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Maria Bonita

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75 West, 3 Ave. Betweem Calle 28 & 30, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2256 5462
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Bergen, Norway
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food: The food was great. I would recommend the chimichanga! I didnt like the tacos but my friend did. We also tried the quesadilla, also tasty. Service: Our waiter was friendly. She didnt speak english so we got to practice some spanish. She offered to get someone who spoke english but we said it was ok. It was not a... More 

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Thank Silje A
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I went there not knowing what to expect, but was definitely pleasantly surprised. It is a very humble and peaceful atmosphere with great food. I had a huge burrito, and it was the entire size of my plate. I recommend this place and will be going back.

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Thank Mike H
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Well i was walking by to go the central aria and i found the lil gem the food was good and it was alot love it and i can say good maxican food and also good service there is just one creepy guy at the door but hey is ok must try the chips and meat

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Thank luis d
West Melbourne, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I had several meals here during two visits to CR. Great food and exceptional soups. Some of the staff speak English but not a problem. Lovely family that own and run it.

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Thank susansaylor
Walton, New York
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

nice, clean restaurant. good variety of food. good tasting food. Just felt it was a little over priced. that said, I do recommend

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Thank michael s
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

A short walk away from our hotel Grano De oro. We walked in, the only people in the restaurant besides an older man reading a newspaper with a young child doing her homework. We got a margarita, and shared the fajitas. The food was really good. Not as cheap as a family Mexican restaurant in the States, but affordable enough.... More 

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Thank Jordan C
Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

Over priced but good food, best thing is location one block away from my dentist, Dr Cavaline and Dr Marco Peralta. We fly from the U S to go to these dentist for the excellent work and excellent cost, and this restaurant is a block or so away. Food was ok, nothing great and nothing special but we got a... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

We asked the staff at our hotel what their favorite local restaurant was in San José - they said Maria Bonita, and we agree! I had the enchiladas, and they were the best enchiladas I have had at any restaurant. Very flavorful with the perfect blending of spices in the sauce, and the best marinated meat. I also had the... More 

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Thank Shannon R
Big Bear Lake, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

Had the three pork tacos with cheese for lunch. Out of sight. Cheese melted into the delicious marinated pork. The salsa and chillero were an added flavor of greatness. Had the creeps for desert and equally good. Service was attentive from waitress as always . owned by a nice family who always greats you arriving and leaving. Been here many... More 

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Thank Double V
Beaufort, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Just stopped in for lunch one day as it was recommended by our hotel next to the dental clinic.. Tasty, not spicy hot. Nothing like the Mexican we eat at home. Was advised to try the flan but too full. Went back that evening to try it despite the fact I have never been particularly fond of previous encounters with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 West, 3 Ave. Betweem Calle 28 & 30, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2256 5462

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