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Donde Carlos

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San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and helpful servers

Delicious steaks and smooth Argentine wine. The atmosphere was appealing and the restaurant was in a quiet neighborhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Central Illinois
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Central Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Delicious steaks and smooth Argentine wine. The atmosphere was appealing and the restaurant was in a quiet neighborhood.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Additional charge for bread? is this a joke ? first time it happens in my life ... Never again .....

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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65 restaurant reviews
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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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177 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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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Additional Information about Donde Carlos

Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 225-0819
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

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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: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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