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Benedictus Steak House

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Central American, Costa Rican, International
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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
12:30 pm - 9:00 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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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First thing is first- it is a steep hike to the restaurant so don't walk. Take a car. I learned the hard way. The restaurant itself is beautiful and rustic, seated on the volcano looking down at the canyons below. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend the Crema de Vegetales as a starter. The service was quick and friendly... More 

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Thank Carley D
Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a little nervous when we arrived with our group of 7 (including 3 kids, ages 6 to 11 - we did call ahead to make a reservation). But, the staff were great, the kids were fascinated by the "cool building" and the storm rolling by. The food was amazing. From my filet mignon to the kids' burgers, this... More 

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Thank kansaswrigley
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch with the kids and I had the best hamburger ever! My hubby and I come back for a Romantic dinner and we really enjoy the great flavor of the meat, the wine, the music, and the staff was great!

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Thank Elisabet S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offered delicious food in a super unique setting. The drive up to the restaurant is spectacular. The ambiance is a little strange (you're basically in a huge mansion on top of a hill, and there were very few people when we were there), but the views more than make up for it. Even though the sun sets very... More 

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Thank sme0284
Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a beautiful old house on the top of the hill with a great view of the valley to watch the sunset. The drive itself is exhilarating and quite an adventure. The food is delicious, service is great. We went back twice in three nights.

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Thank AzureKingfisher
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant set up in an old house overlooking the valley - small menu with delicious food. Prices are similar to most restaurants in town - this one is an excellent choice for location and view and fantastic food. A rare treat. Recommended!

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Thank Keren B
Seville, Spain
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations from all the good reviews, so booked this place for my husbands birthday. Ambience is mediocre, servers are nice - however we received every dish without cutlery on the table (and so did all the tables around us, having to ask for a fork and knife after food was delivered). The steak was good, well prepared... More 

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Thank Globetrotter20121314
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole time was great! The food delicious, the atmosphere wonderful, and the staff incredibly friendly. Our reservation was for seven, meaning we were too late to enjoy the view, but it was still lovely. My wife and I both very much enjoyed the steak, my wife having the ribeye and I the filet mignon. My daughter, who's vegetarian had... More 

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Thank Chris24town
Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled in here and we are so glad we did! The drive up is an experience in itself. The views are one of a kind and the food was great. You can tell they take pride in making things from scratch such as their bread. It was delicious And the owners were very kind!

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Thank Genessee
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty much all of the reviews are on point. I just wanted to add that my wife and I were one of the handful that dared walk up there. We are in good shape and the hike up before the sunset was fun. However, the return in the dark felt so spooky that I'd have much rather called a taxi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, International
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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