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Cascajo's del Arenal

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800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
24799674
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Very friendly people. Good choice of typical food- we had a nice...
Very friendly people. Good choice of typical food- we had a nice fish. Quite place. You sit outside under a wooden roof.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 164
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  • 37
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Like dining with family

My experience at Cascajo's del Arenal was like dining with my family. My husband and I arrived on Thursday, April 9, 2015. We were warmly greeted by Uriel Rojas Perez who made us feel very welcome. He spoke to us in English as neither my husband or I speak Spanish. The owner was at an another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Carinkuz
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My experience at Cascajo's del Arenal was like dining with my family. My husband and I arrived on Thursday, April 9, 2015. We were warmly greeted by Uriel Rojas Perez who made us feel very welcome. He spoke to us in English as neither my husband or I speak Spanish. The owner was at an another table with his brother... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I just had the best meal of our trip. The food was simply delicious. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with directions too. 100% recommend this place, my only regret is not finding this restaurant earlier in my stay.

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Cumming, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had incredible lunch at Cascajo's del Arenal today! I would highly recommend the ceviche.....everything we had was fresh and delectable! The rice and garlic chicken & the steak and rice plates my children had were delicious. The grilled chicken salad my husband and I had was so fresh - every veggie tasted like it had just been picked from... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We ate lunch here yesterday. The chicken was huge, 2 pieces of chicken white sauce with mushrooms and a salad on the side. My husband had the Arenal sandwich it was delicious. So good we came here for dinner now. I ordered a hamburger, my husband ordered observatory rice, with chicken, meat and pork. It was great. Highly recommend this... More 

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Madison, WI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to eat at this restaurant because of the great reviews...they did not disappoint. It is a bit out of the way but was a perfect stop for our evening at Tabacon hot springs. Our waiter was fantastic and funny and the kitty was nice too. :-) We had the garlic chicken and garlic sea bass. Both were amazing!... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant is perched above the road on the left as you travel from the dam at Arenal Lake to La Fortuna. We decided to eat there on our last day and are glad we did. It was our favorite meal in the Arenal area.....great menu selection, tasty, fresh-tasting dishes, perfectly seasoned, and a very friendly staff. Definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had such a wonderful evening! Oriel served us the BEST margaritas we had the whole trip! Also the food was out of this world! We had the guacamole, ceviche, garlic shrimp, lomo a la criolla (beef tenderlion) and everything was wonderful! This is must if you are in the Arenal area or La Fortuna!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Don't be fooled by the nondescript sign, at this restaurant you will get five star food and personable service. Go see "Bedrock", the owner and ask about his nickname.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went here after reading so many positive reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Fifty dollars for enormous portions of ceviche, steak, sea bass and salad, plus beers. We even did shots with one of the owners. Uriel was a superb waiter who turned on Kenny Rogers music for us. Highly recommended.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We read the great reviews and along with a recommendation from our hotel we decided to give it a try. When we arrived, there was not a sole in the place but we sat down anyway. My wife and I shared the guacamole and ceviche then shared a steak dinner. The portions are huge so this was plenty. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Phone Number: 24799674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Very friendly people. Good choice of typical food- we had a nice fish. Quite place. You sit outside under a wooden roof.

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