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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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
One of the highlights of my trip!!!

I just returned from my holiday and felt the need to share with you the BEST STEAK HOUSE in all of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The food, the ambiance and service from the staff were all top notch! I've travelled all over Costa Rica and I can honestly say that this was the best restaurant that I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
JGaud
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I just returned from my holiday and felt the need to share with you the BEST STEAK HOUSE in all of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The food, the ambiance and service from the staff were all top notch! I've travelled all over Costa Rica and I can honestly say that this was the best restaurant that I have ever dined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW 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 NEW 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I try to eat only organic, so we were very happy to find this place. They raise their own lamb and chicken along with the spices. You never really know if something is organic but here you are able to see it. Service was great as they took special time to make us feel comfortable and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was delicious. Steak was as good or better than Ray's the Steaks in the DC area we traveled from. A couple things to keep in mind about the restaurant: 1. The drive up to the restaurant is a challenge 2. The service is not speedy, so it is not really a place for the kids 3. The was... More 

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our bartender had suggested Benedictus and we're glad he did. It's located off the main road out of town, 800 meters up hill. It's a cute little house turned restaurant. The front of the hotel is all glass with a wonderful view. Our waiter was great and obviously proud of the restaurant and the menu. The food was organic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is a big wooden house turned into a restaurant. The view is breath taking, with ceiling to floor windows and even a telescope on the balcony to use. We had Steak and wine for dinner which was incredible maybe because the food is all organic and grown right there on the property itself! Wait staff was extremely considerate... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had been told that this is a great restaurant with a beautiful view... and I didn't have a car... and taxis and busses don't pass by... So we decided to walk and enjoy the exercise... When we got to the entrance to Benedictus, it was open and a sign said "Benedictus, etc. 800 meters..." So... we will walk 800... 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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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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