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Steak House el Tobogan

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8420
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (50 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour stopped here for lunch. It's located just outside the town of La Fortuna. I had a wonderful meal of fish, rice and beans and a local beer. Very reasonably "mom-and-pop" type of establishment.

Thank JimBoNH_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose a beef sandwich which was large, The service was rather slow, about half hour before being served. The food was good and very tasty,

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Nice little stop on the side of the road, just before entering DT la Fortuna. We didn't have steak but Costa Rican chicken dish. Kids had chicken fingers-shared one order and it was plenty of food. Friendly, fast service.

Thank Moonshell
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant because we were lost!! Mauritizo helped us, called our friend and we were on our way. What a great help he was..... came back to La Fortuna several days later and wanted to thank him for his assistance. Stayed for...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Very good steaks & nice service. The garlic tenderloin was delicious. Also the jalapenjos steak and the fresh tiger shrimps.

Thank Remo W
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Ate here as part of a group tour. I had a sizeable tenderloin steak for £15/16 - great value compared to UK, but possible expensive by local standards. Beers were a little more expensive than we’ve paid elsewhere ($3.50). Staff were friendly and attentive. Nice...More

Thank AMJ5
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four traveling Costa Rica and our driver recommended this place. We couldn't suspect at first glance that this would be our best food experience in the country. The meat melts in your mouth and the French fries felt like home-made...More

Thank Farid R
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were a family of 20 with 3 generations traveling in Costa Rica for 2 weeks. We drove from Manuel Antonio north and our tour guide recommended this Steak House for dinner. If you are looking for fancy and touristy, this is not your place....More

Thank C D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Location: Arenal Atmosphere: open restaurant close to the main street. The place is relatively basic but the staff makes up for that. Service: good and efficient Food & drink: in Costa Rica we had a lot of meat and I would say that this was...More

Thank jenskoopmann
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our driver / guide Orlando Vargas took us to this steak house as he has known the family for many years and it was fantastic in all respects - service, food quality and friendliness.

Thank Patrick F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 8420
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1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...
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