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“Does "La Trocha" mean hidden delight?”
Review of La Trocha

La Trocha
Ranked #3 of 54 Restaurants in Atenas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 30, 2013

You've heard of places being 'an adventure in fine dining?' In the case of "La Trocha" the adventure is fidning the place, but when you do, the fun begins.

Open air, simply central Costa Rica elegant, wonderful menu, delightful service, open kitchen view of the chef at work, and the food.... traditional Costa Rican with a light touch and subtle exuberance. Order the typical local fare and you receive something a step above. Order the fresh seafood and be delighted. Add a cold local beer or a glass of decent wine and enjoy some 'pura vida' served up on your table.

Ask somebody, turn at the coca-cola sign, look for the lights through the trees -- and enjoy.

Thank DLeeJacksonville_Fl
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Cute restaurant a little bit outside of the center. Very good meat, but HUGE portions. We are Europeans and we would have had more than enough with one dish for two. Also tried La Trilla and we much preferred La Trocha! It's more personal, the setting is nicer and the food tastier!
In August though, all restaurants are completely empty...

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Thank Anne-Ce_Amsterdam
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

It's off the main road by a few hundred metres, so it is on a quiet back street. Nice ambiance, the food was good - we went back a second time.

Thank dbst09
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

As you leave Atenas to head toward San Jose, on your right you look for a Coca Cola sign and turn down the residential street. It will dead end at the outdoor restaurant. We had a seafood medley between my husband and I and my son had a huge serving of beef and rice. Both were generous servings and muy deliciosa! This was our first meal after checking into our rental home for our stay in Costa Rica. Great service, great food, and a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank ryetr846
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I read about this place on Trip Advisor and decided to try it out. It truly lives up to the reviews, and really is that good. The food is amazing and the staff is truly wonderful. Definitely makes this a dinner stop if you are in Atenas.

Thank Goodlife11
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