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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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Visitor rating
  • 226
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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, Excellent Service, Spectacular views

This restaurant can't be beat for service, views and food (if you like organic raised steak, chicken, lamb, and fresh vegetables). The food is grown on the farm and is as tasty as it gets. Our server was very attentive and very kid friendly. We were the only ones there that night, but we came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
havefundogood
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New Mexico
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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New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant can't be beat for service, views and food (if you like organic raised steak, chicken, lamb, and fresh vegetables). The food is grown on the farm and is as tasty as it gets. Our server was very attentive and very kid friendly. We were the only ones there that night, but we came early (around 5 PM), which... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this place. We went there right after sunset and experience started with driving up the hill on dark steep road. when we arrived, the restaurant was empty. Together with the fact it looks like Swiss Chalet, overlooks the valley and darkness outside, it gave a bit eerie feeling. Thankfully, few more parties arrive later and... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We arrived just before sunset and Jose showed us the view all the resorts and farms in the area. We sat inside since it had just rained. Jose recommended the Malbec wine, excellent! We all had salads and steak dinners with a shared pineapple/chocolate with ice cream dessert! Delicious!!! Shared stories and experiences with the manager, Angelo and the other... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

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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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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