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“A fresh, unique approach to dining”
Review of C-Vichito y Mas - CLOSED

C-Vichito y Mas
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: International, Fusion
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We ate at C – Vichito & Mas based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh, creative and very good. I was with a group of like-minded travelers on a business trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, you do have to go with an open mind and very large wallet. The restaurant is located in a former house in a residential section of Alajuela. This makes it somewhat difficult to find and a bit off the beaten path. There are no menus; dinner “suggestions” flash on a large plasma monitor in the restaurant. Your server will inform you of the fresh meat, fish, vegetables and other ingredients that are available. From there, you direct them on how you want the food prepared, making your own suggestions for side dishes, accompaniments and how you want it prepared. Our only complaint is that due to a very tiny kitchen (open to the restaurant) our 12 meals came out one or two at a time and by the time the last dinner was served, the first person served was finished. But overall, we loved this unique approach to dining and the food was incredible. The owners have put their heart and soul into this restaurant and it really shows. I probably would not recommend it for large groups like ours, 12 of us, but for smaller groups of 2 or 4 people, it would make for a very memorable and unique dining experience.

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Thank expat_ord
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

It was a great experience, service was outstanding, flavors Well blended, we are coming back for sure!! Salmon and octopuss were delicious!!!
Homey feeling!

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3  Thank NGuardia73
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Best restaurant in Costa Rica. We have been traveling to Costa Rica for the past 15 years. By far the most creative and delicious of all. If they were in NYC we would be regulars there. Can't wait to return on our next trip! Bravo!

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2  Thank steve r
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Saying that they don´t have a menu is not completely true, I would say the menu is not printed and is very flexible. Alvaro (the owner and executive chef) will offer you 4 main bases; beef, ribs, fish, sea food, all of them prepared with different sauces like tamarindo, chocolate, pineapple and others, then you can choose from vegetables, mushrooms, pasta, and all kind of different combinations, Alvaro will suggest flavors according to your taste, but he won´t limit your imagination if you want to get creative about combinations and flavors.

Don´t forget to ask for the starters and the desserts, they are amazing!

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1  Thank craftbeerguy2013
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has no menu. The chef/owner is beyond welcoming, as is passionate about his culinary concoctions. He will give you a brief overview of what they offer but will hand craft your dosh to your liking. This is one of if not THE BEST most posh restaurants I have ever been to. Most of the food and herbs are raised & grown by himself. Almost everything is natural and organic. 10/10!!

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1  Thank Pedro V
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