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“Great for fake tapas”
Review of El Cholo

El Cholo
Ranked #47 of 192 Restaurants in Heredia
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Heredia, Costa Rica
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great for fake tapas”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

If you're into fake Spanish food with a mediocre atmosphere, then this is the place for you. The seafood is overcooked and the papas bravas are terrible.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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“Not a fancy place but good for Sangria”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Not a fancy place but good for Sangria, at first sight you may want to turn around BUT if you give it a chance you may like the bohemian atmosphere, I've been here with my husband and he doesn't like it much but is very relax and extremely good for the price you psy

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Thank Maria R
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Vancouver, Canada
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60 restaurant reviews
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“A FANTASTIC NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE FOR TAPAS & DRINKS”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Cholos is a great place in downtown Heredia to go for dinner, snacks & a drink. It's right across the street from Palacio de los Deportes (the local stadium). I love it even better now that smoking is banned in Costa Rican bars and restaurants.

All the food is pretty decent - but my favorites are: Calmar Relleno (stuffed squid); Camarones, hongos & huevos (eggs with shrimp & mushrooms); Bruschetta with either tomato or Serrano ham. Almost all of the menu is a refreshing change from the typical food that can be found in CR.

The sangria is good. The staff there are always friendly and the service is warm (sometimes lacking in Costa Rica).

Highly recommended for a casual, fun neighborhood tapas bar.

  • Visited April 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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“Great place for the price you pay”
Reviewed June 8, 2011

If you are looking for a low-budget night out this is a perfect place, they have Sangria (ok, I had the whole pint) Tapas are fine, is not a gourmet spanish restaurant, but the quality is actually better than other places for the price you pay

Visited June 2011
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“Great "tapas" and "sangria"”
Reviewed December 27, 2007

Great "tapas" and "sangria"

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