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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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Monongahela, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We went to Nene's on the recommendation of the guys at the Kokoro. The food was so so good. The service wasn't bad either. The prices were more expensive than I was expecting and the atmosphere was a little dark, but I still loved it. I got a 4 cheese pasta dish -- most amazing cheesy pasta dish I have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We found Nene's in a short turning in the middle of La Fortuna. Well worth the search as the food is excellent and the staff so helpful without being patronising. All the selection sounded good, but we went for the Chef's specials on the day Whole Talapia stuffed with CR cheese and vegetable. The other special was a selection of... More

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Decatur, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I ordered the special here and it was enough for 3 people! Fresh fish, shrimp, and veggies in a foil packet. The presentation was impressive! You need to have at least one meal here during your stay.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a place for lunch after zip-lining and asked a local where to go. Nene's was suggested. It was a little hard to find but worth the short amount of time it took to find it. We were three 60+ females traveling on spring break. The service was great and we were very pleasantly surprised by the... More

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Arcadia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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