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Restaurante Caballo Negro

2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
011-506-2694-4515
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Ranked #6 of 15 restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Cuisines: American, German, Italian, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Manta, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved Caballo Negro. Monika and Rob are fun, friendly hosts. They made us feel welcome the moment we arrived! The food was a treat. We ate breakfast there and loved the pancakes and corned beef hash. The hash is made from Monika's homemade corned beef.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Wish you guys were here this weekend. I am making a German dinner with two different Schnitzels, Spaetzle, Red Cabbage salad, sauerkraut, and Monika's Black Forest Cake for dessert. Thanks again and hope to see you again in the future. Pura Vida, Monika More

Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The owner of our villa recommended Caballo Negro for breakfast and so glad that he did. We enjoyed it so much that we went back again the next morning. Monika's aged corn beef hash is a must try as are the macadamia nut pancakes. Also enjoyed the warm hospitality.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The breakfast we had hear was incredible. I think the french toast is the best I've ever tasted. I don't know what the secret ingredient is, but I sure would like to know! In addition, the owner, Monica, and her daughter were very informative and helpful when it came to planning some excursions during our week in Costa Rica.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We appreciate the reviews of the restaurant also. Most reviews are about our B& More

Pensacola, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have now been to two of Monica's "theme" dinners: Easter Dinner and Cinco de Mayo. This is the restaurant for the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast in Nuevo Arenal. On both occasions the restaurant was packed and the food very good. Despite the proximity to the lake road, the outside patio offers a peaceful, pretty venue. Ordinarily open for... More

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West Kelowna, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you happen to be in town when they are having a special dinner in the evening, make sure that you attend. So far it has been three for three. St. Patrick's Day, corned beef and all the trimmings, Easter, ham with scalloped potatoes, black forest cake and more, and just recently Cinco de Mayo, what a wonderful feast. Each... More

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review

The recent special dinner nights are a recent addition to the Caballo Negro Restaurante. We used to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That made for a very long day, but seven days per week. However, these dinners do take days to prepare, but when we see everyone happy, enjoying the food, partying with friends, it makes it all... More

Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We visited Restaurante Caballo Negro last night for a special Mexican themed dinner. Delicious! Service and ambiance were great as well. We've also had a regular menu item dinner as well as one of their special weekend breakfasts. Each time our meal and the service were terrific! We especially enjoy eating out on the balcony overlooking their private pond.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review. We are hoping to do more in the future, but we are very selective in the choices for those events. When successful, we would like to make these events annual ones. So far, everyone has had a great time, so I guess we have three annual events so far.....:) thanks again, Monika and... More

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I live in Costa Rica near the beaches.I travel to the lake area regularly. My favorite place to Eat is Caballo Negro and I always stay at the B&B attached, Lucky Bug! I love the food,the atmoshere,the gallery and the B&B. Sitting outside on the patio, looking out at the pond you can see beautiful birds.It is so peaceful and... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The combination of German and California-style cooking creates a wonderful array of choice for breakfast. Many of the breakfasts are accompanied by a fried potato/onion cooked in a fragrant spice with a hint of curry. Everyday there is a different array of fresh fruit as well. Coffee is strong and tasty. If you sit outside, you can glimpse many birds... More

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review. Yes, we are know for the breakfasts, but also for the schnitzels also. I hope you come and see us again, and when you do, maybe you would also like to stay at our B&B. Thanks again, Pura Vida, Monika and Rob More

Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We found this great place while in Costa Rica and could not stay away. Along with a great breakfast and evening meals they have several beautiful rooms for rent with many extras. The Caballo Negro Restaurant also offers a Gallery with local crafts. This paradise sits around a wonderful lake and if you love birds you can sit for hours... More

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Restaurante Caballo Negro is associated with the Lucky Bug guesthouse and art gallery. What a nice place! In visits to the Lake Arenal area over the years, we've had many meals at Caballo Negro, always excellent. The setting is lovely; partly inside and partly on a veranda overlooking a small lake and forest teeming with wildlife. Monika (the owner) and... More

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review. My corned beef hash, as well as the Reuben are both very popular, as is the Huevos Rancheros. I hope you come back again and have other things on the menu. We are modifying the menu periodically to keep things new and fresh. Pura Vida, Monika More

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