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La trilla

$$ - $$$, Latin,
Rt 3 | 50 m East From Coopeatenas Gas Station, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (8 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
“tongue” (2 reviews)
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Costa Rican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rt 3 | 50 m East From Coopeatenas Gas Station, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We (4) went for lunch, it was so disappointing. We ordered from the menu and everything we tried to order they didn't have even the appetizers. Service was bad because the waiter-cook was busy talking to friends. When we asked for a fresh fruit juice...More

Thank j01948
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the first night when we arrived in Atenas. It is a small, cozy place. The owner/chef, has spent some time in several countries while cooking, so he can speak some English. We had traditional Cost Rican food which was very fresh....More

Thank LorenaM007
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Nice Costan Rican dinners, rice and beans are cooked just right and served with salad and either Chicken or Pork and a good value. They also have a singer who comes in on Friday night. You can't go wrong

Thank njgirl16
Birgitta P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La trilla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

We are very pleased to hear that you liked your dinner at la Trilla and we hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

As it happens I have returned to La trilla and found the food to be excellent and the service very good. The new owner has done a wonderful job of turning it around!! Congratulations!! I'll be eating there as often as I can.

Thank mrbudbud
Birgitta P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La trilla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks for your opinion. We hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Haven't been in a while, but it was good back when and I like the atmosphere. Casual and comfortable.

Thank McKenna W
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Offers great tico food and great service, along with a nice bar and outdoor area. It is relatively close to town.

Thank Bryson M
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Not great food....but, friendly atmosphere and nice wine list. Our food was cold which is not great for a rellano! Parking is easy right on route 3 near the gas station.

Thank Gogoglennie
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We went to La Trilla after a long first day here as it was one of the few restaurants still open. There was only one server that spoke no English so maybe that is why some say not friendly, I think the language barrier makes...More

Thank Lolasplace
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Other than the Yucca Fries, the food was just mediocre. The beef fajitas were chewy, and the grilled fish was okay, but not great. The service was especially not great. The host/server seemed annoyed that we were there so early (7pm). Or, maybe he just...More

Thank Out_0f_Alaska2
Birgitta P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La trilla, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Dear visitor, we would like to invite you again to La Trilla. The administration has changed in october 2016. So we hope we will be able to welcome you at our new place. Best wishes

Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

La Trilla was recommended by our hosts but I'd have to say not my favorite restaurant so far in our 4 days we've been in Atenas. Server was not the friendliest we've encountered (he was the only one working but we were 1 of 2...More

Thank Ralph P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Costa Rican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt 3 | 50 m East From Coopeatenas Gas Station, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: 88435981
  • E-mail
Nice place for great time, dinner and enjoy!!! New manager
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