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La Carreta

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Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
50624463156
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Plano, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The f Fried Shrimp served with fries and a salad was tasty and plentiful. Also, the Chicken Fajita Casado was a winner. Books in many languages available to borrow, smooth service, good value... a winner all around

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1 Thank leighnal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The cafe which is also a lending library is a great setting and has good food. The smoothies and coffee are especially good. The books offer a unique and cool setting to read and just relax. I met the owner when i was there and he is a very nice gentleman. Free Wi-Fi. Good library and good food!

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1 Thank Alexander F
Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This local restaurant is set less than a block from the main square. They feature a combination of Tico and North American fare. Our service was excellent, food very nice. They have a library with each book being numbered, so not sure if they can be checked out or just read on site. Good for kids, as they have plenty... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The family and I stopped here to an afternoon snack. We ordered the chicken quesadilla, chicken nachos and chifrijos. Overall the food was good. The chifrijos were amazing and I highly recommend. We ordered a few Batidos (smoothies). try the papaya in milk. I order these in every restaurant and this place makes the best ones. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank drakave
Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Very friendly and speak english. Food more Cost Rican although also had limited North American Dishes. Ecellent Value

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1 Thank cydriver
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great costa rican food. I would highly recommend this resturant if you love seafood. If you love to read they have a libabry thru the dinning area.

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1 Thank Chris1481
Denver
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped in to take a break from sightseeing. Order the grande ceviche mixta and a couple of glasses of vino tinto. The ceviche was excellent, fresh and full of seafood. The wine was just a regular California large bottle cabernet, but it had good body and was just opened.

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Manassas, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The food is very good. We have had a variety of good there. The black bean soup is very good, as well as the casados. Service can be quite slow at times. They have a lending library, with both adult and children's books, which is neat. A great overall local place!

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Thank Stephen H
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

In addition to the regular casado classics, this place also has some really good soups. And, I have used it on many occasions to find books. They have some great reads that you can check out!

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Thank Matthew M
Atenas, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

sweet place, nice people the decoration was thought about simple and agreable cuisine, no wine, nice deserts, excellent expresso coffee large -and free- library, mostly in English but one can find a few books in Spanish, French and German

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: 50624463156
Description
We are a warm and friendly restaurant with varied special atmosphere for meetings with friends and partners also share with friends . We have a varied menu of typical Costa Rican food , meat and seafood for your enjoyment.

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