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“Terrible food having leftover meat and yet expensive”
Review of Ponderox Grill & Steak House - CLOSED

Ponderox Grill & Steak House
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, South American
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Terrible food having leftover meat and yet expensive”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

I had a "See and Land" rise of $25 which was merely leftover meat and a little squid worse than any $9 Chinese fried rise in US.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank jshen12000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

14 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Golden, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great little place!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had stopped at Hard Rock Cafe and walked out due to the drink/food prices and lack of service. We walked by this place and decided to give it a try. The waitress was so sweet and kind, the food was delicious and prices were very reasonable! We are glad we spent our time and money here rather than Hard Rock Cafe!

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank CPOT5
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Canada
Level Contributor
219 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Ponderox...needs a cleaning, but great food.”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were with a large group of people who chose this restaurant to dine...first night we were in San Jose. It wasn't far from the Wyndham Herradura Hotel, where we were based.
My first impression of this place told me to turn around and leave. It smelled foul...and you could see the waiters knew this, as they rushed to open the windows as we walked in. Upholstery on the chairs was dirty and tired...flooring likewise....however that is where the negativity ends.
Food was terrific...crispy pork tenderloin with asparagus risotto was amazing. After a few glasses of good red wine...the smell dissipated.
Prices were reasonable...although it was important to double check the bill, as several beverages were charged to our bill, that were not consumed by our table.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank mokinator10
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Hudson River Valley, New York
Level Contributor
164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse within walking distance of the DoubleTree resort.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great food and an easy walk from the DoubleTree Resort. Diverse menu with mostly Chilean wines. We ordered a filet mignon and a NY strip steak. There may be some sort of culinary cultural difference in just how much a steak is cooked in Costa Rica vs USA. My "medium" strip steak was very rare. My wife's "well done" filet was medium rare. Send them back if you are not happy. Otherwise, a fine meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank millbrook2012
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Vacaville, California
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse find!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had to change hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica, and were lucky enough to be relocated around the corner from the Ponderox...lucky us. The steaks were cooked perfectly and there was enough variety for all five of us. Salads and other goodies were fresh and delicious. The staff of the restaurant was courteous, helpful, and friendly. If you're in town, this is a place to go for dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Dick T
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