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Don Fernando

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Costa Rican
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Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
+506 2289 9494
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you want a really good steak and a cup of wine or beer, nothing fancy, the place to get it. Good for lunch or dinner very casual/informal.

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Thank Farid A
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

And don't get me wrong they sell very nice meat cuts however, all side orders are quite expensive, and the restaurant ambiance it's not at the price level and again I'm not saying it's not nice however for the price range you could find way nicer restaurants on same areas with more variety on the menu.

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Thank Eduardo V
Coral Gables, Florida
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I attended a gracious invitation of highly esteemed friends, this Restaurant, located in Curridabat, its similar Escazu, and attention and offer extensive food for those who appreciate taste high quality meats and this chain of restaurants / butcher shops offer Better cuts of meats than you can want. The parking space is limited and customers are many.

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Thank Arnold1936
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the valentine day promotional set that includes a 700g sirloin, 2 chorizo, 2 salad, 2 soup, and a bottle of Inedict beer. All for just us$36.50. The meat was cooked according to request (medium rare) and it was a nice sight seeing that they grease the grill with beef fat before cooking the meat. The beer paired pretty... More 

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Thank Rey C
San Jose
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent stakes here; allowing you to pick your steak and getting it cooked how you like so you can enjoy!

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Walking around Santa Ana and stumbled upon this steak house. You must admire the simplicity of it: Meat store on one side and a restaurant on the other. The restaurant has no kitchen (or at least i didn't see one) just the grill and a chiller displaying the meats and the sides. Knowing very little spanish all I could do... More 

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Thank Roy A
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Best steaks in Costa Rica. Not cheap but worth it. Check the promotions, each month some nice offers. I went several times to the location in Heredia. Not a romantic place or restaurant, just a place to eat good food and have some good beer and wine.

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Thank Heri B
El salvador
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

You can find nice meat restaurants in Costa Rica, but this one is by far one of the best! and you'll get a nice service as a side dish :)

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Thank AguilarRafita
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place is not a fancy place, it is located in a nice area and in a nice commercial place, have parking lot, a/c, wifi, they sale meat, steaks in the first floor and in the second one, is the restaurant. The place looks very clean, the customer service is super good, the people working there are polite, patience, looking... More 

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Thank Fer A
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The first exeriendia Don Fernando was not very good. Today I can say I am very satisfied with all the food, drinks and of course customer service. Stressing the friendliness and service Kathia. She always had a smile. Thank you very much, I go back to eat there.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2289 9494

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