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“Dinner by candlelight!”
Review of Carlos' Steak House - CLOSED

Carlos' Steak House
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We visited this steak house during one of Isla Colon's infamous power outages, so a candlelight dinner was mandatory. The steak was grilled in the outdoor kitchen and was very good. However, the side dishes left much to be desired. The corn on-the-cob was completely overlooked to the point that it was mushy and their idea of "baked potato" are 2 egg sized potatoes wrapped in foil. I laughed when I saw them! They have a wine selection, though we didn't try any since we had already started on beer earlier in the day. Overall all it was decent and one of the few spots for beef eaters on the island (real beef is scarce). The prices are very reasonable ($16 for a 16oz New York Strip, $19 for a 12oz Filet Mignon). I would eat there again.

Thank Will N
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

What a great little place for patio dining to watch tourists and locals mingle! Let not forget about the food which was fabulous! Great bread and ceviche...before the steak! The filet and ribeye were good and the wine was awesome! Service was nice!
The owner came over to see how the steak was and to top off my wine. Nice touch!
Bocas town needs a place just like this ;) this little steak house is a perfect end to a beautiful Caribbean night

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Thank danjrusgrl
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Cannot believe this place ranks so low overall on TripAdvisor! This was the best steak we have had in YEARS, and Carlos was an absolute gentleman. Trying to get a half-decent steak anywhere in Central America is truly a challenge. Many places claim to be selling Argentine or USDA beef, but ours, locally produced but prepared by Carlos himself, was perfection! Thank you, sir, for a wonderful evening!

Incidentally, this is not a seeded review by an internet hotshop as too many TA reviews are, but the real thing. We live in Canada and Costa Rica, and know whereof we speak!

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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Carlos is an adorable man from Uruguay(i think) very friendly. The Wine and the STEAK was amazing...It is kind of romantic with candles and sometimes people play their music around. I definitely recommend to stop by. Thanks Carlos for an amazing dinner!

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Thank Nellakia C
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you want to eat good southamerican style meat, Carlos Steak House is your place! The owner is very helpful and is always there for you.

Thank Lautaro G
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