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“Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Steak House el Tobogan

Steak House el Tobogan
La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-8420
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Cuisines: Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The food quality is excellent. The beef is very good quality, especially by Costa Rican standards- (steaks in CR are often cut too thin, are tough and overcooked - NOT here). The service is great. It is pricey, but worth it overall. Incredible shrimp - huge and properly cooked. The amenities do not match the quality of food. Shirley is a great waitress. My family enjoyed the stop.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niagara Falls, ON
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Fun time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went to the restaurant on the recommendation of our G Adventures guide. Everyone enjoyed their meals immensely. The serving staff were fun... showed us some magic tricks! Try the "Cucaracha" shot... you'll never be the same!

Visited July 2013
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Denton, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A Real Treat and a Nice Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stopped by this restaurant (right on the side of the road) for lunch one day and were very pleased we did. We shared a garlic steak platter that had several side items as well. And, of course we had a couple of cold Imperial Beers. The restaurant is right off the road and next door to a water slide park, but don't let that fool you...the food and service are both very good. This is a family run restaurant and a good many families members work here and do their best to make you feel happy and welcome. DO NOT miss out on the homemade salsa that they provide out of quart sized jars. That stuff is FANTASTIC...in fact, they gave me a jar to take with me as I raved over it so much. Big pieces of veggies from carrots to broccoli to cauliflower all in a wonderful and not overly spicy tomato sauce. Not to be missed. I enjoyed the salso on chips and straight out of the jar for several more days. Really good place to stop if you are in the area. Prices are very reasonable as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

meals were a little overpriced. Great service and I was able to take great bird picture because of a fruit table they have for birds. Nice !

Visited June 2013
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Denver, CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate dinner at El Tobogan and were very pleased with the dishes, the wait staff and the outstanding, friendly service. The wait staff pride themselves on speaking English very well and made sure we were happy with absolutely everything. I recommend trying the Arroz Con Pollo and asking for "comidas typicas" to get a generous plateful of authentic and very tasty Costa Rican fare. We travel to Costa Rica a lot and will be sure to go back to El Tobogan.

  • Visited June 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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