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La Ventanita is small family run business out of our home. As people would describe us "A hidden gem, A hole in a wall restaurant" with our new location with spectacular view of the Volcano and lake Arenal. Serving our house special Burrito Extrem and natural fruit smoothies and milkshakes.
$2 - $6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
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Reviewed March 25, 2020

My boyfriend claims he had the best burrito of his life Kelly's Window/La Ventanita! It was sure delicious. I had the Vegan Tico Bowl which also was great. This is a great spot for a lunch. You just order at the window and then sit...down and relax. We honestly regret not haven eaten there again on our trip. Very enjoyable experience at a great price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in here one day for lunch because of all the awesome reviews we saw and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing! We all talked about how sad we were that we didn’t make time to visit them a second time during...our stay in El Castillo. If you’re in the area, you have to eat at this spot!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Tasty food, good portions, delicious fresh drinks, definitely not fast food. Clean toilet for customers, parking limited.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

This is one of the best places we ate in Costa rica (and we were all over the place over 6 weeks) The food is fresh, good flavors and big portions. The prices were great! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

This low-frills restaurant (order at the window, take your seat) served excellent food! I had the best burrito (toasted like a quesadilla) ever! And an excellent mixed fruit (water-based) smoothie (actually, two of them because they were so good! Note: they are not on the...menu, but one of the women behind the counter recommended it as her favorite). Enjoy this place if you can get there!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

You can never really tell if something will live up to the hype and with all the great reviews, I still didn’t go in with high expectations. Four of us went twice this week and it was one of our favorite meal. Everything is scratch...made with fresh ingredients, staff awesome and the worker, Kelly, was really friendly and even gave me a dinner recommendation for our next stop in Guanacaste. You gotta love the dream....he said he visited Costa Rica 22 years ago from the states and never left. Place is about five years old and worth the stop over.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

We came here twice in two days if that tells you anything about how much we liked it. The beef chalupa was outstanding, the burrito was phenomenal, and soft taco was equally as good. The prices can’t be beat. If you’re in the area, you...must come here! They don’t serve alcohol but we grabbed a couple of beers from the store up the road, which made lunch pretty perfect!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 22, 2020

We were in El Castillo for 3 days. We got burritos from La Ventanita maybe 4 or 5 times. We couldn't get enough. I'm vegan and my partner eats everything. We were both blown away by the yumminess every time. Friendly service, chilled atmosphere and...delicious food. What more could you want? A must-try if you're in the area (and worth the detour if you're not.)More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 17, 2020

Words cannot describe. This place has a 5 star burrito, highly recommend. So f**n dank bro, go here, no joke.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020

Really looked nothing as we pulled up but actually nice setting and the food was sublime and served with a real smile. We had lunch here on Christmas Day - very memorable.

Date of visit: December 2019
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March 17, 2019|
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Response from Titoderby | Property representative |
Hello Folk, Just to let you know that we are accepting credit cards now. Visa & Mastercard.
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Nita K | Reviewed this property |
Hi About 10 minutes from the lodge..from Santa Clara about an hour.
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Response from VT_TRAVELER_11 | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the Arenal Lodge to find out for you. The food is delicious, with a low-key atmosphere.
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