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Steak House el Tobogan

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Steakhouse, Central American
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La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-8420
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Description: 1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant...
1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great!

My husband and I both had the steak fajitas and they were wonderful! We found the prices to be in line with other local steak restaurants. Very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
TamelaSey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I both had the steak fajitas and they were wonderful! We found the prices to be in line with other local steak restaurants. Very good!

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Saratoga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The waitress were very pushy on high price items. She was constantly hovering over us. The steak was good but for $30 per plate was bit over priced.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Mauricio's dad definitely knows how to cook a steak!! Showed up late with two friends for a brew, got served beef tips (on the house) that were phenomenal. Loved it so much we went back for breakfast. The fresh coffee was awesome as well. Highly recommended!!!

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant on my first night in Arenal. The host was helpful, and the meal was excellent. The jalapeno steak was well prepared, and the service was prompt. My only surprise was the bill at the end, $30USD seemed high given the very limited atmosphere and lack of sides. At first, I thought I had miscalculated the currency... More 

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We were travelling around Costa Rica on an escorted tour and ate here on the recommendation of the driver of our coach. The garlic steak was out of this world and absolutely enormous...circa 12oz with no fat or gristle whatsoever, just pure meat cooked to perfection. For non meat eaters, there were fish options. This restaurant served one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good food, great drinks, friendly staff. They recommended other activities in the area like hot springs and ATV companies that helped make our trip more enjoyable.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant does amazing steak! Excellent, cooked perfectly and decent portions. Lots of other choice on the menu too- chicken, pasta, fish etc. Service was brilliant- very quick. It's a nice place. Good value too and great quality, nice, tasty food. I definitely recommend it especially the steak!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beef tenderloin with Mush Rooms (that is how it's spelled on the menu) terrific. Really fresh bolonese on the pasta. Don't miss coconut flan and coffee brewed fresh at your table. Kudos to Paolito and his staff.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My sister and I stopped in here for lunch between zip-lining and our volcano hike. The service was very friendly and attentive- Shirley was the perfect hostess and her service was prompt and knowledgeable. The steaks were DELICIOUS...you'd pay top dollar for cuts of that quality in Canada. The portions are very substantial, yet we managed to top the meal... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Delicious! Huge steaks! Come ready to really focus on the meat. Friendly staff. You can also book your tours here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: (506) 2479-8420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Central American

Description

1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...

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