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Como en Casa

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Plaza Real Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
+506 2441 7607
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Restaurant with a Great Staff

My wife, son, and I ate dinner here our last night in Costa Rica. It is located in the Real Plaza to which our hotel provided a shuttle service for dinner. It offers Argentine cuisine with its focus on beef, fish and pasta. We had the empanada appetizers, the house salad, and beef tenderloin with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

As we are sitting at "Como en Casa" enjoying he afternoon. We are being served by Esteban Cadet Budde, a wonderful, knowledgable and pleasant man that makes sure all our needs are meet. A great conversationalist that definitely compliments the delicious food and atmosphere that has been brought to life by Cristina & Ezequiel. "Como en Casa" is a gem... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The prices were very high. I had salad with chicken. Lettuce was soggy and chicken seemed to be boiled instead of grilled. Very mediocre. Not worth eating

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

From the Mojitos which took 20 minutes to produce, to the ghastly pasta (a plate of cooked noodles with a dollop of pesto sauce in the middle - I had to blend the pasta and sauce myself) and Caprese salad, this place needs to find a cook. They succeeded in making everything solidly mediocre to worse. Really a dissapointment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife, son, and I ate dinner here our last night in Costa Rica. It is located in the Real Plaza to which our hotel provided a shuttle service for dinner. It offers Argentine cuisine with its focus on beef, fish and pasta. We had the empanada appetizers, the house salad, and beef tenderloin with mushroom sauce and they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've frequented this establishment since they open 5 or 6 years ago... Never had an issue... The owner always seemed to be friendly and concerned about my meal... Today was completely different... It appeared it was a day the owner was not around.. The meal was not to our liking which we informed the waiter. He seemed unconcerned... He cleared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is really a nice place, serve good food, large sized portions makes it great, a bit pricy though. Waiter attention is excellent

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

First, Yerlin is a fantastic waiter. The food was good, priced moderately. The restaurant was casual and relaxing. Enjoyed the meal, as did the family. Definitely worth a visit in you're in Alajuela.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is the the third time I've eaten at this wonderful place and I've never been disappointed! We've had empanadas, blood sausage and mushroom soup appetizers, all fantastic! Our meals were various steak cuts--my daughter raved about the rump steak--and the pork rib. Never disappointed!! Too full to have dessert so can't review that. Fantastic Chilean and Argentinian wine selections.... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This Argentinian restaurant is, in my opinion, one of the very few high points (for dining, at least) in downtown Alajuela. I have lived there most of my life, and this is usually the first place that comes to mind when I want to have a moderately fancy dinner without driving too far. Service is prompt and courteous, although not... More 

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Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We enjoyed a nice chilean wine with some great beef fajitas. The service and atmosphere were great. It was a nice place to have a quiet dinner however we did feel the prices were a bit steep.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Real Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2441 7607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?