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“Decent and cheap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nene's Restaurant

Nene's Restaurant
Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2479-9192
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Cuisines: Steakhouse, Costa Rican, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Morrisville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Decent and cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I ordered the "world renowed" ceviche and fish with seafood sauce. Both dishes were average. The fish was very well cooked. It is better than what I can get in North Carolina.

Visited April 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We ate here for dinner one night. I had a steak and the portion size was very large. The service was good. The location is nothing special - it's in a parking lot, but we did enjoy our dinner here.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not great, overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel when we mentioned we were looking for more of a typical Costa Rican meal. The restaurant has a local feel to it as they didn't seem to be trying cater to a tourist crowd, It lacked any kind of kitschy decor which is a good thing. The menu has plenty of traditional items on it but I felt the quality was just average. I was also surprised at the cost of the meal. My wife had a typical casado meal with beef and I had grilled shrimp. We both split a bottle of water. This meal before tip was $56. The food we ate our hotel was roughly the same price but that included appetizers and alcohol. Definitely not the best value town, at least for tourists.

Visited March 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Hiden Gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were told to go here by our resort staff when we asked where would THEY go. When the cab driver dropped us off, we didn't think much of it. But when the food came out, we were very impressed. Very low key and reasonable prices, but the food was excellent!

Visited March 2013
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London, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Civiche was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The service was so so, the civiche was good, but not stellar, although the best we had while in Costa Rica. Food was average, found the price high for what we got. I realize this goes against some of the reports - but it really was our worst meal in Costa Rica.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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