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Donde Carlos

San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 225-0819
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“provoleta” (2 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
“los yoses” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Argentinian, Latin
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

I had been in the restaurant several times and celebrate this years company dinner there. The quality of the meats is always good and the place has different rooms that can accommodate groups. I recommend the "Lomito Don Carlos". Service had always been excellent.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank Federico M
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Donde Carlos is a great restaurant!!! The owner usually is in the restaurant taken care of every detail. The waiters are very helpful. I recomend start with a chorizo or an empanada argentina, then try the churrasco steak! Is a two floors restaurant, always clean,...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank rzccr
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Came to this restaurant thanks to TripAdvisor and wasn't disappointed. Food was great for myself and three coworkers. Apple crepes with caramel were fantastic.

2  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Good service, nice place, convenient safe location, it is in Los Yoses a very nice neighborhood. The food was impecable, simply delicious! Go for sure.

Date of visit: April 2014
1  Thank Carolturkia
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is not a place to worry about money, so if you're on a budget, keep looking. But, it is worth it. Delicious food, quiet atmosphere, great service and not pretentious like other Argentinian restaurants in CR tend to be. I highly recomment the provoleta...More

Date of visit: April 2014
2  Thank LifeForRent
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The last night of our honeymoon was spent braving the San Jose traffic and one-way streets to this gem of a restaurant in a residential area. We arrived just after the restaurant opened at 5pm and the staff seemed surprised to see anyone come for...More

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank sun5hine
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Absolutely delicious argentinian-style steak!!! I had a homemade sausage and a sirloin steak cooked to an ideal rare-medium finish. Very kind owners, great location, a bit pricey, but great.

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank DanielEscobarH
Reviewed 18 March 2013

My boyfriend and I came here on our last night in Costa Rica and I am so glad we did. The food was amazing. He started with sweet breads (he loved, I refused to try) and I started with Seafood Tartar (delicious). We shared an...More

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank Katie M
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Donde Carlos is a 'not so cheap' neighbourhood Restaurant in los Yoses , San jose. However..the food is superb. The attention and service ...faultless. It is best to seat on the terrace upstairs and enjoy an al fresco experience. Due to its Argentinian heritage ordering...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Reviewed 17 January 2013

The food is excellent, high quality dishes at an affordable price. Me and my family have been here multiple times and have always left happy. They have a great wine selection and in my opinion is the best steakhouse in San Jose. The service is...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank Gaby S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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