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Toad Hall Hotel Restaurant

) #8 of 20 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal $$ - $$$ International, ,
Provience of Alajuela, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Bar, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Provience of Alajuela, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped at this small hotel and restaurant on a whim after I spotted what looked like a good view in the dining room as we drove by. We were pleasantly surprised by the great atmosphere, above average food, and friendliness. The property manager was...More

Thank Hunter H
Reviewed May 18, 2017

As other reviews have mentioned, we were drawn to Toad Hall by the signs that littered the drive to Arenal, claiming to have the best fish tacos on the planet. Well, we can't say if that's true or not as they did not have the...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Stopped here on our long drive around Lake Arenal headed to Monte Verde. The food was delicious, and the views were awesome. The staff was friendly. Would definitely visit this spot again.

Thank mollycmarlow
Reviewed May 15, 2017

We stopped here traveling from Liberia to La Fortuna on the first day of a 2 ½ week trip. Place looked nice with great views but that’s all it had going for it. The food was OK, but the server was overwhelmed and had a...More

Thank need4sand
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I loved this place. We decided to stop and check it out on our way back from La Fortuna. The staff was amazing, the chef was so kind and accommodating, he went out of his way to accommodate our 8 year old daughter. I loved...More

Thank christa1968
Reviewed March 29, 2017

A lot of advertising but nowhere near as good as other places. The Lady Bug Cafe & Gallery is far better, as is the Macademia Nut Cafe. I wouldn't waste my time stopping here.More

Thank 44Cheryl2015
Sarah B, Owner at Toad Hall Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2017

Hello Cheryl, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I'm sorry that you apparently had a poor first impression of our lovely restaurant. I would implore you to come back as I'm sure that you will change your mind. Our staff tries to go...More

Reviewed March 27, 2017

This place was awesome. We only had time for lunch, but will definitely be back for a few nights on the next trip.

Thank marcus42us
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

We literally drove halfway around Lake Arenal looking for somewhere to rent kayaks from and FINALLY came across this place. The owner, Doug, was super friendly and accommodating. The staff was great. The lake is even more beautiful from the water. The view from the...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We came for lunch and had some of the best tipico fare we enjoyed in Costa Rica. The tables all look out over Lake Arenal. A great way station along the lake. Not to be missed.

Thank CHEB15
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This place is just awesome. We stopped in for a bite to eat and took a swim while there. The view is amazing and the staff was so friendly. I wish we would have stayed here instead of where we did stay but at least...More

Thank Suzy_Quesie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
International, Bar, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Provience of Alajuela, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
Description
Great Food, Friends, Fun and a Fabulous View. IMPORTANT DETAIL: The hotel and restaurant is under new ownership as of March 2016. We're happy to have a fully remodeled place for you to enjoy! The Heart of the Toad Hall Hotel! If you are looking for a place to sit back and enjoy the Arenal jungle, make sure to take a trip to the Arenal Lake Restaurant & Bar. It's the perfect place to bring the family and friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are looking for unique Arenal Lake restaurant, you've found your spot! We offer you a delightful fusion of Costa Rica and Texas cuisine at affordable prices. As soon as you walk through the door you'll feel like home. The experience is one of a kind!
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