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“Yum!”
Review of Los Anonos

Los Anonos
Ranked #89 of 644 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Providenciales
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

It has been here since 1960 & is now serving delicious carnivore food to the grandchildren of the original patrons. great service tasty house wine & a multitude of meats to choose from.

Visited August 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Consistently wonderful, steakhouse atmosphere with outstanding tipico food”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We had lunch there recently and as usual, we were not disappointed. The food is consistently good, the steaks tender and flavorful, fish perfectly cooked and the side dishes flavorful and well done. They have a large selection of desserts and the ones that we had were great. This restaurant has been in business for years and yet it is clean and very well maintained. It is hard to say enough about a place that always lives up to your expectations. The servers are attentive without being obtrusive, and the food was served promptly, and hot.
If you are looking for a good steak and good Costa Rican food, you will never go wrong eating here.
They recently remodeled with one side of the restaurant retaining the feeling of the old steakhouse and the other has a more elegant atmosphere, with accommodations for large groups.

  • Visited July 2012
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Miami
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very Local.”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Did it once would not do it twice. Great for kids or large families. A lot of nostalgia for people so its packed with locals.

Visited November 2011
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Kansas City
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Costa Rican Tradition”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Costa Rica has some great restaurants. My wife and I lived here during the 70s and some of the places we remember are long gone. Los Anonos has been here forever, but for whatever reason we had never made it here before. So, when our Costa Rican "daughter" announced that this was her favorite restaurant while we were there on a recent visit, we decided it was time to give it a try at long last. We had made the attempt on a previous visit, but it was on a night the restaurant was closed.

She has many memories of eating here with her family as a child. This is a favorite special occasion restaurant for locals, and you can almost always see a large group celebrating something. Another nostalgic pull for her is that most of the female servers have been working here for many years. That type of stability usually speaks well for a restaurant.

Since our Costa Rican friend is a certified "foodie," we looked forward to the experience. I would not say this was the best steak house in the world, but it was a perfectly good meal. The service is good and professional and the food would match up to most any Costa Rican steak house, but it is not Ruth's Chris or the Capital Grill, to use a couple of famous chains.

Never having eaten here before, I would say that the menu, wine list and decor could use a makeover. I felt the wine list, especially, was very limited and unimaginative. Every city has places like this, right? The very same menu that has been predictably consistent for generations. However, it was fine - a good, honest meal. The owners have obviously landed upon a formula that has worked for decades and feel that if it is not broken, there is no need to fix it. True enough, and part of the allure, at least for locals, is the memory of past experiences with family and friends. While not the cutting edge place for San Jose, it is certainly a place where you can depend on good meals consistently served over decades. All in all a fine choice for a night out in San Jose.

  • Visited April 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“proper steak”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

if you want to have a proper steak, this is definitely the place to go, next to la cascada. yum yum. and served exactly how you order it. it's expensive, but worth the bucks if you want to treat yourself with a very decent piece of beef.

Visited August 2011
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Thank spacecadet79
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