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Don Yayo Chicharonerra

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Los Angeles de Atenas, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Truly Tico Cusine

The food is good, the servers are great. We have been here many times my husband enjoys their Chifrio an authentic Tico dish rice, beans, ham. It is truly a local restaurant & pub not fancy but the prices are good, the people are friendly. It is very popular on weekends with the locals. It has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
j01948
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, the servers are great. We have been here many times my husband enjoys their Chifrio an authentic Tico dish rice, beans, ham. It is truly a local restaurant & pub not fancy but the prices are good, the people are friendly. It is very popular on weekends with the locals. It has a bridge club meeting... More 

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Thank j01948
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Don Yayo is a great restraurant, The food is resonably priced and VERY good. We ate at Don Yayo's severval times for lunch and for dinner. Very good and our waiter was very attentive. We will be back.

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Thank 734jan
San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is an authentic Costa Rican restaurant offering fresh Costa Rican food. It tends to be very busy with Ticos but we got in on a rainy night that everyone else stayed home for. The prices are good and so we felt it was pretty good food at a good value.

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Thank FLYINGNURSE2015
Atenas, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While the food isn't anything to rave about, it's good. Especially some finger foods while throwing a few back. They have a wide selection of drinks and several TV's playing at any given time. It's the usual spot for many of us!

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Thank nextstop99
Turrúcares, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Don Yayo has the best Chifrijo I have ever tasted. This is a typical soup with beans, rice, chicharones, tomatos, nachos, and served with fried Yuca and Jalepeno peppers. They offer dinner and lunches and bocas. Bocas are small little tastes of the larger meals. Friendly, welcoming staff.

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Thank Darlene M
chicago, il
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is easy to find at the edge of town on rte. 3. It is more of a bar than a restaurant. It was very loud. The ham I had was dry and hard to chew. My husband had the fish, and said it was very good. We would not go back.

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Thank skacian
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a reasonably priced, local food restaurant. Its not fancy but its good. It has a bar as well and it is a local hangout for expats and ticos alike.

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Thank UwyoCB
Atenas, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

That is what chicharrones are - chunks of ham - I discovered for the first time! And they were very good! So were the peppers! They could find something better than the dry cassava as a side though. But the Tres Leches for desert made up for the bland cassava.

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Thank Charlie D
Atenas, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It is one of the larger restaurants in Atenas. It can easily accommodate a large group of friends and family. Open airy seating, big screen TVs turned on to whatever sport is playing at the time. I watched the Super Bowl here.

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Thank Meanmugger
Wilsonville, Oregon
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited several times and ordered different things. Each time the food was good. They have a family area and a large bar area with tv's too.

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Thank zen1000

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Los Angeles de Atenas, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?