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800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
24799674
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Norco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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

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