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La Parrillita de Pepe

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Heredia centro, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
+506 2560 8455
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just for the name you will think you are entering a great bbq or steakhouse...but don't let the name fool you! This is a Colombian food restaurant. There are Colombian empanadas, arepas, which are very similar to Salvadorean Pupusas. They also have skewers, ribs and grilled chicken, but is the extend of their "parrillita" (small grill) Hamburgers and Hot Dogs... More 

Thank smelendez2016
Heredia, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is one of those cozy, unique places, with a kind of special flavor to their, Colombian style food. The fruit beverages are a must, no pre-made pulp here; blended fruit with regular sugar, water and ice. The food is largely "finger food", like burgers and their famous arepas, but you can get grilled skewers or other typical dishes as... More 

Thank Ale00783
Mill Valley, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I'm not a big fan of arepas but the meat dishes, excepting the hamburgers, were all delicious. I had the beef ribs and bbq pork that are served with cole slaw, potatoes. Beer kept sub-zero and served in a cold glass. Servings are very generous. Service barely acceptable and the restaurant is big enough that there is rarely any wait... More 

Thank JustOrdinaryJoe
Heredia, Costa Rica
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I go to Parrillita de Pepe probably once every other month. My wife in Colombian and she gets cravings for the empanadas or a good piece of beef. The food is very good, although the service can vary at the Heredia location--it's a chain with several locations around the Greater San Jose area. I have given up and left a... More 

Thank Quincho Q
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Dropped in for a quick bite but after ordering and waiting what seemed like an inordinate amount of time even by tico standards, I inquired. I was brusquly informed that they had run out of gas and I'd have to wait! Rule #1 in restaurant management, have a heat source with which to cook the food, morons, rude and deprecatory.... More 

Thank Johnny B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for people to try Colombian food in Costa Rica. Bandeja paisa is great and the food is great in general... the prices are very good and the products have great flavor ... also the environment is so Colombian ... the weakness: parking for customers...

Thank jochava
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch/early dinner here. They happily accommodated a party of 10. The wait staff were very friendly and did all they could to make us happy. The food was great!!! And the prices were reasonable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank talemammel
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Empanadas, meat cuts, potatoes, the sauces to combien those delicious meals are what makes this place the best. I love the fact they close very late so if you are anxious you can go and enjoy!

Thank Ricardo C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice atmosphere in the one in San Joaquin, Heredia. it offers a variety of fast food with reasonable prices. Good option to snack and drink with friends

Thank Meylin R
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good service, great food, nice restaurant. For a good lunch I recommend it. Order an arepa rellena and enjoy a traditional colombian food.

Thank Luis Alfredo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Fast food, Colombian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heredia centro, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: +506 2560 8455

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