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“Huge portions - good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Trocha

La Trocha
La Trocha Del Boyero | 500 m este Estacion de Servicio 50 sur, Atenas, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Atenas
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Huge portions - good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Cute restaurant a little bit outside of the center. Very good meat, but HUGE portions. We are Europeans and we would have had more than enough with one dish for two. Also tried La Trilla and we much preferred La Trocha! It's more personal, the setting is nicer and the food tastier!
In August though, all restaurants are completely empty...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great location - good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It's off the main road by a few hundred metres, so it is on a quiet back street. Nice ambiance, the food was good - we went back a second time.

Visited July 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great First Costa Rican Meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

As you leave Atenas to head toward San Jose, on your right you look for a Coca Cola sign and turn down the residential street. It will dead end at the outdoor restaurant. We had a seafood medley between my husband and I and my son had a huge serving of beef and rice. Both were generous servings and muy deliciosa! This was our first meal after checking into our rental home for our stay in Costa Rica. Great service, great food, and a pleasant atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“La Trocha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I read about this place on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. It truly lives up to the reviews, and really is that good. The food is amazing and the staff is truly wonderful. Definitely makes this a dinner stop if you are in Atenas.

Visited June 2013
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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“Amazing filet of fish "la trocha"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Hands down, La Trocha is my favorite restaurant in Atenas. Located at the edge of Los Angeles, tucked into a quaint neighborhood, this family run restaurant (Frank, Iliana and daughter Maria) offers quality food that never disappoints. The menu is varied and anything on the menu that is “la trocha” is a house specialty. When we eat at La Trocha, we can never get past our two favorite dishes, the Filet Mignon La Trocha and Filet de pescado la Trocha. The filet mignon is grilled to your liking, then topped with a delicious shrimp cream sauce. The fish filet is lightly breaded, pan fried, and topped with the same cream sauce with shrimp. We always send our family, friends and clients to experience one of the "la trocha" specialties.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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