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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
Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, Steakhouse, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
South of Puerto Viejo on the Main Road, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 140 reviews

Reviewed 13 April 2014

Argentin restaurant with absolutelly perfect steaks!!! I can recommend skirt steak - really perfect choice.

Thank yeneffer
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Malbec is an Argentinian restaurant south of Puerto Viejo at Playa Chiquita on the other side of the road. It's a romantic place in the woods, but we also saw many families there. We ordered a guacamole-filled tomato (4,000c) as appetizer and pepper tenderloin steak...More

Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed 28 March 2014

best steaks in costa rica,good wine and service,will go back,we had argentina skirt steak followed by a real chocolte pudding

Thank hotshotkw1
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We came here twice during our stay in Puerto Viejo because we liked it so much the first time. Malbec is run by a very nice Argentinian couple. A lot of the menu items were exotic, at least to us, but they were very lovely...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 21 March 2014

They cook a great steak! Lomito! Good wine choices too. You can spend a lot of money here though. For 2 steak dinners and bottle of wine, it was 60 bucks.

Thank HappyHev22
Reviewed 15 March 2014

My wife and I dined at Malbec during our last evening in Puerto Viejo on our honeymoon. Malbec provided a very intimate setting, and the service by the owner was very personal and exquisite. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and we paired it with...More

Thank Jose P
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The couple that run this small restaurant are from Argentina and they know how to get good beef and how to cook it. A little bit out of the way but worth the effort of searching it out, especially if you are getting tired of...More

Thank Roy W
Reviewed 8 March 2014

With regard to Costa Rican cuisine, rule number one is very simple: If you enjoy great beef, don't order it at a restaurant in Costa Rica (anywhere in Costa Rica) - you will be sorely disappointed. But there are a few exceptions to this rule,...More

Thank Tom_in_CR
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My wife and I both had steaks, both were good. A nice night out for dinner in the Caribe Sur. Would be nice if they had a website, or if their hours were posted on TA, as we were without phone and walked there on...More

Thank old_school_dave
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Malbec does nothing but grill its food, so be aware going in. If you want fish, it will grilled and not fresh (frozen). The appetizer list is large and both the sweet breads and Chorizo sausage were very good. My skirt steak was perfectly cooked...More

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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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