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Steak House Cuca

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, South American, Costa Rican
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35 Costa Rica | Platanar, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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St. Johns, Florida
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653 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We really enjoyed this. It had many local offerings that we enjoyed. It is not like an American steak house, but great. Our server did not speak English, but Fernan with Pura Vita Tours and Transfers had a guide for us who helped us make fantastic choices.

Thank tedact
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621 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

One of our many not very memorable meals that we nave had over the years. You know the type ,nothing really wrong but no real wow factor. I do read that some thought this place gave them the best meal they have ever had,sadly we cannot and would not say that. We hope that you can have a better experience... More 

Thank alexanderSpain
Arcadia, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Great food, excellent service. A charming local steak house. The waiter did not know much English at all so it gave us an opportunity to practice our Spanish. A wonderful experience.

Thank Weldon8528
Port Washington, NY
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We ate here several times during our trip to the La Fortuna area. We were staying near by in Platanar. All the dishes were great. Grilled chicken, fabulous chicken soup (soup ranchera), patacones, chicharones, all delicious and very reasonably priced.

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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Well, being a steak house, we probably should have ordered the steak. I don't remember what we ordered but it was average at best. The atmosphere is very casual. There was a TV playing Costa Rica's version of Let's Make a Deal which was sort of entertaining. The service was kind of slow and there were only 2 other tables... More 

Thank NMJames
Huntsville, Alabama
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

In Oct. 2010, my wife and I took our son and daughter in law on vacation to Costa Rica. While staying at the Tilajari resort we went for a drive around the area and found this restaurant. Located somewhat in the middle of nowhere in an older style building but it was clean and the service was outstanding. My son... More 

Thank CBbrown93
Rimbey, Canada
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

While the restaurant building is a little dated and sits beside a fairly busy road, you will forget about those things once you get your meal. We ate there twice and both times the food was excellent. The beef is very good and tender. If you can't decide on what you want, try the "Land and Sea", it is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, South American, Costa Rican
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Costa Rica | Platanar, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos

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