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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 07/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Central American, Costa Rican, Steakhouse, Grill, Fusion, Healthy, Soups, South American
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

This is must stop for lunch/dinner if you are in the La Fortuna/ Arenal area. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is amazing. Best steak I have had in a while. Our group ordered the various platters and split everything. Nothing...disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020

We stopped here for lunch when we first arrived in the area, and also a few days later, also for lunch. We had the BBQ chicken / fajita special the first time, which was great, and the chicken/shrimp rice the second visit. All dishes were...great, and the serving size was large. It is nice to be able to see your food cooked. A great experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020

Great Steak in an open air restaurant. So much fun and great prices. Steaks cooked on wood fire grill. A must if your staying at The Springs and want a night out.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 February 2020

We went back to El Corral several times. The staff was exceptional, and spoke English. We watched as they made our meals - an art form in itself - and everything we had was outstanding. The hamburgers were incredible - best we've ever had anywhere....Very reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020

We stopped here during the middle of our road trip based on google map reviews. The food is exactly like it is on the billboard outside the place and it was so delicious! I made sure the people cooking knew that, I watched them cook...and they were so into it. Their love for good food and providing a great experience was obvious. Coffee was also incredible and i don't even drink coffee that often, husband does but i had to make him share with me :)More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

We were just driving by and stopped by this restaurante ... and were greatly surprised by the quality of the food we got. Steaks are tender, juicy and delicious. They also have some Tico staples so there is selection for everybody.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

Great steaks. We ate there two times in one day because it was so good. I would recommend it to all ages. The menu offers a wide variety of foods. 😃

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 19 September 2019

We went to El Corral twice in one week during our stay near Lake Arenal. The food is awesome, especially the chorizo and steak. The plantains also were the best we had. We highly recommend trying this place. Prices are very reasonable, and the food...is cooked in front of you. Truly one of our favorite places to eat in the area!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 11 August 2019

It was the aroma driving by that caught our attention. Went in and was seated immediately. The waiter was very helpful and recommended some awesome dishes, everything was excellent and fresh. It was the best meal we had since we got to Costa Rica. The...ceviche was excellent! They gave us a sample of the bbq, and it was finger lickin good. The staff was also very friendly which made the atmosphere so pleasant. Will definitely visit here again, the next time we visit. Pura vida!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 May 2019

Not that Aguacate is rough, but having a restaurant of this quality is incredible. We got the patacones, nachos, and a burger ... all were excellent. Marco is a great cook/chef whatever the right word is here. Clean, great service, good atmosphere. Definitely worth a...visit.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Corral BBQ

Yes, El Corral BBQ offers takeaway services.

Yes, El Corral BBQ offers delivery services.

Yes, El Corral BBQ is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Corral BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5