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“Ordered, waited and waited, never got our food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of el Balcon

el Balcon
Parque Central Catedral o Radio Shack 25 Metros Sur, Alajuela, Costa Rica
+506 2431 2603
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Ranked #18 of 94 Restaurants in Alajuela
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Family Fare, Costa Rican
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San Francisco Bay Area
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Ordered, waited and waited, never got our food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went here on a Sunday evening. Ordered drinks then food. Got our drinks, but after waiting an hour the owner came out and told us they had problems with the gas in the kitchen and couldn't complete our order. They didn't charge us for the round of drinks, but we wasted a whole bunch of time here and were very hungry by the time we got somewhere else to eat.

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
london
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“nice food and excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

stopped here tonight for our last meal in Costa Rica, we had a Jumbo cocktail prawns ( highly recommended, very fresh and tasty) to share, soft drinks, 1 mariscada (one of the nicest of our trip) and 1 Casado con pescado, also nice. The waitress was extremely nice, welcoming and sweet. The price of the meal was a little higher then expected (58$) but it was a nice dinner overall.

Visited February 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

really good food. Pretty much the only restaurant in the area other than fast food like McDonald's or Burger King. Well, there were Chinese food but I didn't try. You probably can't go wrong with Chinese.

Visited February 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

clean, great prices, lots of variety,food prepared from scratch, even delicious cheesecake for $2.60, you can also buy food to go and different
kinds of homemade breads.we returned the next day and plan on going back

Visited November 2014
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“always a favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I LOVE this place. Meleanie (the owner) always gives me a big hug and her staff are super! It's my "go to" place for lunch at least 2x a month! And her 'events' (Christmas Octoberfest etc) are always outstanding!

Visited September 2014
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