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“Wonderful food in a great setting.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Carreta

La Carreta
Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Atenas next to the parking lots of the courts, Atenas, Costa Rica
2446-31-56
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Ranked #14 of 31 Restaurants in Atenas
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a great setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This was the first restaurant we visited in Costa Rica, and it set the stage for our visit. Our Spanish wasn't very good, and the woman taking our order was very patient and had a great sense of humor. The setting is super for watching Atenas life going on around you. Be cautious in what you order if your Spanish is limited or else you may end up with a lot of great food like I did. You'll want to eat it all.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Destin, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant in view of the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Being new to the area we found La Carreta to be a wonderful experience. The vine covered sitting area was clean and the server more then friendly. Our three meals were served promptly and the food was delicious. The bathrooms are clean. Great place for watching the festival activities in the park.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice local restaurant on the park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

La Carreta is a good typical Costa Rican restaurant right on the park in central Atenas. The vine-covered veranda is lovely for sitting outdoors in the shade with cool breezes, and being able to watch life go by in Atenas. We're a little country town, so it's pretty provincial.
The coffee is fabulous in the afternoon with one of their pastries.
The gallo pinto for breakfast is great!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The service is friendly and their food is very good. Central location makes it easy to visit and take in the local activities in the central park.

Visited August 2012
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Aguacate, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Tipical Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

For typical Costa Rican food, this is one of my top choice. Good location right off the central park (good people watching location), many excellent choices on the menu and the prices are reasonable.

Visited July 2012
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