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“pretentuous” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Donde Carlos

Donde Carlos
San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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Ranked #24 of 316 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Argentinean, Barbecue
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Tel Aviv, Israel
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“pretentuous”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

this is a very pretentuous high society costa rican restaurant where you can't have a meal without people giving bizarre stares, including the waiters. the portions are small but the food is good. however, the atomosphere kills any virtue that this restaurant might have.

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Costa Rica
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“This is a place to eat good meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I liked the meat. Good quality. The service is very good. They have good options of wine.

Visited May 2012
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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“best restaurant in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The service is amazing, the ambiance is great. Best argentinean food ever had...You should try it! its a must in san jose

Visited May 2012
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US
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good Steaks and Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Nice ambiance, the steaks are very good, and they offer a reasonable selection of wines. The menu provides a variety of meat cuts and preparations, and everybody in our party enjoyed their choices. Recommended if you are looking for a good steak and wine in San Jose.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best Steak House in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Very nice restaurant in east San Jose, characterized by the excellent meat cuts and outstanding service. The restaurant is an Argentinian "parrillada" owned by an Argentinian and served as if you were eating in Buenos Aires. The owners are everyday at the restaurant taking care of every single detail and more important taking care of you. The atmosphere is modern with a touch of traditional Argentinian steak houses, the tablecloths are impeccable white and the silverware top notch. The service is unique and friendly, that makes you want to return as much as you can. The food outstanding, every single meat cut is superb, personally likes the Bife de Chorizo and the Churrasco de Lomito, but you will go safe with all cuts. In Appetizers I recommend the Queso Provolone and the Beef Carpaccio. Don't miss the excellent bread that is serve with a green sauce (I will eat it alone with a spoon, delicious and the owner will not share the recipe with you, is a house secret, but I'm almost guessing the ingredients), the hot/spicy onions are also a must to taste. The wines dominantly Argentinians are extraordinary and at a very reasonable price. One of the best restaurants in San Jose, highly recommended and your expectations will be exceeded. I recommend to seat at the second floor near the terrace and at the corner adjacent to the oak wine barrel. Definitely will return.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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