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La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | frente de Hotel Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: Benedictus is settle in a volcano slope with a unique view to the valley of La Palma de la Fortuna and Monterrey.The restaurant its a beautiful wood building surrounded by pasture land and primary forest overlooking the valley.The lamb, cattle, pork and chicken we serve are breaded free range in the farm and we bring the vegetables from Tapezco a little town two hours away from Fortuna, where Mr. Juan Jose Paniagua, a Pioner in the organic agriculture in Costa Rica, produce the best organic vegetables. We are 800 metros away of the main road that link La Fortuna with the Arenal Lake. The gate its just in Front of the Volcano Lodge Hotel.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit but you will need a 4x4 to get up there - almost a mile up a very bumpy track that is pitch black at night. Incredible location with superb balcony and views. Very attentive service and good food. The steak was soooo tasty. We shared a couple of brownies with each other and decided they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The high price of meat bad we wait for the waiter lot of time and for nothing. When we ask for madiom we have got wel dun.

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De Pere, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One of the most amazing dining experiences in a beautiful converted home. The staff went above and beyond to meet all expectations.

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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I did not eat at the steak house -- I would have liked to, but we chose to go into La Fortuna instead. I did jog up to the restaurant, from our Hotel -- Arenal Springs Resort -- and it is a beautiful little place that has good reviews.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I called to make a Friday night reservation and they said they could not accommodate us till 8:30 because they had a big party.When we pressed them for an earlier time, they agreed. Upon arrival, there was just one other couple dining. No sign of any people. Peculiar. The steak was okay and the size more than... More 

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San Francisco, California
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We came for dinner on Christmas and enjoyed the best meal in Costa Rica. Our server, Oscar, was amazingly friendly and attentive - the whole family adored him! The food was very good - and a good steak is hard to come by in Costa Rica. The steak was melt-in-your-mouth and everything was organic, well-priced and delicious. They grow a... More 

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memphis, tn
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food was good but the service was very slow. After you get through the gate on the street, it's a steep climb up to the restaurant so a car is a must. The view is beautiful though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We LOVED Benedictus! It is famous for its steaks, although I had lamb and it was equally as good as the steaks ordered by the rest of our family. Very small - only 6 tables inside so make sure you make a reservation. There are a few tables outside if the weather is good. As others have stated, it's a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The steak was cooked to perfection. The vista from the patio was spectacular and beautiful. The service was very friendly and amazing. We had walked to the restaurant from Volcano Lodge and it had started to rain when we were about to leave... the proprietor offered us coffee on the house while we waited and then gave us a ride... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Reading reviews from Trip Advisor, we headed up for an early dinner just in time to see the sunset. It was a rainy day so the 0.5 km road from the highway was muddy. It's essentially oneway uphill made me glad to have bought insurance on my 4x4 Pathfinder rental. The restaurant looked like an updated cabin with 2 story... More 

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Address: La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | frente de Hotel Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 1912
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: International

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