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La Trocha

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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La Trocha Del Boyero | 500 m este Estacion de Servicio 50 sur, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 0533
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11:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 11:00
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Mammoth Lakes, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner Frank made our dining experience WAY above any we ever had!! Truly delightful environment along with absolutely OUTSTANDING FOOD!! The filet mignon was absolutely incredible, and the fish was no less phenomenal. You will be VERY pleased if you make this part of your trip

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Thank rearly2016
Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very friendly staff, brought our own wine, food was delicious. A must stop when in Atenas. Amazing pepper steak.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have eaten at La Trocha twice now on our trip to Costa Rica, and each time were delighted with the food and service. It is a small, outdoor patio surrounded by lush vegetation, and the chef, Frank does an amazing job with the meats and fish and sauces. Portions are large and tasty. If you want a very personalized... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife had a beautiful filet of sea bass she just raved about cooked in a dab of butter. I had a mouth watering Lomito with garlic and onions, almost fork tender. All set in a small quaint homely restaurant run by a lovely husband and wife team.

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on each of our three visits to Atenas. We consider it a special occasion to dine here. Not much English is spoken, but no problem. The atmosphere is very romantic. There are real cloth tablecloths, which I like. It is small and cozy, quiet music in the background.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Frank and Ileana were wonderful hosts. We went with friends from Atenas, and on their recommendation ordered steak and sea bass. Both were wonderful. The atmosphere is serene, and the food great. We were even invited back to a breakfast hosted by the owners when the restaurant was closed. A very special experience.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My sister made me go here. It was quite nice. Drank a lot of wine and had a nice filet. I would go here again.

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Thank McKenna W
Stevenson Ranch, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

After having many good meals in Atenas this week we went to La Trocha with our daughter for our Anniversary. Great quaint setting and really made us feel like we were at a Locals house for dinner. The steak with spicy peppers was amazing as was the Chicken La Trocha and Spaghetti La Trocha. Large servings, so much so that... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Sorry folks but if you are a steak person you will be challenged to find a good steak in Costa Rica. The meat is generally very lean and not so tender. That being said La Trocha is one of the few exceptions. The owner chef knows how to cook a steak and the favors he adds using all fresh incredients... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is one of the few places outside San Jose to get a great steak.The chef has several great sauces that he serves with his steak and fish dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 11:00
Monday
11:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 11:00
Thursday
11:00 - 11:00
Friday
11:00 - 11:00
Saturday
11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Trocha Del Boyero | 500 m este Estacion de Servicio 50 sur, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 0533

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