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“GREAT STEAK”

El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina
Ranked #11 of 109 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $45
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“GREAT STEAK”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Yes, great! This place gets more popular each day, now there is several locations. Great steak with great wine. You should try it if you're not looking strictly for Costa Rican food

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English first
Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Average cooking for a premium prize”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

A steakhouse is expected to be a place where all steak is good, or better than something you'd cook by yourself. I joined a group of folks for a team's celebration activity and got there with high expectations. I was going to try the steak, but decided instead for pork ribs, which were priced above the price they have at Tony Roma's, so I expected great ribs. What I got instead were rough pieces of pork ribs drowned in a sauce that was intended to remove any other taste from the dish. I can get the same ribs at La Casa del Cerdo for 25% the cost. My coworkers were ok with their dishes so ribs might be one thing they don't know how to cook. In that case, they should remove it from the menu and stop annoying people with it.

The place is nice, and service is good, but when you charge $30 for ribs, they better be good!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Argentinean taste MEAT!!!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Real argentinean cuts, good meat, and great service.

Amazing place to remember Argentina's food and service.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Violar
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Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not what I spected”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I visited this place, on Mother's Day last year and half of the menu is not available, really disappointing

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Asados, but is it worth it?”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

El Novillo started small, and built up based on a solid base of argentinian steak house asados. However as it moved towards the trendier Lindora, it has become just more and more expensive. Meat is still good, but you have to wonder if it is worth the price you pay

Visited September 2012
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