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El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante

8km de la Fortuna Camino a San Ramon, Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1749
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
5 Oct 2018
“Excellent gran abuelo”
11 Sep 2018
“A delightful surprise”
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CUISINES
Pizza, Barbecue, American, Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
LOCATION
8km de la Fortuna Camino a San Ramon, Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Quality food, great variety in the menu and highly trained staff, the food has a good price and they have well deserved their position

Thank gibsonterrance
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We were the only people in the place that night, but the food was delicious and the service was very gracious. Highly recommended.

Thank Papadroid
Reviewed 31 July 2018

It is a good place to go to eat delicious with good customer service and quality dishes, the quality they offer is related to the price, it is a very nice place with good hygiene

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. The food was great and the service was exceptional. Mario and Kimberli took very good care of us. The drive from La Fortuna was very enjoyable. We highly recommend.

Thank N8Tagg
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

N8Tagg we are so glad for your great review thank you very much for commenting, we really enjoyed to have you here and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

The decoration is quite simple. The place is clean and the service is very kind. There was only a couple eating at the table next to me so the food came fast. It was very good. The chicken portion was a bit small but the...More

1  Thank inside1058
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you inside1058 we apreciate you great opinion thank yalu very much for visiting us we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My family of 14 went here on New Years Eve expecting a delicious dinner based on the reviews. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food. The ceviche was rubbery and flavorless. The other dishes were bland and the rice and beans were...More

Thank Famtravel51
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hello Famtravel51 we apologize for your experience in El Gran Abuelo. We have reviewed with some new members of our staff the importance of quality and great service. Thank you for letting us know the inconvenience and thank you for asking the waiter and the...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and a real hidden gem. A little bit out of town but definitely worth the drive!

Thank Linet K
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Linet K thank you very much for this excellent review we are so glad, we hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visit the restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday, the food was delicious, we eat the "parillada" and it was very good and at a good price, my son eats pizza and it was good. Service its great, the place is clean and beautiful.More

Thank Franciny C
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Franciny C thank you very much for this amazing review we really enjoyed to serve you and your beautiful family. Is a pleasure to us to be choosen, as a place to celebrate this important day, we wish to be part of more of those...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place! The food was absolutely delicious, the people were very attentive and cleanliness was absolutely great! I would definitely go back and recommend friends and family to visit this restaurant.

Thank Lmaria324
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Lmaria324 we are so glad about your excellent review. Was pleasure for us to serve you and absolutely we can't wait to have you back.

Reviewed 3 October 2016

really great restaurant off the beaten path. little bit of a drive outside of fortuna but well worth it. GREAT steak, best ceviche trio appetizer, and yuca balls. will definitely dine again when back in costa rica.

1  Thank alicia l
Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you very much alicia l for commenting we really enjoyed to serve you, we hope to do it again soon.

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Christi G
18 January 2016|
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Response from thela90048 | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car the entire time in Costa Rica and we highly recommend it. Safe and easy and don't get discouraged by people saying it's dangerous. It was about 20 or 30 minutes leisurely drive from the resort to this... More
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RDK609
15 November 2015|
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Response from PHKORL | Reviewed this property |
They take both CRC and USD. But you might get a better exchange rate by using a credit card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8km de la Fortuna Camino a San Ramon, Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 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 1749
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Description
EL GRAN ABUELO IS TEMPORARY. We are working on a new restaurant concept that will surprise you and delight you even more. We are sure you will like it. See you soon! Thank you so much!
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