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Benedictus Steak House

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La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
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12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o...
Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o 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
Romantic and Amazing Food

My husband proposed to me at Benedictus. The restaurant is in someone's home so you get that family feel like you are home away from home. Fresh and healthy food and authentic taste. I hope to go back there to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Staff was extremely friends. Perfect place for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Eryn C
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband proposed to me at Benedictus. The restaurant is in someone's home so you get that family feel like you are home away from home. Fresh and healthy food and authentic taste. I hope to go back there to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Staff was extremely friends. Perfect place for a romantic date or a place where you... More 

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Thank Eryn C
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What an amazing experience we had here. We weren't able to find many great places to eat beef but this place raises their own cattle. The food was excellent and service also. We spent a romantic evening here and we were not disappointed. Will be returning and highly recommend

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Thank worldtravellercc9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a reservation here strictly off Trip Advisor rating. The view was incredible. The restaurant sits on the top of a mountain looking over the valley. Our food and service were great. A couple of us had steak and others had their signature hamburger. Each of us raved about the meal. I highly recommend.

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Thank Mike D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day of hiking and four hearty appetites, we decided to grab a steak. Little did we know this would be one the highlights of our trip.. I wish I remembered our servers name because he was great! The weather was perfect, the views were spectacular (we dined out on the terrace). We all got the ribeye and it... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Arenal Springs Resort across the street and Benedictus sent a shuttle to pick us up. It was a steep ride up a dirt road (You could walk if you have considerable stamina.) with the beautiful rustic restaurant at the top. One wall is all glass surrounded by a terrace with a panaromic view of the surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good and worth the drive. Organic farm to table restaurant. Don't believe what people say about being a scary drive, It wasn't even close.

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Thank Judy S
Austin, TX
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying less than a 1/4 mile away so we decided to visit. First...it is a rough road up a steep incline. You need a decent car or a 4wheeler to get up the hill. I had to switch to low on the 4 wheeler we rented. Only two other diners were there when we got seated at 6:30.... More 

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Thank brienoc
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is called a steak house I do not eat red meat and the menu was extensive- restaurant is on an organic farm and is actually in the owners house- the menu is entirely organic, fresh vegetables, meats and chicken,homemade pasta and homemade desserts- it sits on a hill and the view was fantastic- a great experience- foodies should... More 

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Thank marlotowers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long drive up a steep hill through the restaurant's own pastures and grass fed beef to a lovely, wooden dining room with no frills and excellent organic food in a quiet, uncrowded, rustic but sparsely elegant, and high-ceiling dining space.

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Thank MDOtterhill
Glendale, Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And my hubby LOVED his filet. The service is on Tico time, but that only adds to the charm of this lovely little place on top of the mountain. If you're in a hurry, try a Soda, but if you're looking for an experience, come here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos, 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: Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o 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
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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