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US$8 - US$40
CUISINES
Pizza, Barbecue, American, Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 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.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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 3 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...overall taste and flavor were remarkable. If you are driving, this restaurant is around 10-15 minutes away from La Fortuna downtown. The waitress was always available and eager to assist and help. Finally, I ordered a "postre de la casa" or dessert of the house. It was a great choice. An amazing taste. I left absolutely happy and satisfied.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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 2 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...completely dried out. The steak we ordered came out raw and we had to send it back twice.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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 24 December 2016 via mobile

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

Date of visit: December 2016
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

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

Reviewed 24 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

Date of visit: October 2016
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 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 16 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.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 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 2 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.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Manuel T, Propietario at El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 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
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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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They take both CRC and USD. But you might get a better exchange rate by using a credit card.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante

Yes, El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante offers takeaway services.

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El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5