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El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
(506)22-034753
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Regular at El Novillo Alegre

Consistent good service and very good food. Works well for business or family meals. The owner is always there on top of things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Alex F
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have come to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints me. It maintains its high quality in service and food. Steaks are delicious and a large variety of wines is offered, too. The place deserves an outstanding rating in all its extent. If you are planning to go during a weekend, my recommendation is to make a reservation... More 

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Agua Dulce, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We wanted a good steak while staying in Santa Ana on business and boy did they deliver. The service was outstanding and everything we ordered was top notch. The steak was cooked perfectly. The wine they recommended was one of our favorite wines from Argentina not found in the USA and was a real treat to sip along with our... More 

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Thank JK2468
San José
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have visited most of the Novillo Alegre restaurants, this is one of the prettiest and the food is just amazing. The mashed potatos as side dish with the lomito alegre is a great match. Highly recommended!

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Thank Ventox
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Consistent good service and very good food. Works well for business or family meals. The owner is always there on top of things.

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Thank Alex F
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The most tasting beef steaks, they normally have a promotion if you have Credomatic cc, up to 30% discount.

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Thank Rafael Z
Cartago, Costa Rica
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

As in all Novillo Alegre sites, quality goes first. You can count that they will always serve you fresh top quality food, not just referring to the different meat cuts but to all the ingredients or sides including vegetables, rice, bread, etc. My personal favorites are the pastry turnovers and the kidneys which they prepare incredibly great. You can choose... More 

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Thank SBE73
Harveys Lake, PA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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Thank drstan58
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3 reviews
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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Thank Shay D
kuala lum
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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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