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Moya's Place

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Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
26944001
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million...
Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million signs, but the food and ambiance say it all! Amazing wraps, pizza, and other unique cuisine.
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Moya's Place, worth going there.

This is the best food I've had in Costa Rica. You can tell the chef puts his whole heart into the preperation, and the flavors. I wish we had a place like this in the US. Friendly atmosphere. Love this place. Costa Rica's best kept secret!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2013
DustyHighway66
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Prescott, Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is the best food I've had in Costa Rica. You can tell the chef puts his whole heart into the preperation, and the flavors. I wish we had a place like this in the US. Friendly atmosphere. Love this place. Costa Rica's best kept secret!

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Mossyrock, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We sat close to the sidewalk and that may have been too close allowing the dog to smell our food. Further inside would have been ok. Overall it was a good experience.

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Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Some places have good food and a couple of excellent dishes. So far, every meal I have eaten here has been exceptional. The guacamole is a favorite with everyone in our group of 15. The meals have been fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Highly recommend. The wifi and view make it a great place to hang out.

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Nuevo Arenal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Very cute place with delicious food. Addicted to the Drunken Chicken Wrap! Creative menu and atmosphere. Good people abound.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch during our drive with 8 and 11 year old kids. Both the sunrise and multi-cheese pizzas were good, creative and tasty. Clean and good service and good food.

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Morden, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

openess, great accessible location and good menu. A nice friendly staff and lots of elbow room. Selection of good wines also made this place a winner.

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Pensacola, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great local restaurant in Nuevo Arenal. Never had a bad experience here in over 2 years. Good service, friendly staff, reasonable prices. Great place for lunch or dinner.

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Delicious, fresh food, generous portions. Excellent, fast service, the best we have had in Costa Rica. Nice, clean atmosphere. We plan on returning often.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had dinner at Moya's tonight. We were a group of 15. We had made a reservation and our tables were waiting when we arrived. The service was fast and friendly. The food is the best I've eaten so far in Costa Rica. Every single member of the party was happy with their food. Delicious! Warm and inviting I would... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal here! Everything ordered was outstanding! Pizza, garlic bread, kabobs, and beef. A great atmosphere with great service!! A must do!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downtown Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: 26944001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Arenal's sacred refuge for supreme tranquility. There aren't a million signs, but the food and ambiance say it all! Amazing wraps, pizza, and other unique cuisine.

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