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Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

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Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Anyone know of a good place to get a cuban cigar?

Also looking for a nice traditional Costa Rican restuarant.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Some good places at Multiplaza in Escazu to get cuban cigars...and some around San Jose any good cab driver can take you to get the real ones...

Nice and great food La Cascada or Los Anonos both of them located in Escazu...great traditional places...great steaks...good casados!

Some will give you other great choices!

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Edited: 7:58 pm, June 24, 2012
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2. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Sorry MarkT, you cannot get REAL Cuban cigars in Costa Rica with one exception...http://www.lacasadelhabano.com/web/index.php/en/franchises/new-openings/111-nueva-apertura-la-casa-del-habano-en-san-jose-costa-rica as any Cubans with a Cuban label are fake. Some CR cigars use Cuban seed, and wrappers from Ecuador, but there are plenty of good CR sticks. Try Vegas and Santiago, the Chaman line is what I personally prefer. If you are downtown, look up the Wise Ash in the front of Hotel Little Havana, some excellent choices (and prices) there. As to traditional food/restaurant, downtown SJ has Nuestra Tierra tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309293-d7… for comida tipica served well. Lots of local sodas (small diners) will also give you lots of Gallo Pinto..hold the cilantro. Have a great holiday and enjoy the amazing people and culture of Costa Rica

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3. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

In the Tobacco store in Multiplaza you will find real cuban cigars, guaranteed !!!

Look for Cuartel de la Boca del Monte in Barrio La California, close to La Asamblea (costarrican parliament). Many options and great prices.

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4. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Thank you Jose B...that place in Multiplaza is a great classy place...they only offer the best of the Cuban Cigars...of course some other places...but without hesitation I will dive any person there knowing that they are getting just the best!

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5. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Unfortunately those who believe that a label makes it Cuban, are not cigar smokers, and 99% of the Cubans in CR are fakes. You are better off buying a quality CR cigar from local manufacturers such as Vegas and Santiago, in fact, bring a "Cuban" to someone who knows cigars, perhaps a trip to Puriscal (beautiful farm country) to meet Rudy, one of the V&S owners, and he will be able to tell you exactly where the "Cuban" is made, there are shops in Alajuela that produce these and sell them to unsuspecting tourists and guides. No one wants to spend top $$$s for something that just-ain't-so. Have a great holiday OP and enjoy a good Costa Rican cigar.

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6. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

I would start at http://www.9n.cr/cigars.php

Edited: 11:52 am, June 26, 2012
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7. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Thanks Cubanon for that, but the link was bad, it is: http://9n.cr/cigars.php?idx=2

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9. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Thank you jose b...good clarification...nice of you to give that kind of nice and decent advice! Muchas Gracias!

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10. Re: Cuban cigars and good Costa Rican restaurant

Thank you !!!