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Donde Carlos

San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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Ranked #23 of 312 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Argentinean, Barbecue
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The food is excellent, high quality dishes at an affordable price. Me and my family have been here multiple times and have always left happy. They have a great wine selection and in my opinion is the best steakhouse in San Jose. The service is very good. The steaks and their pork tenderloin are my favorites.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went to Donde Carlos with a friend. Location is in an upscale neighborhood about a ten minute cab ride from downtown San Jose, the restaurant is a converted house with two stories as well as al fresco dining. Argentinian food, on the expensive (for San Jose) side, but good quality cuts and well prepared. I don't understand a previous reviewer's... More 

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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: Argentinean, Barbecue

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