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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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Cuisines: Steakhouse, Costa Rican, International
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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went for lunch on recommendation of hotel staff and guide. Ordered sea bass, which was well prepared. No lunch menu, so paid dinner prices--over $20 in total. Most places in La Fortuna have no lunch menu, though.

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Pearland, Tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I wanted to eat the local food. After man recommendations, my family ended up at Nene's. As I looked around, I noticed that just about everybody in the restaurant were tourist. Totally not what I was seeking. The food was okay, but pricey. I wouldn't recommend it or go back.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Several people we encountered told us what a great restaurant this is. There were many Costa Rican's enjoying dinner there and it was lively late on a Monday night. I had typical CR fare and was unimpressed with my burned, dry, hard rice and mediocre shrimp. Beau had a whole fish that was beautifully prepared and tasty. We never really... More

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Frederick, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Kokoros) and the taxi driver. The food was okay but nothing special... Especially for the price! The cheapest meal was approximately $10 and I still left hungry. The customer service wasn't the greatest either as we had to wait approximately 15-20 minutes for the bill (after asking for it three times). On a... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had dinner here. The place was nice and we had a good meal though we felt it was a little overpriced for Costa Rica. I had beef which I couldn't finish but I had it to go.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First meal in la Fortuna. Recommended by 2 different locals. Tired and hungry after a full day of rafting. Our family if 6 (including 2-20 year old boys) went looking for a high protein meal. 3 ordered steaks of various kinds. All tough. My husband ordered pork, it was average and one daughter and I ordered chicken fajitas. They were... More

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Palm Desert, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate at Nene's after a long day of rafting. The food was good, but I expect that they increased the price of the special for our group since no one asked the price. Most dishes were $10-20 US and the special ended up being $35 each for tilapia and did not seem to merit such a price. Be sure... More

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Sierra County, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

my entire family went and everyone enjoyed theire food it was amazing they had all types of typical drinks and the food came out quick and it wasnt pricy also if you went as a couple it is kinda romantic i recomend you go here!

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Irving, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised! The drinks are well priced and strong! My favorite thing was the cream of asparagus soup! Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!!

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Awesome food....great prices....we had a wedding party of 20 and we didn't wait long between courses....no other restaurant comes close in the area!

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