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El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

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Steakhouse, Pub, Argentinean
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
(506)22-034753
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and huge portions.

Delicious Argentinian steak house. Elegant ambiance. Huge portions! Bring your appetite or split the main course between you and your couple!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Dario D
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Miami Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Harveys Lake, PA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A resident of San Jose took us here to his favorite steak house and we were not disappointed. One of our group had a filet and the rest of us had the entraña (flank steak). The steaks were cooked to juicy, succulent perfection, the grilled vegetables were quite tasty. This place rivals some our our favorite NYC steak houses and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

always good service; great wine selection and THE BEST ENTRAÑA (skirt steak) in town! Don't forget the grilled cheese starters; empanadas and delicious puddings too !

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kuala lum
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

this place serves the best steaks argentinian style! so good ! the entrana is amazing! it is served with roasted vegetables making the steak the king of the plate! the wines are very nice also! it is a little pricey but for a good piece of steak it is worth it!!!!!

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Escazú, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I personally love steak houses and I have my favorites in town, but El Novillo Alegre is certainly NOT one of them. I have visited the restaurant five times and the food have ranged from bad to just plain hideous. I know many people talk wonders about this place but to me is not worth a single cent of my... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a great place for Argentinian food, particularly steak. The place is well lit and decorated, and the service is also very good.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First of all, this restaurant is in Escazu. I don't know why the listing says Santa Ana. Secondly, if you are one of those people who think nothing of going out and spending $50, $75, $100 on a dinner, then don't bother to read this. I am a tightwad and eking out a living in the creative arts, so I... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Delicious Argentinian steak house. Elegant ambiance. Huge portions! Bring your appetite or split the main course between you and your couple!

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Weston, Florida
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good restaurant to have dinner but being frankly the food quality is in the average, the service is great, well located and pricing very convenient. The sangria was very good!

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Orlando
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is what the restaurant is known for so don't try anything else the first time just ask for the steaks...whatever your favorite cut may be. The cuts are imported and ordered to your liking. Decent wines to pair with the meal as well.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Being from Guatemala, where we have several premium quality steak houses, I tend to be very critical when having steaks elsewhere. My experience in Costa Rica has not been very good when it comes to grilled steaks. However, El Novillo alegre offers a good choice of imported cuts, and well made to the ordered term of the steak. Atmosphere is... More 

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Additional Information about El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

Address: Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506)22-034753
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 45
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub, Argentinean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: (506)22-034753

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 45
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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