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Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote

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Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican
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Sabana Metropolitan Park | Right Across National Stadium, San Jose, Costa Rica
22-32-09-36
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Restaurant EL CHICOTE, is iconic to our city, and a "must" to...
Restaurant EL CHICOTE, is iconic to our city, and a "must" to your visit in Costa Rica- In our 52TH ANNIVERSARY, This family owned, restaurant, where you can find the most traditional dishes, to international inspired cooking. We offer fine steaks, USDA, fish and seafood, salads, vegetarian and some gluten free options. Our specialty: good service, high quality for a reasonable price.All taxes and tips included in your bill.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic old style restaurant

This restaurant has been around forever, its very classy, quiet and service is great here. The food is very good it's perfect for a nice quiet evening dinner for two.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
KGoede
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This restaurant has been around forever, its very classy, quiet and service is great here. The food is very good it's perfect for a nice quiet evening dinner for two.

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Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We were just walking along to find a place to eat. We found the right one! Very nice and the waiter was very gentleman to chat with. Food was great!

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Thank Joposki
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

El Chicote is a very old restaurant, once was a trendy business and Sunday family meeting restaurants, I'm a meat lover and recently visited the Chicote twice in a month and really the meat is not that good but is very pricey, I'm sure that you can get less expensive and tasty cuts the service is very good most of... More 

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Thank David P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is a classic in San José. It has good food, with a very local style. The service is great, friendly. I enjoy the typical side dishes the most: platains, black beans, etc.

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Thank RAG19
WSM ENGLAND
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were recommend to dine here by a family we met on the flight to San Jose, we were not disappointed. We dined on 8 occasions hence sampling delicious food, some very new to us as we are from the UK. Every meal was served by courteous staff and we met the owner a very pleasant helpful lady, her daughter's... More 

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Thank FRANKLIN4752
Atenas, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Of course my salad and salmon encrusted in almonds was a delicious meal, but as a sweets lover, the Coconut Flan was the best I have ever eaten! And my friend's steak looked so good I kind of wished I ordered it!

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Thank Charlie D
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went here on a business meeting and being a non-tico, I had never tried the pejibayes because I was advised against it. Apparently is a very local palate. Well let me tell you that the soup and the rib eye were excellent. Meat cooked to perfection and that local soup ain´t not that local anymore.

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Thank Pinaman
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Went to this place after recommendation from the hotel. The welcome was great, good bread, wine suggestion and sauces. Ordered tenderloin got some sort of sirloin type cut...sent it back..they gave me a flank that again they tried to pass off as tenderloin and again was not what i asked for..only on the third attempt did they give me tenderloin.... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Always the balance between food and service. Here the food (Chileans Salmon) was very good and the service better. In our case the maître (sorry that I can not remember his name) was very knowledgeable about the food, what to choose and his recommendation was right. I like it very much and I recommend it. Leonardo

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Thank Leonardo C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I come to this restaurant regularly with customers and friends because of its great quality food and good service given by its personnel. This is a traditional restaurant of San Jose and has been opened for decades however they keep giving the great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sabana Metropolitan Park | Right Across National Stadium, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22-32-09-36

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Restaurant EL CHICOTE, is iconic to our city, and a "must" to your visit in Costa Rica- In our 52TH ANNIVERSARY, This family owned, restaurant, where you can find the most traditional dishes, to international inspired cooking. We offer fine steaks, USDA, fish and seafood, salads, vegetarian and some gluten free options. Our specialty: good service, high quality for a reasonable price.All taxes and tips included in your bill.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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