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Restaurante & Bbqq El Chicote

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant EL CHICOTE, is iconic to our city, and a "must" to your visit...
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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A traditional place

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2012
andre r
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
339 reviews 339 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I was invited to a professional meeting in costa rica. The day i arrivedmi was invited for a lunch in this restaurant. Very good ceviche, well made barbecue, simple side dishes but everything was correct. Simple service, fiendly spot.

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

We´re glad you had a good experience at our Restaurant! We find very important that even the most professional business meeting gets its objective here at El Chicote! Thanks for taking your time to comment on us! Regards, Andrea Perez More 

VANCOUVER
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We met family at this restaurant and found it to be one of those restaurants that hasn't changed anything for the last 20 years. Their motto might be "if it ain't broke don't fix it". Yes the food was great and that's what matters at the end. The service was good but not great. The location was near the hotel... More 

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

We really appreciate your comment and feel glad you enjoyed your dinner!! At El Chicote our main goal is that our clients feel comfortable in a cozy, yet fresh ambience, our building is really emblematic for its "52 year old" architecture and we look forward to make some changes and at the same time leaving this feeling....that nothing has changed.... More 

Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

The fellow at my hotel’s front desk recommended El Chicote for the steaks. That was all I needed to hear. He made reservations for me and I’m glad he did. A lot of folks were waiting for tables. Even though I was a single diner, I was made to feel comfortable. I had sautéed baby scallops to start, and they... More 

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

Hello! We appreciate your comment! As you said, at El Chicote BEEF RULES! and we are so happy you enjoyed your T-bone steak at a good value for price. At El Chicote you can also find seafood, international cuisine and a couple of vegetarian dishes. Hope to see you soon! Thanks again Andrea p. General Manager More 

Vienna, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

We went to Chicote recently and enjoyed a wonderful culinary and dining experience. The restaurant has a beautiful interior and the wait staff was very thoughtful they heated my dinner while I went to the bathroom.

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

Thank you for your comment.! At El Chicote, our clients are our reason # 1. We are please to serve our best possible way and really look forward to see you soon! Regards, Andrea P. More 

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Costa Rican

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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