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Restaurante Garra-Pata

$$ - $$$
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40027, Costa Rica
+506 8523 4484
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had just finished zip lining at Sky Trek and our driver recommended this restaurant. They serve "typical" Costa Rican food with their specialty being grilled meats. Nice outdoor seating in a small, intimate setting. I ordered the steak casado which was very tasty -- grilled steak, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, and grilled plantains. Others order grilled steak... More 

Thank Michael L
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some of the best BBQ ever. Simple place with excellent ambience and food choice. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank BA F
Chicago, Illinois
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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local recommended this restaurant to us, and raved about the taste of the meats. My mouth is watering right now at the memory. We ate here twice, and found each meal to be a special treat. We tried all the meats and they each were amazing. The service and scene is very local and very casual. But this place... More 

Thank Worldtraveler68
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome BBQ spot for rib eye, ribs, shrimp and anything you can imagine that could be BBQ or smoked. Amazing food and great service.

Thank Ranr M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide in Arenal Hanging Bridges suggested this place for lunch...can't go wrong with a local suggestion I suppose. Very simple food...I had chicken breast with an avocado sauce but the flavors and taste were quite amazing..they cook the food right in front of you. Its been more than a year and I still remember the meal...definitely the best... More 

Thank ramki50
Weston, Florida
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

VISIT: DECEMBER 2014 This review is long overdue and since we will be returning next week I wanted to make sure to get this review in before posting my 2nd. We had seen a review on youtube by 2 guys before our trip and they had recommended the steak with shrimp and jalapeño sauce. One day when we were out... More 

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was not friendly. Don't order chicken fajita because it was really chicken fingers! My son was very disappointed. He is 10 but not a chicken finger kind of kid. They took it off the bill so I guess it wasn't too bad. I had chicken which was fair. My husband had the steak and shrimp which he rated as... More 

Thank Wontika
Hauppauge, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My family loved to food so much that we went back another day. The staff was great and they even took me for a tour of their BBQ area. Nice people. Get the-mixed grilled meat plate

Thank Boerboel123
Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I've had quite a few steaks in this country and this place tops the list. Meal ribs, rib eye, ny strip, chicken avocado dish only ran us $68. Thick wood fired ribs and steaks on sizzling iron platers. We hit it twice in 4 days.

Thank swiesh
Heredia, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Good service. Good food, decent prices for Costa Rica. Their grill is their specialty. They started from a small little place and have grown due to their good service and local specialties. We will be back, I can feel the Costa Rica mojo as a guest.

Thank Rafazv70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40027, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 8523 4484
Down home Costa Rican cooking at its best. A Paradise for meat lovers but also features finger Licking good seafood récipes. We smoke our own ribs every day and make our own blacberry salad dressing.

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