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US$10 - US$20
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife stopped by el chiringuito and We never thought it would be an Italian restaurant. I have to say it was REALLY delicious. A well plated Tuna tartare that Melts in your mouth 😍 The fish and shrimp ceviche the best I...had in all Costa Rica Antipasto italiano Risotto’s Fettuccine salmone And porcini mushroom The eggplant it was delicious 🤤 I tried almost everything on the menu and Anna the boss she is a real deal.. I love this place and I highly recommend it..More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make a point to stop here every time we head up North. They offer a nice menu and the food is consistently excellent. Good service. Nice wine list, I ordered steak and shrimp and both were perfectly done. The antipasto appetizer is a favorite....Very good tiramisu and panna cotta.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals on our trip. Loved the Italian influence - along with my Campari spritzer! We ordered the shrimp stuffed avocado appetizer, the rib eye special and the spicy shrimp entree. Staff: top notch, friendly and so helpful! The waitress was incredibly...kind and helpful. I asked her about two options and which she preferred and I appreciated her honesty and that the price did not influence her honest opinion. Food: I was not crazy about the stuff avocado, but that was my fault for not realizing the sauce was a creamy red seafood sauce that I’ve never liked. My husband loved the ribeye! I ordered the spicy shrimp which was delicious - however after seeing photos of the ravioli - I wish I had ordered that instead - or better yet, a ravioli with the spicy shrimp… Menu was available for scan with QR code in English or Spanish. My husband noted how meticulous and thorough the table cleaning was (especially considering covid).More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

We came to el chiringuito everyday of out stay. Sometimes for a full dinner sometimes to take away the sides to our home cooked steaks. The service is great and the food is the best in bejuco. Do not doubt your decision of coming here...for any sort of visit, lunch, dinner, romantic, family gathering. Whatever it is you will love it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 January 2021

We had the $20 Mahi Mahi, a $9 Caprese salad and $6 cheesecake, plus drinks. It was good but I would only come here for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Anna S, Propietario at El Chiringuito, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Hello Joe_S_Caja, Thank you very much for choosing us. We apologize for any inconvenience you had during your experience. Our goal has and will always be to provide the best quality of products in our cuisine. In your case, your Mahi Mahi was served with...More

Reviewed 29 December 2020

Excellent food, quick and good price for the quality. They have good wine and prepare nice margaritas with a taste of chipotle

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

I am a costa rican local and this Is the best italian of the Country. I would say it's on the top 3 best restaurants list. The quality of the ingredients, flavor, presentation and local are amazing. My recommendation Is the octopus like Naples with...rissotto and a tiramisú as dessert (just see the photos)More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

I had the seafood risotto for dinner, which was amazing. The seafood was super fresh and generous. The risotto was well flavored and not overcooked. But, dessert stole the show. An amazing tiramisu and a generous portion too!! The staff is wonderful and the owner,...Anna, is very attentive. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
annasR8753NC, Propietario at El Chiringuito, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2020

Hi Jennifer thank you so much for taking the time to share this amazing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your dinner and so grateful for your support, especially in this hard time. It's always a pleasure to take care of you!

Reviewed 15 April 2020

We have been in Costa Rica since mid-February, staying in Esterillos Este. We are in the at-risk age group for Covid-19, and when the last international flight left Costa Rica in mid-March, we decided it was safer not to get on it. The pandemic has,...of course, been hard on the restaurant business. but this wonderful owner, who is actually Italian, is doing her best to keep cooking. Right now she has an "express menu." You can call your order in, and she will either have your food delivered (if it's not too hard to find your house), or have it ready for you to pick up. To thank customers for their loyalty during this time, Chiringuito throws in something free every day—a smoothie or lemonade, panna cotta—different goodies. Everything is delicious, but I think my favorite so far is the chicken and mushroom pasta. We will continue to get at least one dinner a week there, and last week we took lunch to our extended family. During normal times the wine list is a bit more extensive than that of many beach area restaurants. They actually offer a rosé by the glass. Thank you, Chiringuito, for staying in business, and to anyone who is in Esterillos and reads this, please help keep this restaurant alive!More

Date of visit: April 2020
annasR8753NC, Propietario at El Chiringuito, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2020

Melinda H, thank you very very much for taking the time to share this amazing review! We are so grateful for your support in this hard time. It's always a pleasure to take care of you.

Reviewed 5 April 2020

Great food and a wonderful owner. Thank you for a great night during a crazy time in this world. We hope your family is safe in Italy.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Cathleen G
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Response from Myron R | Reviewed this property |
They also have it posted on Facebook, but like the other person said, it is in Google Maps as well, highly recommended.
15 January 2017|
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Response from msweitze | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about prior answer... you were asking about the restraunt! The other reply got it right, in the new plaza!
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El Chiringuito is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5