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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
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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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The view from this restaurant is awesome. Getting there, not so much as the road is more like a donkey cart road. But once there, the food and the view are well worth it. All organic and varied menu.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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180 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

After missing the sign for this place and then almost turning back once we were half way up the mountain I'm glad we didn't because this is really a special find and a must visit. It's definitely on the pricey side but totally worth it especially for a special occasion. First of all the view is amazing. Secondly the food... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I were absolutely shocked at the level of overall quality and service that the Benedictus Steak House presented. We were amazed that the majority of the foods offered were organically grown and raised right there on the lands! It was amazing being so close to the vibration of the volcano while eating our romantic dinner. One of... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We read all of the great reviews and this is what sent us to this restaurant. We were staying at The Volcano Lodge and Springs which was so close to the Benedictus Steak House. To be perfectly honest, every great restaurant can have a bad day and we hit the bad day! We were the only guests in the restaurant... More 

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Key Largo, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was an adventure to get to and a little hard to find but well worth the climb up the one way track to the top of the hill!! Food was some of the best we had during our trip and all organic. Great service and cozy atmosphere made for a very nice night out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Decided to eat here after reading good reviews. Just as people stated the restaurant has amazing food! I got fish and the BF got steak we loved both dishes. The house that the restaurant is located in is really cute!! and it has a great view. Only got to see the night view which was cool! and I bet it... More 

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El Castillo, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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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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