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“Best Restaurant in La Fortuna” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Novillito's Steak House

Novillito's Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant in La Fortuna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found this place only because our taxi driver in La Fortuna said it was his favorite spot. It also turned out to be ours as well! Food is amazing! The meat was tender and juicy. The chef's sauce was to die for. We actually bought some to go! Ask for Walter, very helpful and friendly waiter. We really enjoyed our experience there and looking forward to going back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We had diner here on our second night in La Fortuna. Restaurant is in downtown. The place is not fancy looking ( almost looks run down). But the food was incredible. I ordered the whole tilapia and my husband had the pepper steak . Everything was fresh, well seasoned and authentic. It is hard to find authentic Costa Rican dishes around tourist areas but this place really delivers. Definitely, visit this place for an authentic Costa Rican meal. You will find tons of locals dinning as well.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peachdog
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Minnesota
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288 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Nice Steaks and Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

It doesn't look like much from the outside but this open air restaurant is well worth eating at. Located on the northwestern edge of town, it serves up good quality steaks. I wouldn't go so far as saying it was one of the best steaks I've ever had but it was still quite good. Not inexpensive but fairly priced. Very relaxed, laid back place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Domer90mom
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8 reviews
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“Best local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great food! Best local food we had here! Service was top notch! Loved this place! This is a must while you are in La Fortuna! We had tilapia served whole, and chicharron! Both were great! Must stop here if you can! You won't regret it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bebetiny
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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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Thank Peter H
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