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Malbec - CLOSED

South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0581
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
14 Nov 2014
“how terrible it's gone!”
7 Oct 2014
“Best, long gone”
Restaurant Hours Closed
South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 15 November 2014

Quote a bummer to be looking for it and find out the next day from locals that it's been closed since like May... not sure why this Listing is here. It shouldn't be...

Thank Aaaarg p
Reviewed 7 October 2014

this was one of the top places for puerto viejo and Argentinian, but the place has apparently closed down. Please ask around but it looks like the owner now does something else for a living...

1  Thank petarro
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We drove up and down looking for this place and none of the locals had heard of it. We were frustrated to miss it.

1  Thank Colorcat
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

i was there with my boyfriend and we had one of our best nights! the owners are a cuple and you can feel that they love their place and but everything they have into it. he is on the grill and his woman is responsible...More

Thank lerhon
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I went there with my fiancee. That place is so romantic. Owners explain to you everything about your meat before ordering it. The food was really really good. You should really eat your meat there.

Thank sarah c
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My wife and I had dinner here one night on our honeymoon. Neither of us are big steak fans, but we decided to try it out and were amazed. The were the best steaks either of us had had. I'm not sure how busy the...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Let me start off by saying I was raised in Argentina, and this is really great argentinean steak. The steaks come with some grilled vegetables (carrots, green beans) and about 2 little potatoes, so order a side dish if you are extra hungry. I did,...More

1  Thank flyingtetas
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Malbec is a small, family-run Argentine-style steakhouse just down the road from the Le Cameleon hotel (on the way to Playa Chiquita). The place is very small, so reservations are important if you have your heart set on eating here. The ambiance is neat, like...More

Thank SCCR506
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We passed by the sign on the road and sayd "lets try our luck"! The beutiful older couple running this place are inspiration! We tried all their recomondations, the swest breads, entranea, empenadas, and all was supurb!! The service was impeccable and we left so...More

Thank BillGreef
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We were a party of five coming to Malbec. The service was amazing and so was the food...highly recommended are the sweetbreads and the entrana which were amazing!!!! This restaurant is fantastic and reasonably priced. We loved it!

Thank Gil I
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0581
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