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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, Dessert, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Setting - Romantic

The steakhouse is small and feels intimate. It commands a beautiful view over the valley and is worth the drive up the mountain. Fantastic atmosphere and attentive service. Our meal (a free-range meat sampler) was mixed - chicken was fantastic but steak was a bit tough. The veggies were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The steakhouse is small and feels intimate. It commands a beautiful view over the valley and is worth the drive up the mountain. Fantastic atmosphere and attentive service. Our meal (a free-range meat sampler) was mixed - chicken was fantastic but steak was a bit tough. The veggies were surprisingly good and the limonadas were amazing. Just can't beat the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We loved the location of the restaurant, perched on the hill overlooking the valley. Everything is organic, a lot grown on site and all our meals (steak, chicken and lamb) tasted wonderful. We had good size portions, more than enough to fill up a hungry teenager. The staff was friendly and attentive but we didn't feel rushed. The experience was... More 

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Brownsburg, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent Service and food. Everything is organic and tasted fantastic.We had steak and chicken and it was grilled to perfection. We went at night, but the view should be outstanding during the day as it sits at a higher elevation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner, expecting something great because the restaurant looks so beautiful from the outside. Once seated, they took about 10 minutes just to ask for our drink orders. The "stroganoff" didnt even have mushrooms in it. Paid about $120 for two mains and 2 beverages. Not worth it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The staff were really friendly and invited us back for complimentary drinks the following day. The location is gorgeous, with a wonderful view of La Fortuna below. We dropped $80 USD and walked away hungry, with half my steak left on the plate as gristle. We will not be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We had our two sons asleep in the car ( they already ate), but we had not had dinner, so we adventured to a not so well lit entrance, went through the gravel road and arrived 800 mts to a Small wooden structure. Excellent service from the start, they helped us accomodate our two fast asleep, right next to our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As we were driving to our hotel on our first day in Costa Rica, I reminded my fiancé of the awful restaurant on the hop of the mountain we had gone to on our previous visit. Imagine my surprise when only hours later, we found ourselves again in a cab going up a crazy mountain to Benedictus. Had I remembered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our family of 4 (two teens) had dinner here our last night in Arenal, and it was a highlight of our 10 days in Costa Rica. We weren't able to take advantage of a view since it was dark and raining, but the location is such that on a clear day it must be magnificent. There were only 4-5 tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We just had a deliciously long lazy lunch. The food and service were excellent. The location is beyond gorgeous. We enjoyed picking fresh pineapple and drinking local medicinal tea. Thank you Oscar and the rest of the staff for an unforgetably peaceful afternoon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Absolutely beautiful view from the restaurant! The food is all organic and almost all of it is from their personal farm. The restaurant is set up fairly high on the hill so taking a car is most certainly necessary. The owner and staff were extremely friendly and more than willing to discuss the farm's history with us. They even invited... More 

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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
Phone Number: +506 2479 1912
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: International

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, 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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