Carretera Braulio Carrillo, 2 km al norte del puente Ricardo Saprissa, San Jose
AVERAGE USER RATING
Cuisine: Steak & Barbecue
Contact:+506 240 2228
Open Hours: 7:30a-9:30p M-Su
Reminiscent of the rural fiestas called turnos, this restaurant presents traditional cuisine of Costa Rica. Just imagine the old matrons in wide ... More
Casa de Doña Lela (La)
Reminiscent of the rural fiestas called turnos, this restaurant presents traditional cuisine of Costa Rica. Just imagine the old matrons in wide aprons, their hair tied back with colorful handkerchiefs, cooking in huge pots and grilling all sorts of dishes. These include picadillos, some vegetable like chayote, arracache or potatos in small squares, parboiled and mixed with ground meats and chorizos, deliciously seasoned. Or, you can indulge yourself with exquisite grilled meats and rice with chicken, or a parrillada Doña Lela.
During my visit to San Jose, I ate here a few times. Its my favorite restaurant in San Jose. The food is great, authentic and affordable. I Love the beautiful environment. its even popular with the local ticos.. I Defintely recommend this restaurant!
During my 12 day stay in Costa Rica, Casa de Dona Lela was probably my favorite restaurant. The food was delicious and fresh, and even if the prices were a little high, the quality of the food made up for it. If you ever find yourself in Costa Rica, go to Casa de Dona Lela. You don't be disappointed.
Definitely a great place to get some authentic Costa Rican food. We showed up late with a big group (about 20 students), and they stayed open late and were very courteous and pleasant the entire time. Food was some of the best that I had in Costa Rica.
The food was marvellous, the atmosphere was extremely pleasant. I noticed that while I was there, the place was packed with Ticos, not tourists, so if this is the place where they eat, this is the place you should go to to really experience Costa Rica. The service was superb, hands down world class. I found it to be a bargain for the portions and the preparation of the food.
We live in Costa Rica and just love eating at La Casa de Dona Lela!
The food is very typical Costa Rican and the ambiance is casual enough for our 3 year old to be accepted!
The restaurant has water walls that already add noise and the picnic tables are easy to feel comfortable as a group or family around. If you want casual Costa Rican fare, this is it!
Also, the best guacamole I have ever eaten! The cost is completely reasonable, although not dirt cheap as some sodas in CR seem to be. This is a restaurant chain, not a streetside soda!
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