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Betico Mata

Latin, Central American, Steakhouse, Fast food, Barbecue, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
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Hway 10, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really typical Soda... Do not expect (obviously) a sophisticated cuisine but you will really enjoy the meat there which is their specialty.

Thank David S
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Very fresh and delicious local food. The chicken with fries is fantastic. They also serve fresh pineapple and cas juice.

Thank Sam S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Stakes: 4/5 Price: 5/5 Unfortunately owner accepts dollars with discussing FX. Take collones or credit card with and everything will be fine ;)

Thank Tomáš B
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209 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Really nice friendly place. They speak very little English but thats part of the fun. Great steaks-so tender and flavoursome and cheap beers. Highly recommended as lots of locals also eating there

1 Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Betico Mata is by far one of the best places we have been at in this small paradise Costa Rica is. And believe me, we have been to a lot of food shacks. Great flavor, terrific service and awesome people, all the staff from the waitress to the owner make you feel home. They even serve you -from the house-... More 

Thank Sibbujju
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I'm from the Midwest (capital of good beef) and I've lived in Costa Rica for 4 years now and I am had to have a good cut of beef in CR. Several times it's been ok at best to bad so I eventually stopped ordering beef. But I heard the bistec de res (skirt steak) was good here at Betico... More 

Thank Jeff W
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Good meat. Waitress was sweet, she didn't speak English (most in Turrialba don't) so we had fun pointing and gesturing and figuring it out. Super friendly.

Thank Nick I
Long Beach, California
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

They have the best steak in town. Beef steak is soft and Turrialba style. You can also order melted grilled cheese in a tortilla (terrible cheese) and other grilled items. My favorite is the steak, and the flavor has been consistent for years.

Thank LinchyTica
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I give my ratings based on value for money. Anytime you see a restaurant full of locals it's a good sign. Amazing assortment of Costa Rican meals. We had the Casado carnes which was in a delicious sauce. Also a ground beef mixed with some flavourful grain. The fajita pollo was also delicious. Helpful staff, the owner even came out... More 

Thank Surferjoe1
Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you feel like eating grill meats at low price and late at night as well, then Betico Mata is the place.

Thank Costa Rica B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Steakhouse, Fast food, Barbecue, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hway 10, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Turrialba
  • Phone Number: 50625560257

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