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Restaurante La Cascada

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Spanish
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600 oeste, 25 norte del Puente Los Anonos | San Rafael de Escazu, San Jose 4667-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2228 0906
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hard to Beat

Had a business lunch here today. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The steak was as good as legend tells, and the prices are fair. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Drew_Heath
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Shenyang, China
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Decoration and walls look a bit old. Staff is very friendly. I find the prices expensive and food is ok, nothing special or exceptional, it was just ok.

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Thank Rogelio G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The food was great, best steak in town and the service was excellent. Very nice atmosphere and attention. Recommended 100%

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Thank Arturo M
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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186 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I heard about this restaurant as the place to go for steaks in Costa Rica for years.. Maybe I am spoiled (just returned from a two week trip to Denver and points west) but I was totally unimpressed.. The steak was sliced half way through in a pattern before cooking which means that medium was medium or well, but not... More 

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Thank islandjerr
San Jose
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have tried many steak places since it is one of my favorite meals, but this one is the best one since a long time ago. I go an average of once a week and it is totally worth it. The prices are perfect for the quality of food you get. Highly recommended!

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Thank Enrique C
Shenyang, China
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a business lunch here today. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The steak was as good as legend tells, and the prices are fair. Highly recommended.

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Thank Drew_Heath
San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Quality still good, taste still good but used to be awesome. Prices are similar to El Novillo Alegre while quality at El Novillo is probably one notch above, so on a relative basis I think the decision is simple. The place looks old so not a great experience on that end. You can probably spend USD35-50 per person (no wine).... More 

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Thank Bolivar R
Escazu, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

great food and service. Great childhood memories in this restaurant. Meat is the best but if you have people in your party looking for other options - no problem they will find a great variety to choose from.

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Thank eufe
San Jose, Costa Rica
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I have been there 2 times. A good steak costs $38. Service is good; but premises look like they have not been changes since 70s. Restroom wasnt clean and sink was damaged.

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Thank godh
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

If you feel like eating a good steak, this is a good place to go, my favorite is the baby beef cut but all their plates are really good. Every plate is serve with black hole beens,cabbage salad and my favorite sweet plantains in sirup. Prices are reasonable compare to other steak houses in CR and the service is very... More 

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Thank Gbonill
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have eaten at La Cascada quite a few time for many years and love it. I do not live in Costa Rica anymore but I make sure my family takes me there when I visit them! I usually order fish because I do not eat meat but it is delicious and their side dishes are great! It is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 oeste, 25 norte del Puente Los Anonos | San Rafael de Escazu, San Jose 4667-1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 0906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?