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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Restaurants

Steakhouse La Yunta

  • West end of Paseo de los Turistas, between Cs. 19 and 21, east of Hotel Tioga Map It
  • Puntarenas
  • Steakhouse

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In a historic 1928 wooden building painted peach, originally a vacation home for San José's upper class, this old-fashioned steak house is presided over by mounted ox heads (yunta means "a yoked pair of oxen"). Seating is on a large, breezy veranda with views of the ocean and passersby strolling down the Paseo de los Turistas. It's not at all trendy, more the kind of place that local families come for celebrations. The specialty is churrasco (tenderloin), but the diverse menu includes seafood dishes such as lobster and sea bass cooked 10 different ways. The liquor list is impressively long. If you order lobster, ask for it to be cooked lightly; the kitchen has a tendency to overcook crustaceans.

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West end of Paseo de los Turistas, between Cs. 19 and 21, east of Hotel Tioga, Puntarenas, 60101, Costa Rica

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