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Donde Carlos

San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
11 Oct 2017
“Saturday night out”
31 Jan 2018
“Excellent food!”
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Steakhouse, Argentinian, Latin, South American
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Los Yoses area and found this restaurant while out walking. It closes at 3pm and reopens at 6pm for dinner. The entries we chose were octopus, tuna with Thai sauce, bistek napolitano and rib eye steak. All food was awesome but...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Worst place in San Jose, the service was terrible, the waiters could care less about the quality of food or service. They are a Fruad Star restaurant.

1  Thank Bostoncalifornia
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Quiet spot but nice atmosphere. The steak was prepared perfectly and was tasty. As most restaurants in SJ the wine was a bit pricey but this is normal. Wait staff were very good. Definitely would go back

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was a regular client until this year. On February I went with my wife and her friends and the food was OK. After some conversation it seemed that everybody had the same feedback. We sent some feedback by email and they told us that...More

3  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food, the ambiance, and the customer service is much much better than Esquina de Buenos Aires. Don't go to Esquina de Buenos Aires for the name, go to Dónde Carlos for quality. Esquina is very very loud, while Dónde Carlos is...More

1  Thank Sebastian S
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. The meat was simply outstanding, one of the best I ever had. Ask about the options that do not appear in the menu, you might be surprised. Service was also very goood. I would go back anytime.

Thank corina0210
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

An Argentinian restaurant is not the place to go out to eat pasta, and they only have 3 pasta dishes in their menu, but the place on itself is inviting, casual elegance, outmost service and the pasta is cooked to perfection.... What else can one...More

Thank Mario V
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The restaurant was within walking distance for us so we decided to give it a try. From the moment we walked in it was uncomfortable. The staff looked us up and down. Like what are you doing in here. The steaks were raw. Asked for...More

1  Thank rpattonguitars
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Went with my family for lunch. Place was very hot no a/c. Prices were high, but once food arrived even more so as portions were small, especially appetizers and salads. Meat was good but sides were small and not what you expect for the price...More

1  Thank Leonardo N
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Love this place. The service is really good and the food is fantastic. If you ever go there, order the 'rollizo'. This beef cut is really the best in the restaurant and is absolutely recommended. It is juicy, flavorful and the best you can request....More

Thank Chinayes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (506) 225-0819
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