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South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
2750-0581
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Quote a bummer to be looking for it and find out the next day from locals that it's been closed since like May... not sure why this Listing is here. It shouldn't be...

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

this was one of the top places for puerto viejo and Argentinian, but the place has apparently closed down. Please ask around but it looks like the owner now does something else for a living...

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Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We drove up and down looking for this place and none of the locals had heard of it. We were frustrated to miss it.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

i was there with my boyfriend and we had one of our best nights! the owners are a cuple and you can feel that they love their place and but everything they have into it. he is on the grill and his woman is responsible for the service. they are really lovely and the food is great. i really loved... More 

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beirut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Additional Information about Malbec

Address: South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2750-0581
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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