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El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2203 4753
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

As in all Novillo Alegre sites, quality goes first. You can count that they will always serve you fresh top quality food, not just referring to the different meat cuts but to all the ingredients or sides including vegetables, rice, bread, etc. My personal favorites are the pastry turnovers and the kidneys which they prepare incredibly great. You can choose... More 

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Harveys Lake, PA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A resident of San Jose took us here to his favorite steak house and we were not disappointed. One of our group had a filet and the rest of us had the entraña (flank steak). The steaks were cooked to juicy, succulent perfection, the grilled vegetables were quite tasty. This place rivals some our our favorite NYC steak houses and... More 

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Thank drstan58
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

always good service; great wine selection and THE BEST ENTRAÑA (skirt steak) in town! Don't forget the grilled cheese starters; empanadas and delicious puddings too !

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kuala lum
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

this place serves the best steaks argentinian style! so good ! the entrana is amazing! it is served with roasted vegetables making the steak the king of the plate! the wines are very nice also! it is a little pricey but for a good piece of steak it is worth it!!!!!

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Thank emalopez
Escazú, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

I personally love steak houses and I have my favorites in town, but El Novillo Alegre is certainly NOT one of them. I have visited the restaurant five times and the food have ranged from bad to just plain hideous. I know many people talk wonders about this place but to me is not worth a single cent of my... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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181 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

This is a great place for Argentinian food, particularly steak. The place is well lit and decorated, and the service is also very good.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

First of all, this restaurant is in Escazu. I don't know why the listing says Santa Ana. Secondly, if you are one of those people who think nothing of going out and spending $50, $75, $100 on a dinner, then don't bother to read this. I am a tightwad and eking out a living in the creative arts, so I... More 

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Thank bornwithluggage
Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Delicious Argentinian steak house. Elegant ambiance. Huge portions! Bring your appetite or split the main course between you and your couple!

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Weston, Florida
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175 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Good restaurant to have dinner but being frankly the food quality is in the average, the service is great, well located and pricing very convenient. The sangria was very good!

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Orlando
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

This is what the restaurant is known for so don't try anything else the first time just ask for the steaks...whatever your favorite cut may be. The cuts are imported and ordered to your liking. Decent wines to pair with the meal as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 45
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2203 4753

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?