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Mirador El Pueblo

Costa Rican, South American, Central American
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San Jose Sur, Atenas, Costa Rica
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Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed. The service was sporadic. The order taken was not what was delivered. The food was fair. Another group that came after us was served before us. The price paid for the value received was ... not equivalent. This was the third time I've eaten there over the last year. But I don't think I'll return.

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Thank Stephen H
Georgetown, Texas
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We finally ate at Mirador after almost a month in Atenas. While our friends had raved about the food, we thought it pretty plain rice and beans stuff. My fries were the best thing on my plate. My spouse became ill the next day, could have been any culprit though......

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Thank Mark T
Atenas, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

poor decoration, three loud televisions, bad service, lots of items missing on the menu, uncomfortable chairs, small tables, bad ceviche, tastless grayish pinkish steacks artificially made tender don't go!

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1 Thank Zoy Freytag Hor... H
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch today because i had a craving for a hamburger. After ordering i approached the waiter and asked him how the hamburger was served. He replied that it came with lettuce tomato and the usual ketchup, mayo and mustard which is common place in CR. I asked him not too add the sauces as i preferred to do... More 

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1 Thank Chosadelmanglar
Atenas, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

It is hard to find a tender steak here in Costa Rica at a reasonable price. BUT I found it at the Mirador - a great filet with a tasty mushroom sauce! I understand the rest of the menu is very good also - especially the ribs. Great views, wait staff very attentive and speak pretty good English. Very worth... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

My wife and I ate at Mirador on multiple occasions during our stay in Atenas. Each visit greeted us with some terrific food! In addition the service is top-notch and the view is breath-taking looking out the back of the restaurant. The restaurant is a very open-air setup, so it always seemed comfortable and the overall architecture/layout of the place... More 

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1 Thank AlanGardnerTexas
Atenas, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

The bumpy road has been fixed, a bit, fewer potholes. But it is always worth the drive. This is one of our go to places when we have guests or make new friends. The sea bass & garlic melt in your mouth. Terrific view, wonderful staff. Very good drinks. A pleasure every time!

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1 Thank Chuck M
Atenas, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We had been wanting to to Mirador el Pueblo for sometime now, and we finally went this week with some friends for lunch. The atmosphere is terrific and even though we were there on a cloudy day, the view was amazing. I had the typical Tico Casado with fish "ajillo" (with garlic butter sauce) and the portions were huge. The... More 

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1 Thank Patricia W
Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We visited the Mirador as a recommendation from an acquaintance. Her food choices and the reviews I read before going were right on the nose. We were a party of four celebrating my 49th wedding anniversary. Our party chose Shrimp in Buttery Sauce and a Fish plate and a combination of shrimp and fish in white sauce. Of course we... More 

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1 Thank Inez T
Atenas, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

I have never been in the Mirador that I needed to wait for my menu, food, or friendly conversation. Always the best, with great prices for belt loosening plates of food.

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Costa Rican, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose Sur, Atenas, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas

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