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“We ate lunch here every day!”

Pollo Tropical-Costa Rica Cuisine Brasilito
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Springdale, Arkansas
2 reviews
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“We ate lunch here every day!”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

A good size plate of food that is totally Costa Rican. The owner, Miguel, always had a fresh juice that was prepared daily and the cas juice was the favorite juice of my wife and I. Basically, you get a dish with rice, beans, mashed potatotes, and few veggies, and a very good size portion of a meat, plus a small salad to start things off. My wife is from Costa Rica and really enjoyed the selection and felt like she was eating typical Costa Rican cuisine. A few days he was doing something on the menu that he felt was geared towards the tourists, and his baby-back ribs were actually pretty good.
We ate lunch for about 12,000 colones - ($24) for my wife and I and our 4 year old son and were completely satisfied with the portion size, the taste, and the variety of the selection. We even did dinner here a few nights. It took about 15 minutes for the lunch to be prepared, but we always got our juices and salad within 5 minutes, plus a huge pitcher of water with a few orange slices to add a nice tinge of flavor to the water. Miguel was very customer friendly and spoke English pretty well for a local. We would stop here and eat next time, even if only passing through Brasilito.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Great Food & Friendly service!!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We were referred by some of the locals to try this place for dinner on our last night in Costa Rica. My husband and I had a Fabulous dinner at the Pollo Tropical Restaurant! Our appetizer & fresh Red Snapper dinner were delicious! Miguel the owner was very personable and made us feel very welcome! Miguel offered to drive us back to our place at Reserva Conchal after we had dinner because he knew we had walked to his restaurant! The prices were very fair and the ingredients were fresh! This is a casual place with a very friendly atmosphere & great food! Definitely recommended!

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Thank Michelle I
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Coventry, Rhode Island
2 reviews
“Tropical Restaurant Brasilito”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

My wife Marie and I recently stayed in Playa Famingo and ate twice at the Tropical Restaurant in near by Brasilito. The owner Miguel and his wife Katerina treat everyone like family. The first time we ate at the Tropical we were there for lunch. We both had the fried sea bass sandwich which was easily the best fish sandwich we ever had. The second time we ate there we had dinner. Miguel knew we like sea food and told us he had a special treat. We had a steamed red snapper that was steamed with oil, garlic and white wine. It was garnished with octopuss, shrimp and vegitables. Miguel said that this was his grandmothers recipt. It was truly awesom. Prices were reasonable, service was quick and friendly. We highly recomend this restaurant. David and Marie Scott Coventry Rhode Island.

  • Visited February 2013
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Troy, Michigan
2 reviews
“Personal Service and Wonderful Food”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We ate here once for lunch and once for breakfast during our weeklong stay in Brasilito in January. The owner, Miguel, is both friendly and funny, and the food is delicious and priced right. For those travelers nearing the end of their stay in Costa Rica who are looking for a four-legged animal to eat (rather than the incredible and abundant seafood found everywhere else), this is your spot. The steak selection is impressive, and ribs are available every now and then.

A bevy of natural juices are available and are included for no additional cost, as well as ice tea and ginger-spiced ice tea. (Try the Arnold Palmer.) During our lunch, Miguel also brought out one of my favorite dishes of the entire trip: fried platanos and yucca with refried beans and cheese. Sounds simple, tastes incredible.

Breakfast is traditional: gallo pinto, plantains, and eggs your way. Try them scrambled with tomato and onion. Also very, very good.

Miguel's hot sauces are also quite delicious and vary from week to week. Definitely a spot worth going back to.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Mark K
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Delicious food”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had great time at this restaurant! We were so warmly welcomed! The food was delicious!!! Don't hesitate to visit it!

  • Visited February 2013
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