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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
cantwaitto return!

This is the best place to eat! My son, husband & I discovered itby accidentand I couldn't be happier that we did!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
laly55
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best place to eat! My son, husband & I discovered itby accidentand I couldn't be happier that we did!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Amazing views of Lake Arenal. This was one of the best meals I had in Costa Rica. Staff were very friendly and very accommodating. Food is homecooked.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We headed out from our hotel " Nayar" to try some where else. Wow is all I can say. After the drive up the mountain we were greater by a very friendly staff and sat by the windows to watch the view . What was once a home is now a restaurant with great food and great service. Crowds, nope... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We came here for dinner on our honeymoon. We drove up after it was dark, but it looked like there was quite a view on the way up and from the restaurant deck. Definitely more expensive than other restaurants in La Fortuna, but you're paying for the farm-to-table concept. We each ordered salads and red wine and shared the meat... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a once in a lifetime experience. The moment you turn into the entrance your journey begins. (It is a steep climb for your vehicle.) You'll start by passing a small creek and continue up a steep winding curve. You may pass a few sheep out in the pasture and begin to wonder if there really is a restaurant... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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

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

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

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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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