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Malbec

South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
2750-0581
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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beirut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went there with my fiancee. That place is so romantic. Owners explain to you everything about your meat before ordering it. The food was really really good. You should really eat your meat there.

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here one night on our honeymoon. Neither of us are big steak fans, but we decided to try it out and were amazed. The were the best steaks either of us had had. I'm not sure how busy the place normally is, but we had the entire place to ourselves.

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south florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Let me start off by saying I was raised in Argentina, and this is really great argentinean steak. The steaks come with some grilled vegetables (carrots, green beans) and about 2 little potatoes, so order a side dish if you are extra hungry. I did, scalloped potatoes, and they were delicious. Now to the ambiance: dudes, is it really that... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Malbec is a small, family-run Argentine-style steakhouse just down the road from the Le Cameleon hotel (on the way to Playa Chiquita). The place is very small, so reservations are important if you have your heart set on eating here. The ambiance is neat, like an intimate dinner with friends on someone´s front porch. The food is high quality, but... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We passed by the sign on the road and sayd "lets try our luck"! The beutiful older couple running this place are inspiration! We tried all their recomondations, the swest breads, entranea, empenadas, and all was supurb!! The service was impeccable and we left so happy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were a party of five coming to Malbec. The service was amazing and so was the food...highly recommended are the sweetbreads and the entrana which were amazing!!!! This restaurant is fantastic and reasonably priced. We loved it!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Argentin restaurant with absolutelly perfect steaks!!! I can recommend skirt steak - really perfect choice.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Malbec is an Argentinian restaurant south of Puerto Viejo at Playa Chiquita on the other side of the road. It's a romantic place in the woods, but we also saw many families there. We ordered a guacamole-filled tomato (4,000c) as appetizer and pepper tenderloin steak (10,000c) with a side of gratinated potatoes) and skirt steak (10,000c) as main course. Both... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

best steaks in costa rica,good wine and service,will go back,we had argentina skirt steak followed by a real chocolte pudding

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Redmond, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We came here twice during our stay in Puerto Viejo because we liked it so much the first time. Malbec is run by a very nice Argentinian couple. A lot of the menu items were exotic, at least to us, but they were very lovely about explaining the foods and making recommendations. Additionally, the setting is really very nice; you're... More

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