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$20 - $25
Steakhouse, Argentinean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed November 2, 2020

Went twice in these past weeks since was one of my all times favorites, one time with family and one with friends. Both were really disappointing. Service was bad, understaffed but more important staff was pretty rude both times. Quality of the meat is perfect...however for some reason sauces and side dishes were pretty bad : Roquefort and pepper sauce were just bad tasting and fries were all soggy, they overcharged for a tiny piece of avocado. Prices overall are higher. If you go just stick to basics.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

Great service and the food was awesome!! The ambiance was modern and very clean. Wish they were located in the west of the city. I’ll go back for sure !!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Well, I am a local and I needed to get out of the house for it to be fumigated, so I planned a long lunch in our neighborhood top Argentinian restaurant, we have been frequent attendees to the one I think is the best Argentinian...in town. Then , I have no idea how come two patrons ruin our whole experience. My wife and I love to dine at the 2nd floor terrazza, so we requested a table, and there were just us and a middle 30's guy who I knew parked his motorbike right in front taking to 2 car spaces. Fairly enough, his "buddy showed up", out loud is really a down-statement, which pretty much ruined our whole chosen lunch, to spend or time outside of the house on a Friday afternoon, food was absolutely delicious, and how can I blame the Restaurant for accept patrons like this, in thins country, it seems people like this love and enjoy to disregard rules of proper behaving and there are no ways for staff to actually let them know their behavior is not acceptable. So please EVERYBODY, try to be understanding, many of these folks are probably dangerous, and DO NOT engage antagonism, might be a not idea.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The food is awesome! well cooked, well served and very tasty. My suggestion for you: Appetizer: Provoleta with strawberry sauce(mniam mniam) Main dish: ryb eye Here two pics: :)

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Los Yoses area and found this restaurant while out walking. It closes at 3pm and reopens at 6pm for dinner. The entries we chose were octopus, tuna with Thai sauce, bistek napolitano and rib eye steak. All food was awesome but...the rib eye was the best we had ever had. Would recommend this restaurant for fine dining.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Worst place in San Jose, the service was terrible, the waiters could care less about the quality of food or service. They are a Fruad Star restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Quiet spot but nice atmosphere. The steak was prepared perfectly and was tasty. As most restaurants in SJ the wine was a bit pricey but this is normal. Wait staff were very good. Definitely would go back

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I was a regular client until this year. On February I went with my wife and her friends and the food was OK. After some conversation it seemed that everybody had the same feedback. We sent some feedback by email and they told us that...they didn't know what happened and next time should be better. On November, I went with some friends that were visiting the country, we were 7 in total, the starters were great but the cuts were awful, all of us leave some food on the plate. They even gave us the wrong plates so we spent 15 minutes figuring out which plate belong to which person. The biggest dissapointment was that three of us order the same plate and we received different cuts (or at least they looked very different) and we asked like 3 times and the guy keep saying that it was our plate. At the end my friends decided to eat it but they were not happy. I understand that sometimes the quality is not the best, but this restaurant is classified as a top steakhouse and it is expensive so I was expecting a better experience this last time and it was the opposite.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food, the ambiance, and the customer service is much much better than Esquina de Buenos Aires. Don't go to Esquina de Buenos Aires for the name, go to Dónde Carlos for quality. Esquina is very very loud, while Dónde Carlos is...quiet and private. The meats, the sausages, the wine, and the sangria is much better here. Ivan Rey took excellent care of us. He's very knowledgeable and helpful.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. The meat was simply outstanding, one of the best I ever had. Ask about the options that do not appear in the menu, you might be surprised. Service was also very goood. I would go back anytime.

Date of visit: May 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4