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Don Fernando

Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
+506 2289 9494
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (5 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“nice meat” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great spot for a well prepared steak to you specification! Fresh bread was served with the meal and the staff was very friendly and the Cerveza Imperial was cold.

Thank AvFlyer172
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a meat restaurant that is defiantly worthwhile. The meat is very juicy and the staff is so nice! I go all the time! 10/10 recommend.

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I tried Doris, which is excellent, but I was looking for something different, so, I came to Don Fernando after walking 36km and for my lucky, I sat in front of the barbecue man! It was almost a lunch and show at the same time!...More

Thank wokuba
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you want a really good steak and a cup of wine or beer, nothing fancy, the place to get it. Good for lunch or dinner very casual/informal.

Thank Farid A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

And don't get me wrong they sell very nice meat cuts however, all side orders are quite expensive, and the restaurant ambiance it's not at the price level and again I'm not saying it's not nice however for the price range you could find way...More

Thank Eduardo V
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I attended a gracious invitation of highly esteemed friends, this Restaurant, located in Curridabat, its similar Escazu, and attention and offer extensive food for those who appreciate taste high quality meats and this chain of restaurants / butcher shops offer Better cuts of meats than...More

Thank Arnold1936
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the valentine day promotional set that includes a 700g sirloin, 2 chorizo, 2 salad, 2 soup, and a bottle of Inedict beer. All for just us$36.50. The meat was cooked according to request (medium rare) and it was a nice sight seeing that...More

Thank Rey C
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent stakes here; allowing you to pick your steak and getting it cooked how you like so you can enjoy!

1  Thank Gdo_Castillo
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Walking around Santa Ana and stumbled upon this steak house. You must admire the simplicity of it: Meat store on one side and a restaurant on the other. The restaurant has no kitchen (or at least i didn't see one) just the grill and a...More

Thank Roy A
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Best steaks in Costa Rica. Not cheap but worth it. Check the promotions, each month some nice offers. I went several times to the location in Heredia. Not a romantic place or restaurant, just a place to eat good food and have some good beer...More

Thank Heri B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2289 9494
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