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Maria Bonita

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #80 of 285 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Nov 19, 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Duncan, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I've enjoyed eating at this restaurant on 3 or 4 different occasions: you can get a very decent meal at a good price served by friendly staff. An English language menu is available and will likely be bought to you without your asking. It has always been quiet when I have gone there. There is a nice touch at the... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

It's not exactly mexican food, although the dishes are good and fairly priced. I order from them for lunch often and i have some favorites and others that I don't even order anymore, it's all about testing and seeing what strikes your fancy.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Just had dinner at this cute authentic restaurant just up the street from Hotel Cactes in San Jose. We had two of the three soups on the menu and both were excellent. We had lunch there earlier with sea bass tacos and a plate with four different tacos, both were really great. Saw the local policia eating there also, so... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is an adorable. family run restaurant with good food and the BEST flan de queso ever! We ate there our first and last nights in Costa Rica and were pleased each time with the portion size, quality and freshness of food and good service. Don't let the humble appearance fool you. This is a great place for a good... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We saw this place packed with locals and gave it a shot. What a great find. This is an inexpensive, friendly lunch spot with fresh, delicious food. We weren't disappointed. We ordered nachos, fajitas and enchilladas. The pico de gallo was fantastic and guacamole authentic and good. Fresh pineapple juice was a great surpise as well.

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Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I had only a short time available, and this place looked clean, so I took the chance. Sticking to the safety of chicken fajitas, I was pleased to get an ample portion, nicely seasoned and with homemade condiments, including an outstanding guacamole. The tortillas were (surprisingly) corn, but warm and freshly made. Another oddity was the inclusion of plain white... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This review is for two visits I made; one in Jan 2011 and one in Jan 2012. The first time I went, I was staying around the corner at Hotel Cacts, a really nice affordable place. I went to this restaurant with my wife (fiance at the time), Mom and Stepdad and we had a great visit. The beer was... More

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