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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vaca Muca Restaurante, Bar & Lounge

Vaca Muca Restaurante, Bar & Lounge
2 km al Oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, rumbo al Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
24-79-91-86
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican, Continental, International
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Was there tonight with my friend.
Really enjoyed the food.. so tasteful.
The service is excellent and the ambiance is nice.

Overall I would recommand this place to everyone.

    • 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
  • Spanish first
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place to eat in La Fortuna.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was, probably, the best food in La Fortuna. This restaurant serves local as well as some fusion food. The wines are very good. When you are there, order the whole fried fish, and ask to take bones out. So fish will come as a whole piece, but without bones. Amazing. Restaurant wines are good and not too expensive, unlike the Tabacon restaurants. Also you can bring your own wine. There were no cork fee.

Next time, when I will be in La Fortuna area, I will go to eat in Vaca Muca for sure. Great place with very friendly stuff.

I look forward to go back. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So good!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

A nice find in the toursity area. All items on the menu sounded great. The wait staff was extremely helpful. Ambiance was nice and simple. Our table - great. All dishes are small but there's enough to share amongst two people. The desserts are to die for.

Visited August 2012
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Pismo Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Butterfly Garden next door”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We didn't actually eat at Vaca Muca. However, we explored the butterfly garden next to it, which appears to be run by the owner of the Vaca Muca. I was impressed with the number of butterflies in this roadside exhibit.

Visited August 2012
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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“Yummm yummm all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Vaca Muca food is yummy, I'm a San Francisco foodie and this place hit the spot for my friends and I. A fusion type of cuisine that balances local flavors with cosmopolitan culture. Owner Alonzo is an excellent host and made the night super fun with his bright smile, special drinks, and had us pick out tunes to make our dancing feet happy. We would have loved to stay longer in Arenal just to kick it at Vaca Muca a couple more nights!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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RestauranteVACAMUCA, General Manager at Vaca Muca Restaurante, Bar & Lounge, responded to this review, November 16, 2011
Dear Aisha: We appreciate your feedback. At Vaca Muca we strive to deliver personal and professional service and the best of our local dishes and international cuisine. Travelers like you have come a looong way and we can only do our best to help you have a most pleasant vacation, and good memories from your trip to paradise.

At the foot of majestic Arenal Volcano, we cordially invite you and your friends to come back to Costa Rica, and to honor us with your return to Vaca Muca. Starting December the 1st, we will be launching a new menu, simple & varied, yet keeping some of the best stakes, seafood, and typical dishes that we assure you will remain in you palate for quite a time . . .

-Alonzo Ch.
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