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“Steak”
Review of La Trocha

La Trocha
Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Atenas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
savannah
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Steak”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

I lived in Atenas for 9 months and this is by far the best tasting steak yet. Tender for a sirloin and enough for lunch the next day with the leftovers.

  • Visited August 2014
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Atenas
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restaurant in Atenas - By a Mile”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We live in Atenas and have eaten in every restaurant in the area. Without a doubt and by a wide margin, La Trocha has the best and most interesting food. Filet La Trocha is corvina (sea bass) in a fabulous shrimp sauce and is my personal favorite - this is what I had last evening. My wife loves the Filet Mignon which is as tender as butter, incredibly flavorful, covered with sautéed onions and quite large. As you may know, the quality of beef in COsta Rica is very unreliable but that is not the case here. At La Trocha, it is consistently wonderful.

I enthusiastically and strongly recommend La Trocha - you will not be disappointed. Tell Eliana, Maria Fernanda and Frank that you were sent by el Bigaton.

  • Visited July 2014
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Alexandria,LA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Good Seabass”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

The place was recommended and I had been there a year ago. I had the La Trocha Corvina and it was very good, including the La Trocha sauce. The service was good.

Visited July 2014
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Beverly Hills, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Love Iliana and Frank”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a couple great meals at LaTrocha. We met Iliana and Frank and love them. It was so much fun talking with Iliana, us in English and hers in Spanish. Somehow we understood each other. We had Cerviche, which was wonderful. The bean dip was delicious. I had the beef steak and it was wonderful, even though I heard beef wasn't great in Costa Rica. Frank did a great job. We want to go back and will definitely eat here again if we do.

  • Visited May 2014
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chicago, il
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Atenas!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We loved this restaurant. It has a wonderful atmosphere. The service was very good. When our waitress had trouble understanding us, she was able to get help from someone who speaks English. There were four of us, and we all the filet. It was excellent, good presentation and the taste was as good as anything we have eaten in Costa Rica in seven weeks. We will definitely return next time we are in Atenas. It is very reasonably priced. A little hard to find, but worth the effort.

  • Visited May 2014
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