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Cascajo's del Arenal

800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The ceviche is one of the best. Prepared from corvina and made with the mandarin lemon (a kind of lime that is common in Costa Rica) plus the aroma of the cilantro, and the tanginess of the onion give it a smooth flavor that is difficult to find elsewhere. Ceviches can be too acidic, but this one is just well... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our car broke down right in front of this restaurant and the owner and a waiter could not have been nicer and helped us tremendously. The waiter spoke wonderful English and was able to help navigating the car rental people. We had a great dish of guacamole, chips and beer . The food looked fresh and smelled very good, we... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spectacular steaks, fun and friendly waiter, and an owner who made us punch his forearm and belly (both hard as a rock). This place was great. These were some of the best steaks I've ever had. Its a bit more than you generally pay for a meal in Costa Rica (the steaks are $20) - but are the equivalent of... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We chose this restaurant after reading the reviews. It is an covered, open air restaurant and they specialize in steaks. My husband and I shared two different versions of the specialty. Delicious! It is located near Tabacacon and Baldi. Definitely check it out! Free wi-fi and volcano views.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Best food we have in Arenal. Hilarious waiter - quick service, an all around awesome experience. It doesn't look distinguished, but it most certainly is.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Must eat here! This place is worth the short drive from La Fortuna. You're nestled in a remote area with a pristine view of the volcano. The ceviche was fresh, the guacamole was whipped and the meats were perfectly moist and seasoned!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Of all the places we ate in Costa Rica, this little gem was our absolute favorite. If you are visiting Arenal or La Fortuna, you MUST take the time to eat here. I promise you want be disappointed. It also has free Wifi so you can FaceTime friends in and let them see the volcano.

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Windham, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Eating at the hotels is not your best value, so we were traveling outside to surrounding restaurants for dinner. This was the second time we had eaten in the Arenal area, after having traveled to La fortuna. The closer to the hotels, the higher the price. The food, atmosphere, and service were great, but we got shafted on the way... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The food here is great! I recommend that you try the dish "Lava 68 Steak" it is simply awesome. I'll come again for sure! You will see the volcano in front of the restaurant!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I enjoyed this restaurant more than any other one we tried in Costa Rica. We also were staying at the Tabacon Resort, but chose not to walk because it was dark and there is no sidewalk. However, a cab was only about 5 bucks. Even with cab fare to and from, the cost was less than dinner at the hotel.... More

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