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Benedictus Steak House

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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This steak house is literally a house located at the top of a long hill off the main road. The view is amazing and the restaurant is quaint, romantic, and welcoming. Just about everything is organic and the cows an chickens are raised right on the property. It is a great place for couples to have a romantic dinner. I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you want a relaxed evening with excellent food and wine, this is it. This lovely restaurant was across the street from the Volcano Lodge,but we wouldn't recommend walking up the drive! It's quite the challenge! But so worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ok first off you are in Costa Rica not San Francisco. What not many of the other reviews are saying is that this restaurant is about a mile drive up a very very bumpy road. You almost feel like you are going to the wrong place . Then there you arrive at a large dark farmhouse. We would have preferred... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Back in April, my boyfriend and I vacationed in Costa Rica. This restaurant was, BY FAR, our best dining experience in Costa Rica, and it was also the most beautiful restaurant we visited! Our dinners were amazing, and the service was exceptional--so much so that we returned for lunch the next day. I had a delicious avocado salad--the best I've... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A sort drive to an off the beaten track organic farm. Amazing bread, hot chocolate and spring water. Tilapia and lamb were delicious. Great unexpected find with reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate here based on a friend's review back home. We were shocked when we turned into the restaurant entrance and said to ourselves, this better be good. Once we got into the restaurant we sat near the door leading to the outside so there was a nice breeze. We asked the waiter for some suggestions and one of the... More

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Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was a little scary riding up a gravel rode in the dark and arriving with no one else there. However, the service was spectacular and the food outstanding (great steaks). It was worth the trip. We went as a family, but it would make a nice romantic dinner.

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Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The service was very slow here. the steak wasn't very good. I ordered a fillet and was given sirloin. A steak place should get the cut of beef right. a man was there who looked to be the manager or owner. He gave a lot of attention to one table and went around to other tables asking about the meal... More

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Anaheim, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We came to Benedictus based on all of the raving TA reviews. To say we were disappointed was an understatement. We ordered the ceviche to start, which was OK. Not fantastic, but not horrible. Certainly not what you would expect at a steakhouse (we had way better at the little hole in the walls in La Fortuna). Next was the... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Unique dining experience, food and atmosphere are excellent! Amazing views from the wrap around deck.

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