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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$12 - $30
Latin, Barbecue, Grill, Argentinean, Central American, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

I am eating in Santa Teresa since 7 months and El Facon is defiantly one of my top 3 RESTO’s because of the quality of the food and the service and ambiance of this nice resto . I totally recommend the Vegetarian plate and the...porc Sandwich . There home maid ice cream with almonds and chocolate is top of the line .More

Date of visit: June 2020
elfacon, Propietario at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

thank you for your feedback! we´re very grateful!! you are welcome when yopu came back!!

Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Food was very good! It is argentinian do we expected our meat to be perfect, but it was over the term we wanted. Griled Vegetables were great, and so were the sandwiches. Other than that, all else is fun and laid back atmosphere, the service...was friendly, always attentive, live music and the happy hour goes to 8 pm which is great for early diners.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Good drinks and very flavourful and decently-priced steak and other food options at a lively, fun restaurant. Service started out to be quick and efficient...getting bill was a bit long but this seems to be the standard in Santa Teresa and it's not like we...had anywhere to go. We both ordered steak - filet mignon and one other type of cut and both were delicious including the sides of grilled veggies, quinoa and mashed potatoes. Well priced as this quality of meal in North America likely would have cost us almost double the price!More

Date of visit: February 2020
E1443XQoscarb, Owner at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner at El Facon !! See you next time!

Reviewed March 6, 2020

We like good food and fun places and El Facon is all that, and more! WE were looking for a lively place to eat and hoping music might also be part of the equation. We found that just a short ATV ride away at El...Facon. The place was bumping so we opted to sit at the bar and eat. How fun was that!!! The bartenders are a hoot and also very generous with their amuse bouche and chili water. The music was wonderful- creative and what a great vibe. And then there's the food. We ate here twice during our week stay. That's how good it was! We had octopus, the veggie entree, ceviches, the polenta tapas, and the tuna steak. The creativity with which these were prepared was exquisite, only to be surpassed by the taste! Put all of these things together: fun place and bartenders, great music and excellent food and that equals GO HERE!!! Oh and the prices were good, too!More

Date of visit: March 2020
oscarbV4090DW, Dueño at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thanks for your comments, I hope you come back soon !!

Reviewed February 26, 2020

After many tuna dinners we wanted some good meat and our taxi driver recommended El Facon and we loved it!! So tasteful, tender, both the beef and the porc and yummy vegetables! The drinks were delicious! Best Pina Colada ever! Lovely, cozy atmosphere and live...music on top!More

Date of visit: December 2019
E1443XQoscarb, Propietario at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your comments Helena, hopefully visit us again. Pura vida

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

We had an incredible dinner at El Falcon. There were a ton of gluten free options and enough variety to please the pickiest of eaters and everyone in a large group. The only drawback was that it was incredibly hot within the restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
E1443XQoscarb, Propietario at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Thanks a lot!!

Reviewed February 3, 2020

Back in Santa Teresa a year later and my impressions of El Facon remains. Good local craft beer, good music, good ambience and that lovely smoke... Had the best Tuna Burger ever - after the waiter told me Tuna over Lamb - which was fresh,...perfectly cooked MR in a nice bread holding together beautifully. Oh, and great waiters.More

Date of visit: January 2020
E1443XQoscarb, Owner at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Thank you very much for your comments, pura vida!!

Reviewed January 23, 2020

My husband and I went on a busy night, and the service was very inattentive - never got waters, multiple servers, felt rushed. I am not really a stickler for service so I could probably overlook that - but the food was just not good....Everything was way too salty and over seasoned. The steak was small, thin, and fairly tough. The one good part was the tuna steak - tasted fresh and we enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
E1443XQoscarb, Owner at El Facon, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry that you had a bad experience. For us it is good to know the problem of food at the moment to be able to solve it quickly. I hope I can change your opinion on the...More

Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

We stayed right next door and heard they recently reopened so decided it was worth a shot. Argentinian food, sign me up. Split a bunch of appetizers: ceviche (pretty good), empanadas w/ beef (great), pork ribs (great), and shrimp (only ok - too much chili...powder for my palate... half the amount would have bumped this dish up). Still giving this place a 5-star review because the vibe is awesome. Cool date night spot or if you have a group of friends it would be an awesome place to order drinks and apps for a while. Live music, too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 14, 2020

El Facon is a GREAT SPOT! I recommend visiting it along with OSA which is just down past it. The petit filet was one of the best filet mignons I've ever had, done to perfection and incredibly tasty. The ruby beer is a killer belgian...golden ale, and their plating here is very well done. Best steakhouse I've been to in Costa Rica, and I have been all over the country.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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If CC means credit card, the answer is no. Cash only at el facon Other places in the area do take credit cards but the wifi is not always reliable so having cash on hand is always a good idea.
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