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Don Fernando

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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Costa Rican
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Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
+506 2289 9494
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Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

These guys properly age their meats, and both the flavor and texture are in a unique class among local butcher shops/restaurants. Value is good, although you won't get exactly a North American menu. I ate there very frequently when I lived there, and it's recommended by most of us who do (or have).

Thank Gringoscazu
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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310 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great Costa Rican meat cooked on the barbecue, with a few side dishes options, wine and beer. A bit expensive.

Thank ochassot
Escazu, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We sometimes eat here, or we buy our cuts of meat and grill at home.. This restaurant and take out for cuts of meat is a great place with different sauces etc. to choose from.

Thank LadyDiana65
Cartago, Costa Rica
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233 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you are looking for great beef, whatever cut you want, you will really enjoy this place. You can choose your selection directly from the restaurant offerings or you can walk a couple of meters to the delicatessen butcher shop and choose your own cut from their fridge. Try other great menu options like homemade sausages, hamburgers or chicken. There... More 

Thank SBE73
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

The steak was delicious and the price unbeatable. I like the concept of choosing your steak from the butcher shop and getting premium beef at a small price

2 Thank Luis S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We came here on a business lunch and via good reviews I came here without worry of the "Costa Rica Low Standards Reviews" I was with some business associates and we ordered some ribeye steaks which we could choose from the butcher side. Right away I noticed that the cut was different. Was so small and 0 fat I knew... More 

2 Thank Danny G
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317 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Is a very good meat restaurant. You can choose the piece you want to eat and they serve you exactly in the term you asked for it. Good service... speed... lovely sides.... worth it for a business lunch

Thank GabyML1301
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My experience in this restaurant has been highly variable. It's been good 85% of the times I've been there. They have nice cuts of meat and they are tasteful. They also have executive menus that include a soup, some bread, a cut of meat, rice or vegetables and a drink; being really nice and at a very affordable price. What... More 

Thank Jair R
Ramrod Key, Florida
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I travel extensively for work and haven't written a TripAdvisor review in awhile but this restaurant deserves my very positive review. Our team was on our way to the airport and we ate at Don Fernando when our Costa Rican teammate took us their for lunch. The only bad thing I could say is that they did not appear to... More 

Thank TheFishin6
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322 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

There closed over a year ago their location in Tamarindo . In Escazu the location and set up are OK . You can eat a pretty good Costa Rican loin or ribeye and choose yourself the piece of meat The side orders are ok Service is fast

Thank Jcbga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Costa Rican
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2289 9494

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