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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
Norco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The food at our resort left us searching for better tasting food. Just up the street from Tabacon is a quaint,open walled building with a tin roof and the most wonderful food and awesome people who run it. The waiter explains the food on their menu completely and is very attentive. He re explained it the next night for some... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place had great prices on even better food. The staff was very welcoming and the one younger guy spoke GREAT English, and explained pretty much the entire menu to us, without us even asking. He knew we were lacking in the Español realm. Portions were HUGE! And there was the cutest little kitty named Linda that patiently waited for... More

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came after leaving sky trek from a full day of adventures and very hungry! We had the ceviche starter which was amazing and fresh. Also had the guacamole with tostones to die for. For main dish steak, bass, shrimp, and fried plantains so delicious. This is a great place to visit for an authentic culinary experience! !! Service is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for great tasting Costa Rican food, I suggest visiting this place. Healthy portions and one of the best steaks I have ever had. Stay away from the touristy places of La Fortuna and take the ten minute drive along the main road around the volcano to this gem.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Words can't describe. We were instantly met with water and cold mint vanilla scented towels. The table side guacamole was worth writing home about, and amazing wine. The meal itself was in a word epic. Topped off with a flambe banana dessert. The atmosphere was perfect, live music and globe lighting, and the staff was extremely helpful and kind. Couldn't... More

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la furtuna
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

On our third night in Costa Rica we found cascajados on trip advisory and decided to try it. It is very close to hotel Tabacon. It was the best food thus far on our trip. The sea bass was unbelievable. Our waiter Uriel took great care of us and spoke good English. He definitely helped with our experience. I asked... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fast, friendly, great food, coffee was excellent, brewed fresh table side, would strongly recommend if near the lakes, hiking or hanging bridges...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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