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Benedictus Steak House

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La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | In front of the Hotel Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
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12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley...
Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o 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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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 12
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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
Unexected Diamond in the Rough

We were thoroughly delighted with finding this unusual and charming restaurant. The ambiance was EXACTLY what were were looking for and the food extraordinary! Well worth the drive up the bumpy road!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Nancy S
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were thoroughly delighted with finding this unusual and charming restaurant. The ambiance was EXACTLY what were were looking for and the food extraordinary! Well worth the drive up the bumpy road!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing lunch here with great views, definitely worth coming here. However you need a 4X4 car as the road to the restaurant is a bit wobbly.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I can't recommend this Restaurant enough! It was one of the best meals we've had in our life :) The service was outstanding and the value was incredible. If in Arenal area, this is a MUST.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had dinner last night at Benidictus steak house, a unique hilltop villa turned restaurant in La Fortuna. Excellent service! Despite what I have read in other reviews, the ribeye steak was as good as any I have had in the U.S. Very flavorful and cooked to perfection. Since we were there at night we could not take in what must... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Perched on top of a hill overlooking the valley this is an absolute must do if you are looking for quality steakhouse dining in the la fortuna area. The mouthwatering food compliments the unique setting, and will become one of your most memorable dining experiences in Costa Rica. Essentially the restaurant is the large dining area of a hilltop lodge,... More 

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Conroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great Food, incredible view. They have their own wine that was perfect. Don't be in a hurry, it takes a bit of time. But worth it.

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the restaurant was very difficult to find at night and in the cloud coverage. The restaurant was VERY cool once we found it. The food was typical CR cuisine. If you're a foodie, stay away from steak, it's not the same quality you're used to. the food was very good, the wine was marginal but it's not a 5 star... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The drive up to get to the restaurant is a little scary but once there it is well worth it. The view is amazing, the service is top notch and the food is incredible. This was recommended to us by two other couples we met along the way. So glad we went

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We walked up to the top, which is a great way to burn a million calories before eating...and to arrive in a sweaty mess! But the food was excellent and freshly prepared. Everything is organic and the flavor was obvious! It was very tasty and extremely well made. The service was excellent and the building very quaint!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Hard to get to by foot as it is 800metres from the main road so car or taxi preferable. However it is lovely. The food is divine. It has a great view and is like a swiss chalet in the middle of central America.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | In front of the 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o 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
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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