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Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Atenas next to the parking lots of the courts, Atenas, Costa Rica
2446-31-56
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Ranked #11 of 32 Restaurants in Atenas
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Atenas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

La Carreta is a typical good-food Costa Rican small town restaurant. We haven't had anything mediocre and will go out of our way to grab some of their best entres. Top of the menu list is their fried shrimp. Very large shrimp, breaded and fried just right in a quantity that will fill the biggest appetite. Our second favorite is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had lunch at this lovely place and would highly recommend it. The food was amazing and the service charming.

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Bronx, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great local fare, food and wine. Loved the lending library. The ex-pats where there, in all their English glory, having a good time.

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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

went to Atenas on a day trip and stopped in this very nice Tico restaurant, had the Carreta burger cheese, ham and tortilla, very good and reasonably priced

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yesterday I had been here in Atenas as my new home for about 11 days and still had not eaten any Gallo Pintos, the very Costa Rican version of Beans and Rice with seasoning, onions, pepper, etc. The only place I saw it on the menu was with breakfast items, so I get breakfast for lunch and thoroughly enjoy one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The people who work here are so friendly and so patient with my family and I for our lack of Spanish. They're very helpful when we have questions and they don't mind if we hang out for hours. The cafe is open so you can enjoy the breeze and the warmth. It's very close to the park and easy to... More 

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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 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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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.

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NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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.

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Miramar, Costa Rica
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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!

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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

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