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Steak House el Tobogan

Steakhouse, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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LA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim for breakfast. This was the best breakfast I have had in my 8 years in Costa Rica. The staff was attentive and friendly. Can't wait to come back for dinner.

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

A strange lead to my review, but: the place is open air, in a very rural and dusty hollow, next to a main road; and yet, it is absolutely immaculate inside... like, spotless and shiny. So, that's a good start. The service is charming and kind, though clearly NOT about hamming it up for the tourists - more stoic. The... More 

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Thank Davenport M
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband & I visited this restaurant with our 19 year old daughter & 21 year old son in August 2015. The outdoor setting was very enjoyable and traditional. The food outstanding and the young man who was our waiter really made our experience stand out. He brought us a special drink at the end of the night that really... More 

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Shoresh, Israel
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Got a recommendation frm a local tour guide I trust. The place looks cheep, the menu is rich, practically limited to two kinds of meet... The stake is ok. Fries and salad on the side. I had better... even in McDonalds! Nothing to write home about. Service was VERY friendly! $30 USD for this? Come on!

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Thank Harel2013
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I both had the steak fajitas and they were wonderful! We found the prices to be in line with other local steak restaurants. Very good!

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Saratoga, California
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The waitress were very pushy on high price items. She was constantly hovering over us. The steak was good but for $30 per plate was bit over priced.

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Thank galavantingsusan
Sebastian, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Mauricio's dad definitely knows how to cook a steak!! Showed up late with two friends for a brew, got served beef tips (on the house) that were phenomenal. Loved it so much we went back for breakfast. The fresh coffee was awesome as well. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Michael P
New York, New York, United States
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant on my first night in Arenal. The host was helpful, and the meal was excellent. The jalapeno steak was well prepared, and the service was prompt. My only surprise was the bill at the end, $30USD seemed high given the very limited atmosphere and lack of sides. At first, I thought I had miscalculated the currency... More 

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Surrey, England
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We were travelling around Costa Rica on an escorted tour and ate here on the recommendation of the driver of our coach. The garlic steak was out of this world and absolutely enormous...circa 12oz with no fat or gristle whatsoever, just pure meat cooked to perfection. For non meat eaters, there were fish options. This restaurant served one of the... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good food, great drinks, friendly staff. They recommended other activities in the area like hot springs and ATV companies that helped make our trip more enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Steakhouse, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: (506) 2479-8420
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 !...

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