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Benedictus Steak House

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Central American, Costa Rican, International, Gluten Free Options
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La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | 7 km west of the town of La Fortuna , in front of the Hotel Volcano Lodge and Springs., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
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12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We visited this restaurant after reading trip advisor and google reviews. Stopped by around noon to make a reservation for that evening. Arrived around 5:30, after looking around the beautiful old farmhouse, we sat out on the deck for amazing views while the sun went down. Had the ceviche appetizer, which was delicious. Fresh baked bread. 3 of us ordered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was our meal the first night we got to Costa Rica. What an incredible location - the view is amazing during the day! We had a fabulous meal and the restaurant setting was so unique and truly memorable! Can definitely recommend to anyone! Just make sure your car can get up the steep driveway to the restaurant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Wow, I searched tripadvisor for a good steakhouse and my God did I find it. Quite, cozy, inexpensive, excellent food, and great experience. It's almost like walking into your family or friends house and having the best steak in your life. I have traveled a lot and the best place I had beef was in Argentina and this place was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Stayed at Nayara, but were unimpressed with on-site restaurants. Highly recommend taking cab to Benedictus ... order the steak and the ceviche.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I came here based on the reviews from trip advisor and lonely planet. I stopped by during the day and made a reservation for dinner that night. The views there are stunning. You will need a car to drive up as it is up hill. It was the best fillet mignon I've ever had, cooked to perfection with a mushroom... More 

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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Loved this place. It was worth the taxis ride. Setting was secluded and away from any road noise. Great atmosphere and food. We went as a family but it would also be great for a romantic meal. Never got to try the chocolate brownies, maybe should have reserved one when we booked!

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Conroe, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The best meal we had while in La Fortuna. Hidden little gem but worth the cab fare. No open for lunch like the website states. We had the combo with lamb, chicken, beef. Totally off the charts. Exactly as stated and no sauces or enhancements necessary. Would recommend and return!

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La Plata, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a great meal here. For an appetizer, my husband had the chicken soup which was amazing. I had the hearts of palm salad which came with a passion fruit dressing and was also very good. I would recommend both. For dinner, I had the pasta with vegetables... excellent. My husband had the rib eye which was cooked perfectly... More 

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Ridgewood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Benedictus Steak House is located in such a remote location that that alone made our visit fun. The steaks were wonderful and so were the lamb chops. Definitely worth the trip if you are visiting this area of Costa Rica. We missed the sunset but I would return to see the sunset next time. You feel like you are having... More 

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Viera, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Benedictus was right across the street from our hotel so we decided to give it a whirl. We all had steak, and they were fabulous. It is an incredibly low key, charming restaurant that is uber-cozy. But we weren't there in time for the sunset. Major error on my part. You are literally in the middle of the rain forest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | 7 km west of the town of La Fortuna , in front of the Hotel Volcano Lodge and Springs., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1912
Description
Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o 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.

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