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Nene's Restaurant

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Calle 5, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9192
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Cresson, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good but the waiter suggested a bottle of very expensive wine without telling us. Most bottles were around $40 so we were surprised to pay $70. Good wine and food but felt we were taken because we were obviously tourists. $180 for two.

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Thank Mary B
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been nice. We offer our special dishes to everyone because are highly recommended, has a lot ingredients, different kind of meat and the presentation is also different, that´s why has another price, we also have good wine that we like to recommend, but of course the... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, decent prices. the steak and shrimp was a special, it was fantastic. Seafood soup was good, great flavor.

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Thank techres
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Husband and I picked this restaurant at the suggestion of front desk staff at our hotel, and our cab driver into La Fortuna. We were SO glad that we went with it. We had the most delicious ceviche that we had during our entire 1 week stay in CR, and the gold star even came from my husband who generally... More 

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Thank fapurdie
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks on your “Fantastic” review. Great to hear of your marvelous impressions of our team, food and atmosphere, it makes us all very proud of what we do and it gives us a boost of energy and drives us on. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards. More 

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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It wasn't terrible, but it's certainly not great. I ordered the Mexican tacos, and they were just OK. It might be worth a second try, but I don't know. It's a small place, and the staff was OK. It's a very average establishment.

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Thank Cali_Doll
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and we really sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. Our atmosphere and our dishes are highly recommended that's reflected in the reviews. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Best regards. More 

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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nene's is a very high-class restaurant compared to others we visited in Costa Rica. The food is excellent, and the prices are reasonable. The service is slow, but is decent. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at Nene's.

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Thank Brad S
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review of our restaurant. Our staffs continually go above and beyond in order to please our valued guests. We appreciate your visit, and we look forward to having you as your client. Best regards. More 

San Angelo, Texas
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish we would have splurged on the daily specials. Our meals were super yummy but the daily special came our on a flaming platter that was super cool to see. I had steak with a mushroom sauce that was excellent. The Ceviche was some of the best we had on our trip. The cocktails were strong. The staff was... More 

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Thank roundthaworld
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, food and drinks. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try every day, to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards. More 

League City, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went based on a recommendation from another traveller and confirmed with a local guide. Excellent cerviche!! Thank heavens we split the surf and turf as the portions were generous. I would return. :)

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Thank pamelawilson2015
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that our quality of food and presentation made your visit pleasant. We work really hard to give a unique experience to our clients, thank again and we look forward serving you in the near future. Best regards More 

Dowelltown, Tennessee
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by nearly everyone we asked "where to eat" and did not disappoint. My wife had the filet mignon and I had ceviche. Both were excellent and well priced.

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Thank tdemilly
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been nice. Our steak and Ceviche are really one´s of the top. We also choose our products really carefully to make our food, one of the reasons we are highly recommended for all our customers. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere and excellent food. I had a chicken breast in mushroom sauce. Delicious. Everyone else in the group had surf and turf. Food came out on a flaming platter, very cool. We had the ceviche earlier in the day for lunch. It was so good, it made us come back the next day for dinner. Service was excellent. The... More 

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Thank Jim T
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been nice. Our special dishes are highly recommended and our Ceviche is really one´s of the top. We also choose our products really carefully to make our food, one of the reasons we are highly recommended for all our customers. We hope to have you back... More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner with steak and seafood, ceviche appetizer was excellent. Service was with 2 waiters, never had to inquire for anything. Warning ; Large delicious meals.

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Thank Fergus6060
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9192

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