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The Flying Tomato A Vegetarian Experience

200 meters north of the Banco Popular, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
506-2479-9913
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Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

When we walked up to the restaurant there was a couple already dining at this one table establishment. The owner was happily chatting with a man about fishing. As someone who respects all life, this was a bit of a downer/unexpected at a vegetarian restaurant. A second table was pulled out of a shamble of stuff, chairs were rounded up... More

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Moses Lake, WA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

First of all it took us so long to find the place that we didn't have time to eat there. But when we did arrive, there was no welcome and nobody anxious to serve us. Someone finally came out but the place hardly looked like a restaurant. We ended up not eating there for more than one reason.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My gf and I visited a day or two after New Years. We are no strangers to vegetarian, vegan or raw food and she wanted to find this place as it was the only "listed" restaurant of the type we could find in La Fortuna. We were staying very close in a good hotel, so we decided to wander down... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

the hamburgers were awesome. but you must try the pizza.. we stayed and slept in la fortuna for about 5 days. and is it all types of other restaurants. this guy beats everybody's prices for vegetarian food. as a matter of fact I think he's the only budgetary restaurant in that town. you must go try it.

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I still can't believe that the 2013 edition of Lonely Planet's Costa Rica Travel Guide recommends "The Flying Tomato". According to Lonely Planet, this Restaurant is a good option for vegetarians and offers a variety of good meals. When we arrived there, we couldn't believe our eyes. This "restaurant" is nothing more than a terrace with a greasy plastic table.... More

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Not a typical restaurant - more like eating in someone's front room. After so many hotel restaurants this was a refreshing change. Nice too to be able to choose anything from the menu - not many veggie options in other places. Enjoyed chatting with the owner over a beer. Good food. Great place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I went there with 2 of my friends one night, because one of them is a vegetarian. The restaurant is not on the main strip so it was kinda hard to find. We were there on a week night and it was dead, as in, there were no customers. Anyways, the owner saw us and he turned on the lights.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We drove around in circles trying to find the Tomato and gave up. The next day we tried again and finally found it. The food was nothing special and the owner, an expat American, seems disinterested in running a restaurant. When we told him about our quest to find his place he said the signs are confusing and will have... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Gonna have to admit it was late and I did not eat here. Stumbled on this place and dropped in. Had a little healthy beverage, hung in the cool atmosphere and chatted it up with the owner. This is worth hunting down and I added a map to make it easier for the folks that want a slice of something... More

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barry s, Owner at The Flying Tomato A Vegetarian Experience, responded to this review

hey downtown Steve, thanks for hanging out and taking pictures. I am a Hippie a heart. Veg on man. More

Middleton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Over all the food was excelent. We were staying at the hotel there called Los Tres Gatos, which included all are meals. That can be risky sometimes, but at this place it was very good. The cooking was all done to order. Not a fast food place, but that did not matter as we had time on our side as... More

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