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Restaurante Garra-Pata

$$ - $$$
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
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700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40027, Costa Rica
+506 8523 4484
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a tip from a local to go eat there .. It was awesome alot of food and no very expensive .. We would go back there again.. great pork ribs

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Thank rgeiereec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best smoked pork ribs ever and fast service. Excellent barbecue restaurant and good value for money. Loved it. Visit them if you have the chance.

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Thank Christiaan v
Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find on the side of the road. Amazing food BBQ smoked ribs were so good. The service was great the servers spoke such good English and were really funny. The only thing they needed was a tip option on the visa machine I hope the owner puts one in the servers definitely deserve a tip. I'll be... More 

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Thank lalapuravida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The food in this place is amazing, the owner is a great guy, and the staff are always eager to please. Thank you. Pura Vida

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Thank John B
Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food for the best price in town. Great customer service! Meat with a great taste cooked right in front of you. Don't miss the sweet plantains!

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Thank Yarivey M
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We ate twice in Garra-pata. Service was good, price was great. The ribeye is especially good, would recommend this restaurant

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Thank Mark K
Northern California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The service here was great, not very busy when we went but got a recommendation from some people at our hotel. Love how you can see the open cooking right from where you're sitting. For an appetizer we got fried green plantains that came with black beans and pico - so delicious! We tried the meat combo which came with... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Everything is perfect in this place. The prices are really good, I hope they don't change them. Everything we tried (me and my friends) was amazing!

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Thank Locombiano14
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Nice steakhouse! Ordered a family plate with 4 different meats and sides. Plantains and ribeye was amazing. Great fresh fruit drinks. Reasonably priced.

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Thank snoozeulose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We've been in Costa Rica for 2 weeks and this is the best Casado we've had yet. My boyfriend had the fish Casado, and the fish was delicious. I had the pork Casado and the grilled pork was amazing. The prices are the exact same as the sodas in town but the quality in infinitely better. We will definitely go... More 

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Thank Julie M

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40027, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 8523 4484
Description
Down home Costa Rican cooking at its best. A Paradise for meat lovers but also features finger Licking good seafood récipes. We smoke our own ribs every day and make our own blacberry salad dressing.

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