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Mac's American Bar

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

Spent a few nights in San Jose and used this as a good place to drop in for a beer, play some pool, watch some sports and have a burger. If that's your thing, it works!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

The good: * almost OK view of the park from upstairs bar * good breeze from upstairs * average beer prices for a gringo-ish joint in San Jose The bad: * sticky unclean tables * waitress really didn't want to serve us, she seemed much more interested in polishing silverware * food very average (they forgot lettuce and tomato on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

I went here to watch the Ravens/Browns game on a Thursday night and sat upstairs for an hour waiting for the game to come on. When it got close to game time, I asked the girl if futbol americana would be played. She just turned her head and shrugged. Instead, left on ESPN soccer highlights, not even a game! Eventually... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Huge American hamburgers with fries and any beer you want while watching sports. Large selection of other foods. Friendly staff. Location is just off Sabana park and easy to get to.

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San José
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

The location is very good, right next to the Sabana Park and the Tennis Club. The prices are pretty boiled up from a CoSTA Rican point of view (though I guess the gringos would not mind that too much). The fries were stiff and the onion rings were so greasy that you had to use a swimming suit to eat... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2011

I'm from Texas. I'm also a cook, a past competition chili cook, a bbq judge and bean judge on multiple ocassions, a bbq shack owner, a hamburger shack owner, a caterer, and blah, blah, blah. Enough about my bonafides. I know food, Texas, southern and regional. I went to Mac's with a friend who knows the owner and promised me... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2008

good food,

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2007

It a good bar to be with friends

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2007

The drinks are great, a sports bar to meet your chums

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2007

Basically a bar with food... try the drunken chicken burger! Upstairs is far nicer than below...

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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