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Benedictus Steak House

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
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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El Castillo, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The location is beautiful, the staff are friendly and helpful, and our steak and lamb came perfectly cooked and in generous portions. I highly recommend it.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm sorry to say but it's been several years since we ate there and I promised to write a review. Here it is. My son still talks about it being one of the best steaks he had eaten. It was a beautiful evening when we ate there and we were treated like family. We will visit again when we return... More

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CLEARWATER
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went horseback riding earlier in the day and the tour stopped here for fresh homemade tortillas and fresh homemade cheese, so we decided to go back for dinner. The staff was very welcoming and made room in an almost full restaurant for our party of five. Everything was delicious, from the bread to the lamb to the ribeye and... More

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had read about this place on TA. Honestly, our plans changed and we ended up eating a late Lunch here instead of Dinner. I am so glad because it gets soo Dark in Costa Rica - and you would miss the view! The road getting here is a little "sketchy & backwoods"...but, oh is it worth it! The view... More

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Porto, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After one week In Costa Rica we had our best dinning experience at Benedictus restaurant at Arenal, La Fortuna. The first dinner we had a wonderful fish soup. The food and the service were so good that we returned a second night to try the delicious meat, churrasco and Rib eye.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After having taken the horseback riding tour on the farm where this restaurant was located we decided we had to come back to the restaurant for dinner. The long bumpy road up to the restaurant was no surprise as we had been in the area on horseback earlier in the day. The organic grass fed meats were top quality and... More

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Organic restaurant. Delicious. Grow everything on their ranch. Steak was delicious. Home made bread superb. You will enjoy the meal

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A must go. Getting up there is a little dicey without a 4-wheel drive car, but worth it when you get there. Organic as organic can get!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is up a bumpy mountain across from volcano lodge, but is perfectly safe provided your taxi is trustworthy. The food is raised on its own farm\ organic food and wine. Restaurant is like a log cabin at the top of mountain with amazing views / you can see the springs resort all lit up from the restaurant. very classy... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This steak house is literally a house located at the top of a long hill off the main road. The view is amazing and the restaurant is quaint, romantic, and welcoming. Just about everything is organic and the cows an chickens are raised right on the property. It is a great place for couples to have a romantic dinner. I... More

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