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Donde Carlos

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Argentinean, Barbecue
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San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A decent option

Part of the Don Carlos Hotel,,, A nice quiet place,, good food… walk around this place,,, so unusual and historical, lots of old art in a historic building… safe area in Barrio Amon, near the INS Insurance Building. A nice outdoor eating area, covered… Waiters are all seasoned and attentive.. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Robert H
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Part of the Don Carlos Hotel,,, A nice quiet place,, good food… walk around this place,,, so unusual and historical, lots of old art in a historic building… safe area in Barrio Amon, near the INS Insurance Building. A nice outdoor eating area, covered… Waiters are all seasoned and attentive.. I recommend...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had been in the restaurant several times and celebrate this years company dinner there. The quality of the meats is always good and the place has different rooms that can accommodate groups. I recommend the "Lomito Don Carlos". Service had always been excellent.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Donde Carlos is a great restaurant!!! The owner usually is in the restaurant taken care of every detail. The waiters are very helpful. I recomend start with a chorizo or an empanada argentina, then try the churrasco steak! Is a two floors restaurant, always clean, very confortable tables.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Came to this restaurant thanks to TripAdvisor and wasn't disappointed. Food was great for myself and three coworkers. Apple crepes with caramel were fantastic.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Good service, nice place, convenient safe location, it is in Los Yoses a very nice neighborhood. The food was impecable, simply delicious! Go for sure.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is not a place to worry about money, so if you're on a budget, keep looking. But, it is worth it. Delicious food, quiet atmosphere, great service and not pretentious like other Argentinian restaurants in CR tend to be. I highly recomment the provoleta to start.

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Rowland Heights, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The last night of our honeymoon was spent braving the San Jose traffic and one-way streets to this gem of a restaurant in a residential area. We arrived just after the restaurant opened at 5pm and the staff seemed surprised to see anyone come for dinner so early. We were asked to choose where to sit, and decided on the... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Absolutely delicious argentinian-style steak!!! I had a homemade sausage and a sirloin steak cooked to an ideal rare-medium finish. Very kind owners, great location, a bit pricey, but great.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I came here on our last night in Costa Rica and I am so glad we did. The food was amazing. He started with sweet breads (he loved, I refused to try) and I started with Seafood Tartar (delicious). We shared an Argentinian Meat Entree for 2 which was served a platter that had coals underneath giving... More 

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LONDON
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Donde Carlos is a 'not so cheap' neighbourhood Restaurant in los Yoses , San jose. However..the food is superb. The attention and service ...faultless. It is best to seat on the terrace upstairs and enjoy an al fresco experience. Due to its Argentinian heritage ordering meat is always an excellent option. The desserts are outstanding.. the wine list extense.. Be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (506) 225-0819

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?