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avenida centrale y Calle 3, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
24799360
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Cuisines: Central American
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Steubenville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very nice store with a variety of local items which make great souvenirs and gifts. We loved the wood especially.

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Brigham City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It seemed a no brainer to order Hawiian Pizza if I was doing pizza, good call. The size of my mediumwas a large in the states. It had great crust, sauce, cheese and topping. It also made a great breakfast the next day.

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Norfolk, VA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

On this trip we've had lots of casado, but this was probably the best and great service. In addition to the rice and beans and meat, they also included yummy potatoes and a slice of cheese with the salad (that had lots of cilantro...which I like but the wife hates). No matter, she voted hands down the best casado in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Highly recommended for well made Costa Rican food. The best Arroz con Pollo or Arroz con Camarones I've had in Costa Rica. The ceviche, guacamole, and black bean dip were also very tasty. We had the opportunity to eat here twice. The service was prompt and helpful - the small cajetas de coco after dinner were a nice touch; the... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I ate pasta here last week. I wish that I could remember the name of my dish. This seems to be a popular handout spot. The taxi drivers recommend this place to tourists. The waiter was nice. Average restaurant.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Our hotel recommended this one after we asked about Don Rufino's (which he said was good but expensive). This was such a good alternative. Over the course of two meals we had the shrimp w/ rice (best I had during our trip), pizza, salad, casado and ceviche. My fiance ate ceviche everywhere we went and this was among the best.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

When we first came upon the restaurant it did not look like anything special. Much to our surprise, it was actually a very nice restaurant. The service was excellent, the waiter was super nice and helpful, and the food was great for the prices. There were plenty of options to choose from (not just comida tipica), I got a steak... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We asked a shop keeper where we should have lunch and he recommended El Jardin. There was no one in the place and we got confused over the menu and were with tired and finicky kids, so the first visit we just ordered sangria and frescas. The sangria was excellent, and the waitress confirmed they did serve calamari, though we... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Ate here twice! Seabass ceviche was so good! First time I had a fish traditional plate and Scotty had the steak traditional plate. Both very good! Had around 4 drinks each appetizer and traditional plate and our bill was around $60 pretty awesome! Second time we had the chips with salsa and guacamole plantain chips were on the dry side.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

I cook for a living in nyc. This was much better than average CR food. Its welcoming to tourists but not "for" tourists. Beef was leaner than American beef but well cooked to temp. we were the only non cr in evidence @ 8 on a Friday. very happy.

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Additional Information about El jardin

Address: avenida centrale y Calle 3, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 24799360
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: Central American

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