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“Great Food, Friendly Staff and Nice View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Benedictus Steak House

Benedictus Steak House
La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | frente de Hotel Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: Benedictus is settle in a volcano slope with a unique view to the valley of La Palma de la Fortuna and Monterrey.The restaurant its a beautiful wood building surrounded by pasture land and primary forest overlooking the valley.The lamb, cattle, pork and chicken we serve are breaded free range in the farm and we bring the vegetables from Tapezco a little town two hours away from Fortuna, where Mr. Juan Jose Paniagua, a Pioner in the organic agriculture in Costa Rica, produce the best organic vegetables. We are 800 metros away of the main road that link La Fortuna with the Arenal Lake. The gate its just in Front of the Volcano Lodge Hotel.
Niagara Falls, New York
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“Great Food, Friendly Staff and Nice View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this place by chance and it's up a steep hill and located on what seems to be a farm. The dinning area is very upscale and nice with high cathedral ceilings and a nice balcony with seats/tables outside. I can't remember exactly what I had here but I do remember that it was very good. The waiter shakes your hand on the way in and makes you feel very 'at home'. The view from the dinning room was fantastic. The prices were reasonable and overall it was a very enjoyable experience.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband went here on our first night in Arenal. The hotel made us a reservation and just like other reviews have said they sounded like they can only take us at a particular time and when we got there we were the only ones in the restaurant. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Very rustic in feel. We had a really nice table by the window but unfortunately we couldn't enjoy much of the view because of the weather. The food was good, but looking back on all our meals in Costa Rica, it was not the best, especially for the price. In short, the service was very good, and the food was fair. If you go to Arenal this resturant isn't a must.

Visited February 2015
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“Beautiful view and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful experience sitting on the outside deck for a 5:00 PM dinner, watching all the lights in the valley twinkle on. Bring a warm sweater and enjoy really excellent fresh food and great service

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“Excellent food at the end of the road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Keep on driving and you will find a charming little restaurant at the end of the narrow gravel road. We had great steaks and Ice Volcano for dessert!

  • Visited February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Views and Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We saw the sign for the restaurant across the street from our hotel and decided to check it out. You have to drive up a narrow, winding country road to get to the restaurant. We almost turned around but decided to see what was at the other end of this road. When we got there we found a charming converted farmhouse at the very top of the hill. The staff was very friendly and warmly greeted us.

The restaurant had beautiful views of the country side and surrounding mountains that were easy to see from the high vantage point atop the hill. The ambiance in the restaurant was very warm and nice.

The food was excellent. I started with the house soup with pork and my partner had the hearts of palm salad. Both were very good. My entree was the ribeye steak accompanied by fresh vegetables and potatoes. My partner had a hamburger with fresh cut French fries. Both of our meals were very well prepared and made with very fresh ingredients.

I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice dining experience.

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