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Benedictus Steak House

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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 26
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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
Best meal in Costa Rica, La Fortuna

My homemade pasta was cooked aladente, and the fresh red sauce was delicious! My daughter, five, at her entire portion! The chef nicely divided our meal before serving, so my daughter thought she had her own meal! I appreciated this gesture. The wine was tasty and was available by the glass. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
MRJB-1
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

My homemade pasta was cooked aladente, and the fresh red sauce was delicious! My daughter, five, at her entire portion! The chef nicely divided our meal before serving, so my daughter thought she had her own meal! I appreciated this gesture. The wine was tasty and was available by the glass. The bread was yummy along with the oil and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was delicious. Steak was as good or better than Ray's the Steaks in the DC area we traveled from. A couple things to keep in mind about the restaurant: 1. The drive up to the restaurant is a challenge 2. The service is not speedy, so it is not really a place for the kids 3. The was... More 

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our bartender had suggested Benedictus and we're glad he did. It's located off the main road out of town, 800 meters up hill. It's a cute little house turned restaurant. The front of the hotel is all glass with a wonderful view. Our waiter was great and obviously proud of the restaurant and the menu. The food was organic and... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had been told that this is a great restaurant with a beautiful view... and I didn't have a car... and taxis and busses don't pass by... So we decided to walk and enjoy the exercise... When we got to the entrance to Benedictus, it was open and a sign said "Benedictus, etc. 800 meters..." So... we will walk 800... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant can't be beat for service, views and food (if you like organic raised steak, chicken, lamb, and fresh vegetables). The food is grown on the farm and is as tasty as it gets. Our server was very attentive and very kid friendly. We were the only ones there that night, but we came early (around 5 PM), which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this place. We went there right after sunset and experience started with driving up the hill on dark steep road. when we arrived, the restaurant was empty. Together with the fact it looks like Swiss Chalet, overlooks the valley and darkness outside, it gave a bit eerie feeling. Thankfully, few more parties arrive later and... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We arrived just before sunset and Jose showed us the view all the resorts and farms in the area. We sat inside since it had just rained. Jose recommended the Malbec wine, excellent! We all had salads and steak dinners with a shared pineapple/chocolate with ice cream dessert! Delicious!!! Shared stories and experiences with the manager, Angelo and the other... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We happened upon this place by chance and it's up a steep hill and located on what seems to be a farm. The dinning area is very upscale and nice with high cathedral ceilings and a nice balcony with seats/tables outside. I can't remember exactly what I had here but I do remember that it was very good. The waiter... More 

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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Me and my husband went here on our first night in Arenal. The hotel made us a reservation and just like other reviews have said they sounded like they can only take us at a particular time and when we got there we were the only ones in the restaurant. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Very rustic in feel. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a wonderful experience sitting on the outside deck for a 5:00 PM dinner, watching all the lights in the valley twinkle on. Bring a warm sweater and enjoy really excellent fresh food and great service

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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: Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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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