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La Trocha

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€€ - €€€
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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La Trocha Del Boyero | 500 m este Estacion de Servicio 50 sur, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 0533
11:00 - 11:00
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. I was very glad that I did. The food was amazing, as was the service. The chef even came out and recommended his favorite dish. He even spoke a little English which helped a lot! I'm sure all of the food on the menu is delicious but... More 

Thank Brandon F
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love getting out of my comfort zone to work on my Spanish. The Owner and Chef Frank, did not speak much english, but was so welcoming and warm I enjoyed the practice in communicating. We were the first customers to arrive so I was not sure what to expect. Park along the street and come on in! The food... More 

Thank James_BEBC
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had a fantastic meal here. Lovely outdoor setting and great menu. Friendly owner. And they do take credit cards (despite what earlier reviews say). Would absolutely go again.

Thank tekt
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Trocha was an incredible dining experience and a wonderful introduction to the warm culture my friends and I experienced throughout our time in Costa Rica. My two friends and I dined in Costa Rica during our first night in Atenas -- my friend and I shared the fish with "La Trocha" sauce, which didn't disappoint! The owner, Frank, came... More 

Thank Julia L
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for dinner based on reviews we had seen here and immediately loved the ambiance of the place. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. And afterward, the ower invited the four of us back for a private breakfast on him with some other foreigners that he had grown to like! We came back and he had... More 

Thank Sam W
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Trocha del Boyero Restaurant in Atenas, Costa Rica is absolutely fantastic. The food, atmosphere, and owner and his wife are the "Best of the Best". There has been a rumor floating around that they have been sold, and were not open; this is totally false. We had dinner there on the 27th of March with 8 other people, and... More 

Thank Larry C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best restaurant I visited during my stay in Costa Rica. He really went out of his way to make sure we really felt at home in his beautiful outdoor restaurant. During dinner, whenever we asked Chef Frank about sauces, he would bring out small samples for us to try. He also invited us to a weekend breakfast before-hours in... More 

Thank Sabby A
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner and very friendly service from the waitstaff as well as the chef. I ordered a chicken salad which was the best I've ever had and my husband had Camerons in La Trocha sauce which was very good as well. A great experience.

Thank Anne M
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The first time we went, we had questions about a few dishes before ordering. In addition to describing them, Frank (the owner) went into the kitchen and actually prepared us samples of the sauces that came with each dish so that we knew what we were ordering! We couldn't believe how much effort he put in to ensure that we... More 

Thank Islam A
La Grange, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner tonight made by Chef Frank. The meal was indescribably delicious. Franks hospitality was perfect!!

Thank Blondiewds

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Trocha Del Boyero | 500 m este Estacion de Servicio 50 sur, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 0533

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