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Fogoncito

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Mexican, Steakhouse
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Rohrmoser Boulevard, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican Tacos

Fairly good price and a good taco menu. Good atmosphere for meetings or just dinner. Walking distance from Casa Lima but the streets are a bit busy near this Plaza location

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Laurel T
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fairly good price and a good taco menu. Good atmosphere for meetings or just dinner. Walking distance from Casa Lima but the streets are a bit busy near this Plaza location

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

great Mexican restaurant by plaza mayor. As recommended by our hotel, we dined there with friends, had margaritas, delicious nachos, great steak dishes. Recommended. Will go definitely back on our upcoming trip to San Jose.

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It’s almost impossible to find decent Mexican food in Costa Rica, I think this place is as close as it comes. The people complaining about the prices probably don’t realize that everything is expensive in C.R. I actually thought the prices were reasonable. The salsa’s were great and beers ice cold. I’ll be back for sure.

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited El Fogoncito just to share a night together, it was just OK. My boyfriend ordered a lomito and the dish was extremely poor for the price it had. I decided to order an Azteca soup, nothing else since that bothered me. Although the atmosphere was great!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food is really great. If you like mexican food you will love their dishes. The bad side are the prices. For the size of the dish you get, everything is overpriced. They should also find a way to improve the parking space because it is horrible.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food here is great, but I feel it is overpriced for Mexican food. There are so many other restaurants that offer similar menu items at a better price, like Antojitos or Tacontento. However, they do have a really tasty Sopa Azteca.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

There was nothing really bad about it, it just wasn't good enough to make me want to eat there again.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Surley service, greasy food. Steak tacos equaled three small unheated corn tortilla shells, only one of which had anything on it, a few greasy pieces of beef. The cheese topper was so stiff and overcooked, it took a knife to cut through. No side at all, not even shredded lettuce or a lemon wedge. All in all, the worst dining... More 

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san jose, costa rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This place could be soooo much better. The menu has not changed in 8 years, 90% of the menu is not really Mexican food, and who drinks their horchata warm? Overpriced meet, and no you dont really get churrasco, its lomito cut to look like churrasco. Im in no hurry to go back.

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Portland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

They just had a lot of meat dishes. I was expecting good mexican food, and it was just ok.

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Address: Rohrmoser Boulevard, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse

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  • Address: Rohrmoser Boulevard, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse

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