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TGIF

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American, Bar, Pub
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San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2588 2833
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Too many greaters and not good food. My friends and I went there on Wednesday lunch. Very friendly welcome, but that's it. He ordered a beer and I asked for mint lemonad. Mint leaves were getting black. He ordered Jack Daniels chicken burger. He actually had to do a surgery on the burger to make sure there was Jack Daniels... More 

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Southampton, Canada
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Nothing special about this location as compared to any other TGIF, and I've been to them all over the world. The menu is in Spanish only, and you may or may not find a bilingual wait staff.

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Thank relaxing_dad
Cartago, Costa Rica
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We decided to go out to this restaurant for burgers, strictly burgers... It went well as we had some great tasty burgers while enjoying a nice casual atmosphere. The kids had a great time and service was very good.

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Thank SBE73
Norfolk, Virginia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

TGIF in Costa Rica is just about the same as TGIF in the US. I met some friends at the San Jose TGIF and was pleased to find the same food offering as at home. Only the Spanish menus and Tica waitresses were different. When they found we were Gringos and spoke little Spanish the found a bartender that spoke... More 

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Thank Mike M
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

A nice place to eat, good food, friendly wait staff, comfortable accommodations, a little expensive. Otherwise we really enjoyed it.

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Thank Helene H
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

great place to eat and the staff very acomendating. Got them to play some Roberto Gilbert Salsa suave, for me, really fun and the food was good also.

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Thank bob c
Augusta, Georgia
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

During our trip to Costa Rica, we ate at this restaurant three times, the food was as good as the ribs at the ones in the USA. Most of the staff spoke enough to make is feel good.

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Thank Davidc4343
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322 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Living in Tamarindo and starving for American food I like to stop at TGIF for ribs not as good that the original But decent the price is probably double that in the us Fast service

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Thank Jcbga
San Jose, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Whenever I go to TGIF in Escazú it is usually for lunch meetings, the staff is super amicable and there is a very good lunch menu which includes a starter, main dish, drink and mini-dessert. The deck is my favorite place to have lunch meetings. Yes, it is true, it might be expensive, however they usually run great promotions and... More 

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Thank Ming Ming C
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

The food is hit and miss here and has been for a while. Sometime great sometimes average at best. The staff is pleasant but the food quality lacks consistency. We have eaten here several times and never had a bad meal but expect better especially at the prices. Still it is better than most for a fast food restaurant but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2588 2833

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