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Altamira Restaurant

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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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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
Nice hotel restaurant

During our stay at Nayara Springs, we ate here twice for quick lunches on the way to other activities or before we left on our way to the Arenal airport. In particular, the tortilla soup was so good, we had it again on our second visit. The other offerings were quite good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
David116116
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Houston, Texas
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

During our stay at Nayara Springs, we ate here twice for quick lunches on the way to other activities or before we left on our way to the Arenal airport. In particular, the tortilla soup was so good, we had it again on our second visit. The other offerings were quite good as well.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The breakfast buffet was the best we've ever had! We had dinner two nights both were buffet and both were excellent! Can't wait to go back!

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We are from NYC and don't expect much eating anywhere else, particularly hotel restaurants, but Altamira really exceeded our expectations! It's probably because the staff was so terrific. We ate at Altamira for various meals during our five day stay at the Nayara, and the staff made us feel like really special family members, remembering where we like to sit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The only thing we liked was the barbecue night. The rest of our breakfasts, lunches and dinner were pretty mediocre, if not inedible.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Large selection and great special cook out nights. Best Chicken Tortilla Soup ever and delicious fish options. Amazing service.

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Washington, dc
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the main restaurant at Nayara and the breakfast each morning is excellent. Likewise, the dinner experiences are equally as satisfying, with live music nightly.

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Walnut Creek
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here after a very long drive. The food was fine and the service good. We shared a very good hearts of palm salad and I has a casados("typical" lunch plate) with grilled steak. I have eaten a number of these. This one was a bit more refined than in some of their local restaurants,... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

WE did not feel this restaurant matched the quality of the hotel. Also, ordering vegan was difficult which I would not expect in a five star restaurant.

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ny, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

How could such a simple and inexpensive dish be so good? I am a chef by trade. I am a CIA Graduate and grew up above a restaurant. So I am pretty picky. The chicken and rice is worth stoping for. I am sure all the food is good here and I took half the dish home since it was... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I already touched on Altamira in my review of Nayara as a whole, but here I will break it down more. Breakfast: -My husband and I ate here three times for breakfast during our stay. It's true that generally a buffet breakfast is not going to be the same quality as a comparable full service sit-down breakfast, and this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Costa Rican

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