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“Nice place for good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Churrasco Hotel Restaurante

El Churrasco Hotel Restaurante
Poasito, Province of Alajuela, Poasito, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Poasito
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Doha, Qatar
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162 restaurant reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Nice place for good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

There is not to much to choose from in Poasito for food.. but from what there is available, there is no complains.
This restaurant although basic.. the food is good and cost effective.. The people working there are friendly and helpful. If you come here expecting what you might find back in you thriving metropolis city then you might be disappointed.. but if you come here wanting good basic food served by friendly folks at a reasonable price, then you will definitely like it here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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“Very good! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

You definitely have to try the strawberry shake! It's amazing!
I've come here many times and never had a bad experience so far... Sometimes when it's very crowded the service is a little slow... But that's the only reason why I didn't taste it with 5 stars ;)

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Portland, Oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Friendly, tasty, best in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We ate here two nights in a row while staying down the road at the Poas Volcano Lodge. This is a friendly community gathering place with above-average food (which is about the most you can expect in Costa Rica, which is not, by any stretch, a gastronomic destination). Don't expect American-style rich and tender steaks, but thin, chewy cuts. The house chimichurri sauce is terrific. The guacamole was fresh-made and served with fresh-made tortillas. Servings are large and we shared a number of dishes -- four of us ate for about $50 each time. The smoothies were tasty too.

Remember if you are looking for value in Costa Rica, your best bet is always the "casona" plate, a kind of blue-plate special that includes meat, beans, rice and sometimes some weird "salad" or cabbage. Yes, the florescent lighting is awful.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Coast
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great steakhouse? You must be mad!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My tenderloin was far from it. Service was fast, but my steak watercolors correctly on one third, and the rest next to raw. The help seemed indifferent. The prices would not have been bad if what the food met the standards of normalcy. A great testament of mediocrity.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Burnet, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great place to stay. Close to the volcano and Waterfall Gardens. And great place to eat. Wonderful authentic Costa Rican food.

Visited January 2014
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