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Carnes y Parillas

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Latin, Grill, Argentinian, International, Barbecue, Central American
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Alajuela la Ceiba 250 Norte de Automercado | 300 Meters Al Norte De Automercado, La Ceiba, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
+506 6013 2000
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel. We were not misled! Both the food and service were wonderful. My wife had fish (corbina), which was excellent, and I had the rib eye steak which was one of the best I have ever had anywhere in the world. David was our server, and although he speaks little... More 

Thank bonita099
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very good steak and grill restaurant. Prices are slightly higher than other restaurants in the area, but in my opinion they are worth it. I have had many different steaks here and none of them have disappointed. A very good business dinner destination.

Thank Antman1961
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Situated just outside Alajuela heading north, this restaurant is worth seeking out for great steak. The steaks are huge and full of flavour. My favourite is the Angus, but the sirloin is also excellent. The pitcher of Sangriha is also worth trying-full of fruit and really very drinkable.

Thank justin2306
Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I went to this place 3 years ago or so when they were in their old, small location. Wow, they have really picked up the service. Absolutely the best grill spot in Alajuela now. Take a taxi to it if you are staying in town or stop for lunch or dinner on your way back from Volcan Poas. I have... More 

Thank PhreedomPhun
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Con todo gusto, desde 18500 colones impuestos incluidos. Sera un placer recibirlos. More 

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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant with seats inside or outside. The service is perfect and the meat was amazing. Good price for value!

Thank max78usa
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Loved it! Sent there by the nearby Pura Vida Hotel, had a great first dinner in Costa Rica. We ordered a special parilla plate for two that had chicken, ribs, steak, and chorizo along with a salad with brilliant dressing and some roast potatoes. We ordered a Chicken Empanada for an app - one of our favorite things we had... More 

Thank MilwMichelle
Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on the road to volcan poas not far from Alajuela. We chose the " bbq costillas" it was really great meat and the service was excellent !! We returned later and tested their empanadas which were delicious. They have good free wifi. I definetively recommend this restaurant.

Thank Yuli C
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We have a hotel not far from Carnes. Our guests love the place and we eat there from time to time. The mixed grill and a glass of excellent sangria make for a perfect dinner. Good steaks and sausage are hard to find in Costa Rica - Carnes gets it right every time. The service is excellent and the cooking... More 

Thank alajuelanorth
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We had an empanada (good!) and the Parrillada mixta for 3 (chicken, steak, chorizo, salad, pork, potatoes/veggies, ...). Plus some individual steaks. Everything was great! I like the parrilladas mixtas; you can try a lot of different meats. Be sure to get some wine to go with it. The sangria was good!

Thank Leila C
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222 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Norberto welcomed us in his restaurant. As he couldn’t talk in English, he called his son, also named Norberto. What a nice young man, with already very interesting life, having studied in Europe. We had the pleasure to taste perfectly cooked meat, presented on a nice plate with the side dishes, with a good glass of wine and ended with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Steakhouse, Latin, Grill, Argentinian, International, Barbecue, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alajuela la Ceiba 250 Norte de Automercado | 300 Meters Al Norte De Automercado, La Ceiba, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 6013 2000

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