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Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote

Sabana Metropolitan Park | Right Across National Stadium, San Jose, Costa Rica
22-32-09-36
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Ranked #50 of 296 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A local businessman we were working with in San Jose said we had to come here for lunch and I am so glad we did. Everything was fantastic. The steak, and I am not a big steak person, was outstanding. The service was wonderful. It is a little out of the way if you are staying downtown or out by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had a truly memorable dinner here and would heartily recommend the steaks. We were very well looked after by our waiter, Carlos, who made us feel very welcome and made helpful recommendations about the menu. It's a gem.

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Santa Barbara, Heredia, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The hardest thing to find in San Jose are restaurants that are consistently good. El Chicote has been around for 50 years. I have been going there for 35 years and the Baby Beef is just as fabulous as it was then. The prices are comfortable, the service is very good, the ambience is comfortable. It's a good place for... More

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andyp30, Gerente at Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote, responded to this review

Thanks!! And truly Longevity DOES say something about quality! ; ) Thats for sure, and thats what we´re constantly looking for at El Chicote. Thanks a lot for your appreciation! Hope to see you around another 50 more! More

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

El Chicote is a San Jose tradition. Located in the Sabana area, across the street from the National Stadium, the place is elegant, refined, and the food was pretty good. It's a short ride from downtown San Jose. We both had the "Baby Beef", cuts of tenderloin with sides of mashed potatoes, beans and plantains. Not a USDA prime cut,... More

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andyp30, Gerente at Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment! We hope to see you soon again!! Have a successful new year!! Regards. Andrea Perez Manager More

San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This place is known for meats. It is a nice place, located in La Sabana. Food is good, and the place is nice.

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andyp30, Gerente at Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote, responded to this review

Thanks Andre for your comment, Im pleased you liked our restaurant and hope to see you soon!! Regards! Andrea Perez More

San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is a really nice restaurant and with an old tradition. I know this place since the 1980's and the quality is the same. Baby Beef is my recomendation!!

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andyp30, Gerente at Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment and calification, indeed, El Chicote goes back to 1960!! thats 52 years already! We´ve been serving high quality meats and international seafood trying to give and offer our best service possible! Regards, Andrea P. More

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