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Benedictus Steak House

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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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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 73
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Friendly Staff and Nice View

We happened upon this place by chance and it's up a steep hill and located on what seems to be a farm. The dinning area is very upscale and nice with high cathedral ceilings and a nice balcony with seats/tables outside. I can't remember exactly what I had here but I do remember that it was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
timothy r
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Niagara Falls, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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Niagara Falls, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this place by chance and it's up a steep hill and located on what seems to be a farm. The dinning area is very upscale and nice with high cathedral ceilings and a nice balcony with seats/tables outside. I can't remember exactly what I had here but I do remember that it was very good. The waiter... More 

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Florence, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband went here on our first night in Arenal. The hotel made us a reservation and just like other reviews have said they sounded like they can only take us at a particular time and when we got there we were the only ones in the restaurant. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Very rustic in feel. We... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful experience sitting on the outside deck for a 5:00 PM dinner, watching all the lights in the valley twinkle on. Bring a warm sweater and enjoy really excellent fresh food and great service

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Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Keep on driving and you will find a charming little restaurant at the end of the narrow gravel road. We had great steaks and Ice Volcano for dessert!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We saw the sign for the restaurant across the street from our hotel and decided to check it out. You have to drive up a narrow, winding country road to get to the restaurant. We almost turned around but decided to see what was at the other end of this road. When we got there we found a charming converted... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Four years ago, a chef named Benedictus, approached the owner of this farm and proposed turning the farmhouse into a restaurant. The farmhouse is beautiful. It is homey and not pretentious. Our waiter, Oscar, told us a little bit about the history of the restaurant and this was very interesting. Getting there is a bit tricky in that there is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a waste of time and money compared to other restaurants around! We thought we would have a lovely romantic meal at Benedictus and being that it was more pricey than some, we presumed the food and service must be fantastic - how wrong we were! The service was painfully slow and overly pretentious. Also, we didn't get the complimentary... More 

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Woodstock, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Not million dollar food. As an organic restaurant, we thought the meat would be very tasty and cooked to perfection. Unfortunately, the filet mignon was a bit grizzly, and the lamb chewy. The vegetarian burger fell apart easily and it looked like processed cheese on top. The service was very slow and not very attentive. Go for the view, perhaps... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our last night was spent at Benedictus. We were surprised to find the driveway to the restaurant so horrible, but it felt perfectly Costa Rican to have an adventure on your way to dinner. The restaurant is quaint, and the view (we have been told) is incredible. We were there on a rainy, foggy night and so no view to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We thought this place was just across the street from our hotel and so got dressed up as we knew it was a nice place for dinner. It was dark and so luckily I brought a flashlight. What we dd not know was that the restaurant was up the mountain about 3/4 mile -straight up--which is fine but we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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