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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, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Chalet in Costa Rico

Lonely planet gave this a good rating and we were not disappointed. Steaks hamburgers salads wines desserts just delicious. 4 adults and 3 children. Not one complaint. Fun wait staff. We all love organic. It was a nice evening. No view because rainy but very pleasant ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Plummey
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lonely planet gave this a good rating and we were not disappointed. Steaks hamburgers salads wines desserts just delicious. 4 adults and 3 children. Not one complaint. Fun wait staff. We all love organic. It was a nice evening. No view because rainy but very pleasant ambiance.

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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ate here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Sooo good. Everything was fresh in the real sense of the word and the location was beautiful. Definitely make this a stop on your way.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was recommended this place by the concierge at Hotel Kokoro and it was one of the best meals either of us had ever had. It wasn't complex or over the top, it was just perfectly cooked. The setting was magnificent and the staff was great. I 100% recommend this place, and thank you for making my friends birthday so... More 

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Roseville, CA
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10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Small farmhouse style restaurant up the hill off of the main road in Arenal. Steaks were thinner than what were used to in the United States, but it was definitely one of our better meals in Arenal. We came late at night when it was overcast, but the view from the patio is something you shouldn't miss.

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Concord, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Benedictus is a small intimate setting with views to take your breath away. It's organic food is all farmed right there on their own property. So how special is that. The steak I had was absolute perfection with trimmings to match. The staff are professional and highly trained. Our waiter Oscar was very personable and showed us every courtesy. This... More 

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

The Benedictus steak house is a MUST on your Costa Rica trip! EVERYTTHING on the menu is homemade! Everything! The Ceviche is out of this world! The guacamole with a cold beer, does not get better than that. I had the lamb and my husband had the steak and it was outstanding. And the best part, all animals are farmed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This is hands down the BEST la fortuna has to offer. This REAL FOOD prepared with love...served by top notch staff.. and delivers an exquisite experience for your taste buds. The bonus is the incredible Costa Rican back drop. This place is a feast for the senses! Definitely on our list for next years trip:) deeeeelish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I went here for dinner and loved it! It has a great view and amazing ORGANIC food. I normally wouldn't order lamb but the server suggested to me And I really enjoyed it. if you are in the area you should definitely go check it out.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My family and I had a very nice dinner at Benedictus last month, after enjoying a great horse back ride onsite (Don Tobias horseback riding). There are many impressive features of this restaurant, including it's beautiful setting (howler monkeys and toucans can be heard, if not spotted, during your meal), food that comes fresh from the onsite farm and staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

My homemade pasta was cooked aladente, and the fresh red sauce was delicious! My daughter, five, at her entire portion! The chef nicely divided our meal before serving, so my daughter thought she had her own meal! I appreciated this gesture. The wine was tasty and was available by the glass. The bread was yummy along with the oil and... 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: Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?