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Restaurante Garra-Pata

$$ - $$$
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40027, Costa Rica
+506 8523 4484
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Hauppauge, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved to food so much that we went back another day. The staff was great and they even took me for a tour of their BBQ area. Nice people. Get the-mixed grilled meat plate

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had quite a few steaks in this country and this place tops the list. Meal ribs, rib eye, ny strip, chicken avocado dish only ran us $68. Thick wood fired ribs and steaks on sizzling iron platers. We hit it twice in 4 days.

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Thank swiesh
Heredia, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Good food, decent prices for Costa Rica. Their grill is their specialty. They started from a small little place and have grown due to their good service and local specialties. We will be back, I can feel the Costa Rica mojo as a guest.

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Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chatted up the owner on our way walking back to our hotel and he gave us a sample. Returned for dinner the next night with a group of 10. Had the mixed grill for 2 and the pork ribs were the highlight. Chicken and steak were very good while the pork nuggets were dry. Good value for dinner and a... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My companion and I went to Garra-Pata on the recommendation of one of our guides. It was my companion's birthday so we decided to eat well. And did we! I had the beef tenderloin and it was delicious! My companion had a different beef dish with shrimp and jalapenos and hers was great as well. We told our cab driver... More 

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Thank Nancy H
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Group of 6 adults so we ordered the platter for 6 which was more than enough as we had leftovers. The beef was amazing and the pork / chicken came in a close second. You also get a side salad, yucca and other sides so the meal is very heavy. The plantains were hit or miss among the group and... More 

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neepawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you love meat and BBQ this is your place! You can't beat the smoke flavor, we shared the 2 person mixer and everything was perfect!!

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Thank gerrarddw
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We arrived at Garra-Pata because of a recommendation from Matias at Down to Earth Coffee. The first night that we went I tried the mixed ceviche with octopus, shrimp, and fish and a traditional beef steak casado. Yum. My boyfriend got a rib casado which is what made us realize that we HAD to go back. A couple nights later... More 

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Thank Christina L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

OMG amazing food!! The pork ribs are to die for - the chef is an amazing cook, the best we've ever tasted!!!! Josue and the other waiters were all friendly, helpful, attentive, and wanted to help choose the meal best for us. Great drinks and cocktails

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Thank bosol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here and it was amazing! Fantastic grilled meat and portions were huge! We were staying at a nearby resort but wanted to try some local food and we were not disappointed!! Highly recommend this place if you are in the La Fortuna area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Cuisine
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 40027, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 8523 4484
Description
Down home Costa Rican cooking at its best. A Paradise for meat lovers but also features finger Licking good seafood récipes. We smoke our own ribs every day and make our own blacberry salad dressing.

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