We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 31 Atenas Restaurants

La Carreta

Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Atenas next to the parking lots of the courts, Atenas, Costa Rica
2446-31-56
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 31 Restaurants in Atenas
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Restaurant details

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    16
    2
    4
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One reviewer (TardisTraveller) said there were cockroaches all over the restaurant when they were they. This could well be because the Municipality had just sprayed to kill the mosquitos that carry dengue fever. We have seen this before and cockroaches will be everywhere - on the sidewalks, streets, etc., trying to escape the spray. Nobody else has mentioned cockroaches in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atenas, Costa Rica
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great location in the center of town, really good food, friendly staff and fair prices. I love the fried shrimp, my husband's favorite is the chalupa. We haven't had anything that wasn't good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NC
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Simple atmosphere with friendly service. Like most restaurants in Costa Rica, it is open air. The menu has something for everyone. We were a party of 3 and each of us had a different item. All were quite good. Lunch for the 3 of us was about 18$; that includes the tax and the tip. Evertyhing tasted freshly cooked.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miramar, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nice, tipical tico restaurant with great food, good attention and justifed prices. Pass by when you are in Atenas, Costa Rica!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. I had the tenderloin casados and my friend had the shrimp quesadilla. Both were very tasty and hit the spot. Tenderloin was just that... TENDER, and well seasoned.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salt Spring Island, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Loved going lunch! We were able to go a couple of times on our trip an absolutely loved it! The female waitress could have been more people friendly and attentive to the customers but still a great restaurant!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atenas, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Moving to a new address can be very helpful, but, when you lose the GREAT FOOD along the way, why move. When La Carreta change location in Atenas, I thought great. Less traffic noise, and blaring car horns, but what about the food?? I was not disappointed with their food, and the wait staff was as good as ever. Spanglish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atenas, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I live in Atenas and have eaten many times at La Carreta when it was a nice little place with flower bedecked outdoor seating, good typical Costa Rican food and reasonable prices. Unfortunately, they have recently moved to a very unattractive and uninviting space. The menu prices are significantly higher, the service is slower and the place is littered with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went to this restaurant twice during our one week stay in Atenas. The food was typical Costa Rican food and it was excellent. There were five of us eating a variety of dishes from the menu, and we all enjoyed our food. The food does not come quickly since it is all prepared fresh when you order, but that's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atenas, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We used to come here a lot, but lately the quality of the food has been off the mark. The food is dry and lacking flavor and the service is tepid at best. The batidos are very good though and the location can't be beat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed La Carreta also viewed

Atenas, Province of Alajuela
Atenas, Province of Alajuela
 
Atenas, Province of Alajuela
Atenas, Province of Alajuela
 

Been to La Carreta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Carreta

Address: Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Atenas next to the parking lots of the courts, Atenas, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2446-31-56
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
Cuisine: Costa Rican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Carreta staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?