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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 2013
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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Northern New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to go to this restaurant based on the reviews. It was a short distance from our hotel, but took a taxi because it is a long bumpy road up to the restaurant and it was totally dark. I'm sure the view is spectacular but we couldn't see much since we had a late dinner. They do recommend reservations... More

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place, with delicious food. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our substitutions and special requests. Best time to go is around 5:30 for sunset. Don't expect this to be a Quick visit. They definitely operate on "Costa Rica time". But well worth the wait.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Drive about 1km up the side of the hill to a delightful, oasis of tranquility. Good food and excellent service at a venue atypical for the area. We went for dinner, but it may be worth going for lunch as the views should be excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We had amazing steak dinner at Benedictus. It was a short taxi ride from our hotel, but recommended at night because it's a fair distance in the dark. Beautiful setting and only wish that we could have also seen it during the day. Imagine the views are great. I had the Benedictus steak and brownie for pudding. Excellent!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

During our 4 day stay in arenal we came across Benedictus. We thought we would walk there as we were staying at hotel kokoro. When we got to the bottom of the hill and saw a long walk up hill we almost turned back but we stuck at it and it was the best decision we made food wise in... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had read some reviews and decided to eat here.It did not disappoint.Great steak my wife had sea bass it was also great.Good wine list,charming old house with awesome views.A little hard to find but worth looking for.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Volcano lodge across the street from Benedictus. We had just hiked for 8 hours and returned to the hotel only to decide we didn't want to eat at the hotel. We decided to walk and find somewhere to eat. We found the sign for Benedictus but were a bit confused as we began... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate here during our vacation to arenal. It is an all organic restaurant, and they raise the cattle used for their steaks themselves. They are literally outside the restaurant, grazing. Brings a whole new meaning to farm-to-table dining. The meal itself was fantastic. Meat was tender and marinated perfectly. They also make their own bread in-house,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We heard that Benedictus Organics was one of the best places to enjoy a meal in Costa Rica. Well they were right. It is very quaint with an incredible view!!! I suggest arriving there before dusk so that you can enjoy the view. The food is all organic and everything is grown and raised on the grounds. My husband ordered... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Loved the fact they used organic vegatables and free range meats. The view was stunning over looking the mountainside. You almost felt like you were having dinner in someone's home. Very warm and cozy. The drive up to the restaurant is an adventure in itself...hard to believe there is a place to eat bak this long dark raod. Generous portion... More

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