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Don Porfi

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South American, Costa Rican
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carretera al volcan Turrialba | 3 km de la ville, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Grangeville, Idaho
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our last two nights in Costa Rica were spent in Turrialba. We ate dinner at Don Porfi's restaurant the first night and we enjoyed it so much we ate there the second night as well. We had different entrees each night , so we had pork,chicken and seafood. The food was prepared and served beautifully. We both enjoy good food,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stopped at this restaurant for lunch on our way to Turrialba. We almost missed it as it is a bit off the road and resembles a house. When we got there, there was only one other couple dining. The food was average, a little pricey, but the customer service was very attentive and cordial. There was also a small... More 

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Thank vagirlRichmond
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

If staying near by, it is worth checking this one out. The food is good and the atmosphere is interesting. Obviously one of the places to visit in town, I'm just not sure the town has enough people to visit. Decent sized menu and food was good. Not one to drive miles to find but an experience nonetheless.

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Thank Bert C
Escazu, Costa Rica
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We went for Sunday lunch, a family of 9, on the weekend of a local fair in town, which brings lots of visitors. We tried to order the caribbean Rice& beans, but their excuse was "they sold it all the day before" #%£¥£!!!!Can't they make a fresh batch for TODAY???? Three tables were before us, so it took them 45... More 

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Thank IrisLeon
Lund, Sverige
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The restaurant feels like high-standard, the prices are a Little bit pricy, but the food are non-impressive.

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Thank Redabel
San Jose, Costa Rica
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Food was good, price was OK and the service was great. I would stop here again for sure, just not sure it was a gret culinary experience. Not very memorable, but that can also be a good thing.

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Thank KatSM12
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Excellent!!! Great food (sea food, steak, chcken, pastas) ,not exepensive, the service is excellent, nice place and good atmosphere.

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Thank Amir G
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This gem of a restaurant is a little out of town, but not too far. The food is great and the staff is friendly. I try to go every time I am in town.

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Thank gary e
Florida
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Upscale Restaurant just outside Turrialba on the high road to Santa Cruz and San Jose. Steaks, seafood, rice dishes. Service is good and the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable

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Thank drushton
Doswell, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Good service, excellent food, and nice ambience make this a favorite memory.

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Thank Robert O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: carretera al volcan Turrialba | 3 km de la ville, Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Turrialba

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