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“Steak and Family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante De Lucia

Restaurante De Lucia
Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
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Ranked #21 of 71 Restaurants in Monteverde
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Peoria, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Steak and Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Go for the steaks and stay for the family.
Don Pepe will become your newest family member or best friend and that is not a bad thing.
This is a family run restaurant and they are very hands-on and super friendly.
From appetizers to especially the steaks, everything is plentiful and good. My daughter is still raving about the Chicken Noodle Soup and I loved the laid-back atmosphere. I could just stay here forever and feel at home.
If you are going to have one night out for a great dinner, you gotta come here!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio Rancho
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We ate here the last night of our tour and it was excellent, very good service and tasty food. I'd recommend it.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Our best dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I never would have known about this restaurant without a recommendation in the Fodors guide. It is far enough off the main road that only people who found the review online or elsewhere would know about it. The chips and salsa appetizer brought to every table was a really nice touch. We enjoyed our steaks and the excellent side dishes - a bargain at $15 (and accompanied by $3 glasses of wine). The service was friendly and prompt. I was only a bit disappointed that most desserts were unavailable on the night of our visit.

Visited May 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Delicious meal and such friendly and enthusiastic service. Complimentary starter was a bonus too!

  • Visited April 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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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best ceviche in Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We chose this restaurant based upon our hotel recommendation and the fact that it was within walking distance on a rainy night. We were not disappointed with the cozy atmosphere and the wonderful food. The wait staff was quick to greet us and bring us wine and wonderful, complimentary appetizers of fresh tortillas, guacamole, and some sort of salsa. The restaurant began to fill up, but no one ever hurried us. The very best part of the meal was my ceviche--the best I had while in Costa Rica. The fish was cut in long strips that were piled high, and the plate was served with slices of avocado alternated with some sort of purple potato. It was lovely to look at and even better to eat! It was obvious that this is a favorite with the locals, too! The one thing I'd do is to call for directions if you're driving yourself.

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