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Altamira Restaurant

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South American, Costa Rican
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| Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-1600
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Honeymoon Dinner

Be sure to get the Bananas Foster! It was made table side. Other items that were made table side that we had were caesar salad and guacamole. Very fun environment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Clay R
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English first
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to get the Bananas Foster! It was made table side. Other items that were made table side that we had were caesar salad and guacamole. Very fun environment.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ate about 6 meals there during our stay at Nayara Springs. Highly recommend. The service and food are both outstanding. The musicians were so memorable, I looked up and bought their CDs upon returning back to the U.S.

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It should be noted that this restauarant is exclusive to the guests of Nayara Hotel & Nayara Springs. Everything here was delicious - ask Juan Carlos for the Banana Flambe - so wonderful! The complementary breakfast was really great each morning with lots of options.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is where breakfast was every day. It is buffet style and fabulous. I missed my plantains every day after we left.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Chef Jak made a special trip to the coast (at least 3 hours away) on Monday to personally select all the fresh seafood for the grill that night. French press coffee, wonderful service, great, well-price and recommended wine, and the breakfast every morning was phenomenal. Jesse the hostess was extremely personable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Restaurant staff is amazing and the food is great! There is live music during dinner any it is amazing! Terrible terrible front desk service and no flexibility for guests. Didn't get a chance to visit the amenities, but they are supposed to be really nice.

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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We just loved this restaurant! The service is un surpassed, the decor, the food....and live music on top of it all!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were happily surprised at the breakfast buffet. There were always several hot dishes including eggs (cooked different ways each day), bacon, french toast, several more traditional Costa Rican dishes, and a wide variety of breads, pastries, and fresh fruit. We ate breakfast there 5 mornings in a row and never ate the same thing twice. Lunch and dinner were... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We loved eating our breakfast here; lots of variety and fast service. Dinner was the same; good variety and service was good. Sunday night (Latin American Grill Night) in particular was great. The problem is at lunch. There aren't as many options on the Nayara grounds for lunch, and the service tends to be a little too leisurely, especially if... More 

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Medford, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Armondo has done an excellent job of providing you with a "Great staff, Great food, & very nice local entertainment" !! The only issue was it tended to get very warm as it is an open area (no ac)... could use more ceiling fans to solve this...

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Address: | Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2479-1600
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican

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  • Address: | Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, 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) 2479-1600

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  • Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican

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