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“Great stop on the way back from the Volcano”

El Novillo del Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, South American
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great stop on the way back from the Volcano”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Stopped in on our way back from the Volcano Park and were pleasantly surprised. Huge portions of great beef and very reasonable prices, with a beautiful view and wonderful surrounding.

Visited May 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Use to go!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

I was so happy to take my customers traveling with me to this Restaurant, However it seems that they forgot about service and do not treat guides and drivers too good,
I;m not stoping there any more

Visited May 2012
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Tahoe City, CA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for a steak, located just outside of tabacon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

It doesn't look like much, but I've eaten here a few times now. Excellent quality of meat, that you really can't find in costa rica. Huge portions, very reasonable prices.

Visited November 2011
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I cannot imagine a trip to Fortuna without a visit to this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

I have eaten there multiple times over the years, the service is excellent and the food delicious. the place is ok, nothing fancy but the meat is among the best of fortune, I almost dare to say it's the best steakhouse fortune!!!
and as if that were not enough the place has an excellent view of the Arenal :)

  • Visited December 2011
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Oxnard, California
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Ambiance Better Than Expected But The Steak Wasn't”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

This restaurant is up the road from La Fortuna, just before reaching the Tabacon Resort. Look for the big bull sculpture in front. Frommer's describes it as being picnic tables on a concrete slab. We visited on a very pleasant evening and the ambiance was more pleasant than expected. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient. I enjoyed being able to look into the kitchen and see how the meals were being prepared. We both ordered the tenderloin steak with the addition of grilled onions on mine. The meal came with a small salad, yucca fries and garlic bread. My wife enjoyed her steak. Mine was tougher than expected and I had a better steak on this trip in Manuel Antonio.

  • Visited February 2012
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