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JR Ribs

$$ - $$$
Bar, Barbecue
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En el inicio de la ruta 32 | Centro Comercial Tournon, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
+506 2222 6083
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The food was good but overpriced for my taste. We selected this restaurant based on its close proximity to our hotel. We bought 2 appetizers, 1 margarita, 1 kids meal and 1 fajita meal for a little over $50. This was a little expensive to me but the area that it was in seems as if it was designed for... More 

Thank Janelle S
Costa Teguise, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The title says it all. If you like uninteresting over cooked, boil bland ribs with sauce on top, without even a hint of being smoked or grilled, bland dry steaks even when requested med, then this is your place of choice while in C.R. or living here. They're very, very slow, everyone gets a tablespoon of soup and the prices... More 

Thank Nelson A
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The ribs are outstandingly good and the portions are huge! Therefore make sure to be very hungry. The staff is friendly but very slow, so make sure to bring a lot of patience, too. If you are coming from the Radisson Hotel, there is a small pedestrian bridge to cross the huge road between the restaurant and the hotel.

Thank Peter E
Wooster, Ohio, United States
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212 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Missed visiting this Resturant in last visit, not this time. Not big enough for location for all the customers, must be crazy to get a table Friday nights. Went for business lunch. Very complete menu, burgers, ribs chicken steaks etc. Tol they had the best BBQ pork ribs in Costa Rica. Started with amazing Potato Skins, but Chicken Fingers and... More 

Thank MichaelP279
San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch to their new location since 3 months ago. Settings more clean, new food mall, a bit smaller than their previous location. Same menu but completely overwhelmed by number of clients. Had to wait for 1:45 hours before ordered food was delivered and quality was not the same. Onion rings were 4 rings per serving while before they... More 

Thank 110016
San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

What i loved the most of this place: the Margaritas they were PERFECT and the food was also very good and not pricey, you can ask for the fried cassava as a side, its not on the menu (i dont know why) but you can just tell the waiter what u want they are delicious also the mashed beans. The... More 

Thank Naomi V
San Jose, Costa Rica
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

More than a year ago I made a really good comment about this place, we were for a week during May 2013 looking for a house in San Jose and found the good reviews of this place si we decided to visit it, we had a really good time, the food was really good, huge plates and normal prices for... More 

1 Thank Jonathan F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

OK, we went there because my wife just got re-introduced to red meat after a very long time. We ordered the chicken stripes with hot sauce to start with beer. The sauce was Frank's Hot original in a little bowl. The chicken stripes were over cooked as if they were ordered before and re-dipped in the oil to warm up... More 

1 Thank Mike B
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This didn't hit the spot and was a poor value. Quite expensive (we spent over $60 without drinking any alcohol) and the food was just so-so. I guess the meat was tender, in that it was falling off the bone, but not juicy and the sides lacked pizzazz. All in all, just another disappointing and expensive meal in Costa Rica.

1 Thank R S
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you miss eating BBQ from the States and are worn out on Tica food, give this place a try. You will think you are in a spot in Texas. You can find it at the entrance to the City Zoo. The ribs and pulled pork are good the prices are normal for country.

Thank airdronepilot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: En el inicio de la ruta 32 | Centro Comercial Tournon, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 6083
The first and best BBQ Ribs restaurant in the country. World Class National ribs.Since 1989

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