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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
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Conroe, TX
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Jen R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a Friday night in August, upon reading the reviews from TA. Upon arriving it feels like you've stumbled upon a secret dining space, the likes of a speak easy for steak. The place is very quaint, basically someones' once living room turned dining space. We enjoyed this. While the reviews say come at daytime to enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my girlfriend. It is a very cozy place. The view from the restaurant is magnificent and the food is very good. The service was good. Nothing spectacular. I would recommend this place for romantic getaways.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best food in Costa Rica. Romantic, service was 5 stars. Atmosphere.... EVERYTHING is perfect. If you are looking for quality food organic and natural that taste amazing don't look anywhere else. Perfect for couples. They sat us right by the fire place while we are our gourmet meal. The price is extremely reasonable. When I travel I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little place with good food. Don't expect a fancy restaurant, but what you'll get is a cosy, low-key, and thoroughly enjoyable venue with a spectacular view. Make sure to arrive before dark to enjoy the drive up through lovely scenery. The restaurant seems to have once been someone's chalet, so it feels like going to dinner in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on our last night in Arenal and it was a real treat. The place is a little off the beaten path but definitely worth an overpriced taxi ride there. The restaurant is exceptional, the steaks are one of the best things we have had in Costa Rica and the views are amazing. The food all... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interesting hidden gem was a perfect last night dinner stop for us. Perched high above town, the view is amazing. I had the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly and well flavored. As for adult beverages, it is beer and wine only. A nice scotch would have made this place perfect for me. Staff was great and very laid... 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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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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