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Nene's Restaurant

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Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9192
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our cab driver recommended this place. It is small and hidden, not very touristy. The food was delicious and fresh.

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Thank Stephanie G
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor, we decided to try this place. I was in the mood for a steak and the Steakhouse originally selected was Out of Business, although we found out the hard way. This place was clean, nice ambience, we were seated promptly. Our waiter was quick and helpful. His English was a little rough, but obviously, we weren't vacationing... More 

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Ocean Ridge, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a good restaurant I believe this is one of them for this town. If you're looking for a spectacular rare find I don't think this is it. Well the food was good I had rice and Seafood and the dish was average at best with a small amount of seafood in it and the flavors were... More 

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Thank JayW1977
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Place recommended by staff at Casa Luna. I'll be honest, I wasn't bowled over by it, it wasn't cheap either, and on the particular day we went we had quite a loud obnoxious group next to us which isn't the restaurant's fault. The cerviche was really good. The steaks were ok and they were big portions. The staff were friendly... More 

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Thank Kushala A
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Oh my goodness delicious. Not cheap. We paid 20-30/person with food and drinks. But, worth it because the food and ambiance was perfect. The picture is the pork rib BBQ special. It came to the table on a flaming plate. It was delicious!!!

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Thank Stephanie G
Westport, Connecticut
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were told about this restaurant from one of our adventure guides. Very good food with great people watching opportunities. We went twice as we return to places we like. Staff were attentive and helpful. We order fish, shrimp and steaks and everything was good. Will definitely return.

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Thank Revermike
NYC
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here based on the recommendation of our hotel, restaurant had a relaxed and casual vibe. We had the ceviche, fish special that comes out in foil, and the Casado de carne. All were really good. Forget what the kids had but they enjoyed it as well. The flan for dessert hit the spot. Everything was reasonably priced,... More 

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Thank NYCtravel
parrish
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. One of the best dinners we had. It was highly recommended by our driver, Roberto with Leo rodriguez.

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Thank travelParrish
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner on Sunday night. There was a good mix of locals and tourists. Nice atmosphere with murals on the walls, indoor and outdoor seating. We got the Arroz con pollo and Steak. They had typical Costa Rican cuisine and standard plates. The steak came out on a plate that was literally on fire. It was a great... More 

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Thank mogata721
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had excellent food. I went there with my two teenage boys and wish we could have had more time to visit again. The fish was excellent. The ambiance was very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9192

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