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“Great value” 5 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 !...
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If this is the one that's up the road from Arenal backpackers resort, lovely casados!
Good value and good food.

Visited September 2013
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Mauricio A, Gerente at Steak House el Tobogan, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Miss Vicky, thank you very much for your visit to our restaurant and has been a pleasure to have served, expect your prompt visit to give more of Excellence service
ATT. Mauricio Antonio,
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San Vittore del Lazio, Italy
1 review
“the worst place to eat. Terrible, bad bad bad.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

i visited this place last month, i was with my family coming from Italy, the service was no good, the menu and the surrounding was not like a real steak house, is more like a regular ´"soda”, instead we decided to visit the place across the street called NOVILLITO'S STEAK, which is the best place we've ever been, with the kind people and the delicious steaks

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Mauricio A, Gerente at Steak House el Tobogan, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Grcias for your comment and My dear Sir, I am writing to reiterate our most thoughtful and heartfelt apology and staff in general for its incorformidad to our restaurant!
Att: Mauricio Antonio, general manager.
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
113 helpful votes 113 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 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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