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Review of Novillito's Steak House - CLOSED

Novillito's Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Costa Rican, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We just got back to our hotel ... it is pouring rain ... but just couldn't see eating another $100 plus meal at the resort. So we drove to Novillito's using the GPS. We were the only ones there at 6:00pm ... we sat down, and the electricity went out. "No problem" the very friendly waitress indicated in sign language ... "cooking gas!!" So candles it was.

My wife was not feeling to well (scratchy throat) so she saw the Seafood Soup on the menu...amazingly good ... clams, shrimp, octopus, and veggies (couldn't see the rest ... too dark). Definitely would order again. I had a medium rare steak with jalapeno butter sauce...cooked perfectly, and a beer. Took a steak sandwich with fries to-go for the granddaughter back in the hotel. Total bill $40. Yumm ... will go again.

PS. A local family showed up halfway through our meal ... I am sure the weather kept others away.

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Thank Wrldfood
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner here our second night in la fortuna. The service was excellent and the meats- excellente. where can you get filet mignon with the fix ins for 14 bucks? Def a must for a tasty night out in la fortuna. We are really happy we went.
The bread with the pesto served when you're seated was so yummy!!

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had the special, T-bone steaks. They were delicious and cooked perfectly. The restaurant is open air and the kitchen is open as well. The margaritas were amazing and we were given a free dessert of warm honey and brandy pineapple chunks. The service was great and the staff was very attentive and friendly. We would highly recommend this place. It was our first restaurant we ate at outside the hotel, great first choice!!

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1  Thank Raquelplante
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I came to Arenal for our one year anniversary. The first night, we had dinner at Novillito's. It was a typical restaurant in this area: open-air seating on the main road in town. Seemed to be family owned. The service was impeccable, and the chefs cooked out in the open. I had the chicken fajitas - which had a delicious flavor, and was served along with fried yuca and roasted potatoes. My husband had the special - T-bone steak with vegetables and mashed potatoes. His steak was okay - too salty and a bit dry, but not horrible.
But the price was right - $31 total, including a bottle of water, a beer, tax and service charge. As well as an "on the house" sauteed pineapples in honey dessert, and starter of the most delicious garlic bread with chimichurri sauce ever.
The waiters were very sweet and attentive. Very accommodating.

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Thank chckadee73
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food was really good :) great portion sizes and good prices! The dipping sauces with bread they bring out is amazing! We ate hear twice on our stay because it was so yummy.

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Thank Amygoo
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