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Tabacon Grand Spa and Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Plainview, New York
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

After a long trip to the Resort the dinner experience at Los Tucanes re-energized our group. The table with the comfortable cushion chairs, the open air, the musical entertainment and the incredibly friendly attentive staff combined with excellent food made this meal memorable. Cesar gave us a welcoming greeting and summoned the wait staff to our table. I should have... More 

Thank OR27
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here for the first time on New Year's Eve, when there was a set menu with essentially two choices for each course. Overall I would say the service was excellent and the food was good, but not great- especially for the price (roughly 100pp). We had potato purée soup (very good), fish bouillabaisse (nothing like a bouillabaisse- with... More 

Thank bigsur221
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner two nights in a row as the food and service at the hotel's main restaurant is outstanding. They recommend a slightly more formal attire (no flip flops and shorts at night) - the setting is nice and the food was superb. We had the seafood choices (Tuna was terrific and so too was the Mahi Mahi) - our... More 

Thank ASN_Chicago
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Los Tucanes every day for breakfast and for dinner one evening while staying at Tabacón. The breakfast was very good with many "typical" options and if you order coffee it is french press (not Costa Rican Press, I asked)! For dinner our server was Antonio. He was very attentive and kind! We started with the Ceviche Los Tucanes... More 

Thank Kristen C
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We ate one night at Los Tucanes and had Adam as our waiter. The menu offered great variety and what was not on the menu, they knew how to accommodate. My friend asked for vegan options and was not disappointed. She was served a delicious, grilled vegetable platter and I had the salmon. We were even served a complimentary dessert... More 

Thank Sandy S
Belmont, North Carolina
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303 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Please call for a reservation and an early one is better than later. God is very good and prices are within reason. A calm atmosphere with live music makes this a great place for dinner. Service is excellent.

Thank deborah r
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We ate here two nights when we stayed at the Tabacon resort. The menu has a variety of dishes. We ordered the fish special and ribeye steak. Both were very good. The prices are very reasonable and they can accomdate large groups. There is live music nightly. There salads are creative and tasty. They serve chef special treat as appetizers... More 

Thank Joy L
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the resort for three nights. Breakfast each morning, included with the room, was lovely. Fresh ingredients, well prepared. The baked goods left a little to be desired, but apart from that, the food and setting was lovely. Get a seat by the waterfall/swimming pool. Dinner, with lovely food again, was shockingly expensive, by almost any standard. By... More 

Thank Mpols
Beverly Hills, California
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The venue was relatively quiet, staff, superb, cuisine exemplified finesse, romantic outdoor ambiance, pricey and well worth every colonne

Thank Concierge G
Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Just had dinner here and the experience was so underwhelming that I feel like I need to post a review. Started off by trying to get a reservation for my fiancé and myself at 8pm on a Sunday night. When I called the only time they could get us in was 7:30. Fine, we had to rush a bit to... More 

Thank Dmitry Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tabacon Grand Spa and Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?