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“Phenomenal steak!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Steak House el Tobogan

Steak House el Tobogan
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: 1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...
St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Phenomenal steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I were staying near La Fortuna and decided to give this place a try. The owner and host were so kind and helpful and struck up a conversation with us. We chatted about everything from the recent Costa Rican win over Greece, to what activities to do as well as helped each other learn a few words in Spanish/English. The atmosphere was open air, friendly, and everyone had a great attitude. None of that compares to the steak. I had a T-bone and my wife had the Garlic Tenderloin. Both were perfectly cooked with so much flavor! It could be the best meal we had and rivals any steak in the USA. Great prices, wonderful service, exceptional food. Go here!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CHalfacre
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English first
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best stake house in La Fortuna, Costa Rica ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We came to visit the Arenal Volcano, and found this great restaurant in La Fortuna, service was impeccable, Mauricio was our host, super knowledgeable about the menu,. The cook another great guy, please have the banana flambe w vanilla ice cream. ..is amazing! I came all the way from Uruguay (beef country) to find a formidable stake house here in Costa Rica, if passing by La Fortuna can not be missed!

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2 Thank nancy f
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Cumming, Georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy steaks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

My family and I had dinner here one of the first nights in La Fortuna. We each ordered steaks, but each one different than the other. They were all quite good, to the point the kids were saying they could be the best steaks they've ever had. I would recommend eating here. The staff was very nice as well.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dawn W
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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good steaks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went here for dinner after it was recommended by a friend. Great steaks!! The prices were reasonable and the waiter was very nice. Look for the sign with a white cow on it, and located next to a water slide.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Angela R
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Herts
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186 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A really enjoyable meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in La Fortuna. Ate in the hotel the first night so keen to do something different. This place was recommended by our guide. Probably wouldn't have stopped there without recommendation as it doesn't look special but we were glad we did. Sat outside under a large awning. Garlic bread followed by Filet Mignon steak and banana Flambe cooked at the table plus a bottle of wine between us. All really tasty and fast and friendly service. Evidently this is a real family run restaurant which was nice. Great value too - cheaper than the previous night but better quality

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikeH98
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