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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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  • 3
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Delicious food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Laurie R
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Paramus, New Jersey
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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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Paramus, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Don't get mislead by the outside look of the restaurant. This restaurant has very tasty typical Costa Rican food. We were not in Costa Rica to eat Italian food !!. Prices are very reasonable and the service is wonderful. On a clear day, you can see the beautiful view of the volcano mountain while you are seated. It is located... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The off-season restaurant choices in Arenal are pretty sparse, so we took a chance on this open-air spot just off the main road. At 8:00 that evening, Cascajos was empty, but we're glad we overcame any apprehensions that gave us. Jose (our waiter, the host and, who knows, maybe the chef) was right: the best thing on the menu is... More 

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Norco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This restaurant was so welcoming and wonderful place to eat. The best food in Costa Rica! Our waiter Uriel explained every item on the menu in perfect english. His service was excellent as well. I would highly recommend this to everyone as THE place to dine in the area!!

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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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