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“Fun, outdoor romantic steak dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novillito's Steak House

Novillito's Steak House
Highway 142 | 1 Mile West of the Downtown la Fortuna, Way to the Arenal Volcano, Wood Building Right Site, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8606
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill, Family Fare, Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Carlisle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fun, outdoor romantic steak dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting brainteaser games before dinner, delicious steak, and a really laid back outdoor cafe that felt romantic, this place a must for a man who is in the mood for something substantial to eat other than churritos and rice and beans.

Visited May 2014
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“OMGoodness am I satisfied! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What a treat! Juan Jose and crew suggested we split a dish consisting of two 10oz NY strips, veggies and papas for a measly $20!. Wow it was worthy of $50 no doubt! Very tasty and filling. Flavorful sauces and cremas to boot! Very happy to have found this spot and met these gents that were all very eager to serve and please this eve!

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Bowling Green
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best place in the Arenal area!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This place was absolutely superb! From the dish to the view it gets an A+ from my husband and I. I got the fajitas and the flavor was outstanding. When looking out we got a wonderful view of the volcano. The service was also amazing! Very friendly

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This restaurant is close to Arenal Kioro. We had an amazing Chateau Briand dinner for two. One of our boys had a steak and the other had chicken. The meat was cooked to perfection. The setting was great, outdoors with the sound of frogs and crickets in the background. This was an amazing meal and reasonably priced.

Visited July 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Seatk house but also sea food. Good quality. Below hotel prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We tried the sea food and the taste was great. The dishes are elaborated, not traditional. Ingredients are fresh. The meal size is good. Average ticket (no wine) can range USD 16-30, which is approximately 20% below a hotel restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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