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“Great friendly service, excellent english, fresh beef specials”

Novillito's Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great friendly service, excellent english, fresh beef specials”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stopped in, and had the tenderloin special for that day. We were there in low season but would expect this place could get crowded during high season. Everything as advertised, don't be afraid to ask for substitutions or variations. They were very accommodating for us and the table next to us.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Great food and great prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I live in New York City and dine out all the time, eating some of the best food in the world. My boyfriend and I decided to give Novillito's a try while vacationing in Costa Rica since it was rated #1 in the La Fortuna area on Tripadvisor and we are glad we did. I had the non fat sirloin - medium rare, the steak was cooked to perfection...probably one of the best steaks I have eaten in a long time. My boyfriend had the filet w/ pepper sauce and also really enjoyed his meal. The service was amazing... casual vibe and great place to try local flavors. I highly recommend eating here. Our waiter, Walter, was the best - such a friendly restaurant and country. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank cmcncali
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Ca.
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great food; service; and price for what you get. Clean and spaceous. Everything we ordered was delicious. We went based on Trip Advisor reviews and told them so.

Visited September 2013
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Washington DC
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't drive past this shack..... the food is worth stopping for.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

On the main road in La Fortuna - the modest bamboo shack serves excellent traditional Costa Rican dishes as well as the steaks. The restaurant was taken over by a family a few months ago. My husband had a huge whole red snapper that was fried in front of our eyes - its an open kitchen and I had the traditional tico platter with rice, black beans, salad, veggie, plantain and steaks. Served on a huge wooden platter lined by banana leaf. Everything was in huge portions and delicious including the complimentary dessert - with the father cooking, son at cashier and several other family members busily cooking we felt like we've been invited to a home cooked meal by our local host.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank WanderingRosa
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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A great Meal and Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

By suggestion from Freddie at Arenal Backpackers hostel - we found this jewel of a place. Our tipical meal of Chicken, Rice, Beans, Plantanes and Potatoes was very good. The bonus of a banana dessert was a great way to end a great meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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