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Nene's Restaurant

Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2479-9192
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Arcadia, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

When we travel, my husband likes to talk to all the locals - and find out what their favorite place is. So when in the Arenal / La Fortuna leg of our Costa Rica trip, he was tirelessly quizzing everyone we met about restaurants, and local cuisine. Nene's came up over and over again. We had a rental car, so... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Its a bit out of the way but worth finding . Friendly staff tasty fresh food . Adaptable menue . Cocktails less than 3 quid . Go there....

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Sonoma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went here on the recommendation of the hotel bartender and we were not disappointed! It is a restaurant favored by locals so be prepared to wait, the food is worth it though. The corvina was perfectly cooked and the steak absolutely delicious. Wonderful cerviche too. We had a picky eating child and they made a perfect pasta for her... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had the best piece of advise when we were recommended to try its ceviche. Oh my God, it is so good! In addition to that, the nicest service and atmosphere from the waiters, I also tried the hamburger, delicious meat that comes from animals that the restaurant's owners have. Will definitely come back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Everything about this restaurant was great! The food, drinks, service and atmosphere. The owner came and shook hands and the waiter was very attentive.

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Matawan, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Cab driver recommended this place and did not disappoint. Juicy steaks and fresh fish. Great service. $15 bacon wrapped filet cannot be beat.

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Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited her March 2014, it was recommended by a tour guide from a local attraction and as it was just round corner from our hotel we gave it a go. The waiter was a little diffident but overall came and delivered things as we ordered. The choice was very limited for my vegetarian wife however for the meat eaters... More

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Austin, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

From the outside, we here in the states might say this place looks like a "hole in the wall". It's not on a main street and the street in front is not paved. But once inside it's a nice very clean restaurant. The service was great and the food was good. The servings of food they brought us were huge.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

So we came here upon a suggestion from one of our tour guides and we ordered the special which consisted of tilapia and a few pieces of shrimp. We failed to ask the waiter the price which was a costly mistake because it was $44 FOURTY-FOUR DOLLARS for tilapia!!!! That's just insane. The ceviche was pretty decent, but don't order... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The ceviche was some of the best I've had. We had the special entree's and the food was great, but portions were so large we could easily have shared. The staff was very helpful as I don't speak Spanish. Don't leave without trying the tres leche cake!

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