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El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2203 4753
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Consistent good service and very good food. Works well for business or family meals. The owner is always there on top of things.

Thank Alex F
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The most tasting beef steaks, they normally have a promotion if you have Credomatic cc, up to 30% discount.

Thank Rafael Z
Cartago, Costa Rica
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank SBE73
Harveys Lake, PA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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 !

Thank Shay D
kuala lum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!!!!!

Thank emalopez
Escazú, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
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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 

Thank Ticoviajero_11
San Jose, Costa Rica
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200 reviews
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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.

1 Thank Jorge V
San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
11 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 

Thank bornwithluggage
Miami Beach, Florida
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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!

Thank Dario D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?