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Don Yayo Chicharonerra

$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American
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Los Angeles de Atenas, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
11:00 - 09:00
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

You can't miss this restaurant on the side of the road coming into town -it will be one of the few that is well lit and has people in it. My husband had pork with plantains, beans and rice which was phenomenal. I had a steak with French fries that was also really really good (but a tad salty). Travelers... More 

Thank Cydney M
Cartago, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Tasty and delicious typical Costa Rican food is restaurant and bar only little problem will be the parking because is very limited and over the main road

Thank Gabriel_Jimenez
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We really enjoyed having dinner and in fact came back a second time during our trip. Great local costa rican dishes. During one meal however there was an additional entree on our bill. It was quickly removed when I pointed it out, but I'm skeptical that it was a mistake. I wouldn't hestitate to eat here, but do double check... More 

Thank aritchie45
San Jose
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don Yayo offers really good chicharrones and the ambience is good. This is a bar with good bar food.

Thank Gdo_Castillo
Curran, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to this restaurant 5 times for dinner during our 16 day stay. The best pork and chicken meals I have ever had!

Thank CID1959
Jaco, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Don Yayo's is a old family resterauant that has maintained a loyal following for more than 20 years. The quality and portions of their food have remained very good over the years. There bocas are very good value. Their soups are very good. I especially like their soupa mariscos( seafood soup). They are also known for their Chifrio. My only... More 

Thank hadani43
Plano, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Chifrio was excellent. Others inout party had Chicken Quesadillas, and were very happy. Check out the Bocas (appetizer menu), and the daily specials. Plenty to eat and less expensive.

Thank leighnal
Boca Raton, Florida
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great local place in Atenas, great staff, great food and a very friendly atmosphere. Didier and Ronald speak English, great place and I will be back hopefully.

Thank LovesBahia1
United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

An enjoyable dining experience. It wasn't too expensive and the food was tasty. Great service and authentic dishes.

Thank Laaauuu
Santa Cruz, California
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have had quite a long stay in Atenas Costa Rica and have had an opportunity to eat at a lot of different places. Don Yayo has the most consistent quality meals at very reasonable prices. I like the Casada the best. A great mix of local flavor on one plate. I like the chicharones but the chicken is good... More 

Thank Rick P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Angeles de Atenas, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: 2446-5901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?