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Steak House el Tobogan

La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8420
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“fried banana” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant because we were lost!! Mauritizo helped us, called our friend and we were on our way. What a great help he was..... came back to La Fortuna several days later and wanted to thank him for his assistance. Stayed for...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good steaks & nice service. The garlic tenderloin was delicious. Also the jalapenjos steak and the fresh tiger shrimps.

Thank Remo W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here as part of a group tour. I had a sizeable tenderloin steak for £15/16 - great value compared to UK, but possible expensive by local standards. Beers were a little more expensive than we’ve paid elsewhere ($3.50). Staff were friendly and attentive. Nice...More

Thank AMJ5
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four traveling Costa Rica and our driver recommended this place. We couldn't suspect at first glance that this would be our best food experience in the country. The meat melts in your mouth and the French fries felt like home-made...More

Thank Farid R
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We were a family of 20 with 3 generations traveling in Costa Rica for 2 weeks. We drove from Manuel Antonio north and our tour guide recommended this Steak House for dinner. If you are looking for fancy and touristy, this is not your place....More

Thank C D
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Location: Arenal Atmosphere: open restaurant close to the main street. The place is relatively basic but the staff makes up for that. Service: good and efficient Food & drink: in Costa Rica we had a lot of meat and I would say that this was...More

Thank jenskoopmann
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Our driver / guide Orlando Vargas took us to this steak house as he has known the family for many years and it was fantastic in all respects - service, food quality and friendliness.

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed October 25, 2016

My wife and I first stopped at el Tobagan for lunch after a day of outdoor activities around Arenal. Mauricio, a member of the family that owns the steakhouse, showed us some of the cuts of beef they had to offer. The steaks he offered...More

Thank Marker5280
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was the best and most affordable breakfast during our entire stay in Costa Rica. The breakfast consisted of two fried eggs, fried bananas, avocado, beans and rice, cheese and sour cream. The coffee was brewed at our table. It was an amazing breakfast experience....More

Thank maya18322
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

While driving back to my hotel we stopped in to satisfy some hungers. Couldn't be happier we did! From Mauricio bringing out different steak cuts for us to choose from, and the coffee being made in front of us at our table. everything about this...More

Thank Kirk S
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  • Value
Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Validated Parking
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Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 8420
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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 !...
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