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Nene's Restaurant

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Steakhouse, International, South American, Costa Rican
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Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2479-9192
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food excellent prices!

We came here on recommendation of several locals. So glad we stopped. My husband had shrimp special and I had tilapia special. Amazing flavor and presentation was awesome! Ceviche was also delicious. Their Piña Coladas were best we have had around town. Very nice vibe and lots of locals come here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Klc628
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here on the recommendation of a few locals and were not disappointed. We tried the ceviche for an appetizer, which was very good and came with a spicy chile sauce which gave it a nice little extra kick. For entrees we ordered the ribeye steak and the stuffed tilapia. Both were excellent, although the steak was outstanding. All... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

ITS ON A DARK SIDE STREET, But the resturaunt is nice. our food was not seasoned enough and not served hot. Maybe we just hit it on a bad night. It was recommended by others...

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Halifax, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service! No complaints! The food was prepared quickly and was delicious. It was fresh and authentically Costa Rican! The restaurant and bathrooms were clean and well kept.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We came here on recommendation of several locals. So glad we stopped. My husband had shrimp special and I had tilapia special. Amazing flavor and presentation was awesome! Ceviche was also delicious. Their Piña Coladas were best we have had around town. Very nice vibe and lots of locals come here so you know it's Good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Super fresh and delicious. While we were here they were bringing in fresh produce. Good portions with really cold beer. Could this get any better?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

good service and fair prices in this mid range eatery in la fortuna. The food was better than average and the price was ok. One of the better places in la fortuna.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

The steak tacos were perfectly cooked, seasoned, and delicious. The mushroom chicken was wonderful. The palm heart salad was good. The onions and peppers were soft but not floppy, the vegetables were cooked a bit but still crunchy, everything was perfect. And then we got the tres leches cake. It was to die for. I could not get over how... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Best ceviche in Costa Rica ! Perfect place for seafood lovers. Good service. Very clean . I always judge a restaurant by the cleanliness of the bathrooms. You could eat on the floor. Place is slightly hot and misses fans. It is worth to sweat for a short time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great drinks, great service, excellent food! The steaks (special) came out flaming! It was just a great evening! A few in our group ordered the ceviche and said it was the best ever. The steak was perfectly cooked and the fish was great also! This place is definitely one that I have to go back to.

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You are awesome! Thank you so much for your review about Restaurante Nenes! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I split the tilapia special they had with my mom. It was really good! We were both full and still had food leftover. Their tres leches cake is very good as well. If you have room for dessert I would suggest it.

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Address: Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2479-9192
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, South American, Costa Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 2479-9192

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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