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Donde Carlos

San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (11 reviews)
“cuts” (4 reviews)
“meat” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Argentinian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviews (89)
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1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I was a regular client until this year. On February I went with my wife and her friends and the food was OK. After some conversation it seemed that everybody had the same feedback. We sent some feedback by email and they told us that...More

2  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food, the ambiance, and the customer service is much much better than Esquina de Buenos Aires. Don't go to Esquina de Buenos Aires for the name, go to Dónde Carlos for quality. Esquina is very very loud, while Dónde Carlos is...More

1  Thank Sebastian S
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. The meat was simply outstanding, one of the best I ever had. Ask about the options that do not appear in the menu, you might be surprised. Service was also very goood. I would go back anytime.

Thank corina0210
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

An Argentinian restaurant is not the place to go out to eat pasta, and they only have 3 pasta dishes in their menu, but the place on itself is inviting, casual elegance, outmost service and the pasta is cooked to perfection.... What else can one...More

Thank Mario V
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The restaurant was within walking distance for us so we decided to give it a try. From the moment we walked in it was uncomfortable. The staff looked us up and down. Like what are you doing in here. The steaks were raw. Asked for...More

Thank rpattonguitars
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Went with my family for lunch. Place was very hot no a/c. Prices were high, but once food arrived even more so as portions were small, especially appetizers and salads. Meat was good but sides were small and not what you expect for the price...More

Thank Leonardo N
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Love this place. The service is really good and the food is fantastic. If you ever go there, order the 'rollizo'. This beef cut is really the best in the restaurant and is absolutely recommended. It is juicy, flavorful and the best you can request....More

Thank Chinayes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Overall this is a great restaurant. The only issue it has, is the inconsistency on what they serve. You may have a perfect rib eye on monday, and order the exact same plate one day later and find a completely different taste. Location is great.

Thank Fabrizio B
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The food is amazing! And if you're not that into meat, there are plenty of other options you can pick from! Great place to go with family, friends or business! And the service is great!

Thank Nicole0612
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great quiet atmosphere, helpful servers. The entrees are plentiful as well as the main dishes and took me a while to go through whole menu. Like a previous reviewer mentioned I highly recommend the meat empanada, they are out of this world. The top sirloin...More

Thank Sergio C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (506) 225-0819
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