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La Parrilla de Maria Bonita, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna

La Parrilla de Maria Bonita

4.7
4.7
19 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
We are a Costa Rica Steak House Restaurant with specialty of Lebanese and international food. We cook on the grill, with charcoal and firewood our majority of dishes in this way we can discover each ingredient its most juicy flavor.

The menu of La Parrilla de María Bonita is the result of years of experience, in which we managed to find the perfect steps for each of our delicious dishes to satisfy our most demanding guests. Discover our specials of lamb, national beef and the internationally certified Black Angus Steak, or live a true and authentic gastronomic experience by tasting the best wines, beers and our lebanese food with the best flavor and freshness. We have a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Dare to enjoy with us one of the best dining experiences in Costa Rica. We have private parking under reservation. Our restaurant is located in the heart of La Fortuna next to the Central Park and Downtown Boutique Hotel.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

4000 1290

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Lebanese, Argentinean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    4000 1290

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    José Jesús Pérez Sengua

  • Catering

    Bajo reservación previa

  • Private party facilities

    Bajo reservación previa.

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere and staff! A true gem in Fortuna!!!
  2. C

    Crystal

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I drove by this restaurant while exploring the town and I almost changed my mind due to the on street parking but I'm glad I did not! We had a lovely experience here. We all enjoy skirt steak and the Chimichurri sauce was to die for! Loved the ambience with the hotel pool lit up right beside us. The staff were attentive and friendly. All the food was fresh and delicious. ESPECIALLY The Tres Leches Cake! Would definitely definitely recommend and come back again in a heartbeat.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food had great flavor. After a long day, it was nice to enjoy some comfort food.
  4. GE

    GreatExperience

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience at La Parrilla was excellent. The steak and lamb shish kabob were both perfect; tableside guacamole was fantastic - and Cindy was the best server. Encouraged us to practice our Spanish and was the most attentive waitress we had in CR.
  5. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience during our whole trip! Food was delicious and the service was top notch!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Lebanese food here is a joke. La comida libanesa aquí es una vergüenza.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Did not realize it was a hotel restaurant until we got there. Was a little skeptical at first, but food was amazing and the service was terrific! I probably won’t need to eat meat for a few weeks given the size of our steak and all the sides were great too - grilled veggies, potato’s, Baba ghanoush…Daughter devoured the brownie dessert - I was able to squeeze in one wee bite and can confirm its deliciousnesses.
  8. RC

    RobC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good steaks and service but very expensive compared to other good Costa Rican restaurants.
  9. L

    Local217

    Treasure Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, steaks seamed a little pricey but overall good experience…
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place you should not skip over!! We had a delicious dinner here. The steak was amazing. Very reasonable too. Service was impeccable!!
  11. JV

    JamieV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Maybe it is my bad for not asking, but 2 of us ordered the special and, when we got the bill, it was 3 times as much as any other entree on the menu. In my view, they should have advised us of this when they explained the specials. Otherwise, it was good. Nice decor, good service, and the food was fine.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    After we got seated, no one checked on us for 30 min. They ran out of hummus and substituted that with other items which did not do the Justice to the dish. Quantity of food were really really small. Overall, we did not enjoy the experience at all. Such disappointment considering that this restaurant had good reviews prior and we were excited to go there. Some of us were vegetarian and did not like the food at all. Not a place if you are looking for vegetarian meal at all.
  13. C

    Christine

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!!!! The best steaks, service, wine. Excellente!!
  14. SM

    SeanM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travelled to La Fortuna for a destination birthday with a group of friends, who all have different taste. We raised a glass, maybe a few, over a delicious meat-based dinner. We had read great reviews in advance and were not disappointed. It was perhaps one of our best meals in the trip. The guys serving us were great and we were toasted by the manager for my husband’s birthday. Would definitely recommend if you are traveling in the area. Very central in town.
  15. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely would return here if I ever come back to Costa Rica pure bliss the scenery the food was excellent perfect way to cook steaks great portions and. Service was even better surprised my lady friend it was her birthday came out with cake n candles helping me sing happy bday it was wonderful
  16. e

    eduardom

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding: the ambience, the music and the food, but what made it extra-special was David, who assisted our table!
  17. OM

    OsvaldoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. The size and quality of the food was excellent. The wine was also great and the sommelier was excellent and a very nice guy.
  18. c

    coletteb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea bass was really good as were the steaks and the beef gyro. The peppercorn sauce with one of the steaks was blander then what we expected but still good. The chimichurri sauce was excellent. Highly recommend it. Thiere was live music and though it was good, it hampered the conversation at the table. It was a bit too loud for dinner music. The food did not disappoint and even exceeded our expectations. We will come back.
  19. CB

    ChrisB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service could have been better as it took a long time for our food to come out and also to get rounds of drinks, however the servers appeared busy so they might have just been backed up. I would recommend anyone in La Fortuna to check it out.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Parrilla de Maria Bonita using the Order Online button. La Parrilla de Maria Bonita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 4000 1290.

La Parrilla de Maria Bonita is rated 4.7 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

4000 1290

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Parrilla de Maria Bonita

Calle 470, 25 metros sur del Parque Central de, Provincia de Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna 21007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    470

  • Neighborhood

    Alajuela

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Lebanese, Argentinean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Estacionamiento frente a calle

  • Public transit

    75 mts south

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    José Jesús Pérez Sengua

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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