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Benedictus Steak House - CLOSED

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., Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Mar 10, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
“This place is closed.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
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., Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

I read reviews that this was a 5 star but unfortunately we did not get to eat here. We traveled a long ways to eat here but when we got there the sign said closed. No sign saying if they were going to reopen.

2  Thank Jaime C
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Much to our disappointment this restaurant is CLOSED. Good news - they are constructing a new location!!! I was really forward to have a juicy ribeye or strip steak there. The pictures look wonderful. We asked 2 guys on the road and one of them...More

1  Thank Liz T
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Chef Benedict was amazing - wow, what a personality. His food is awesome his demeanor outstanding the location is just special. We had an amazing ribeye steak, cold local craft draft beer, and some of the best ceviche we've ever had. Great experience - we...More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed December 12, 2016

After 200m we found a chain across the unmade track with a hand-painted sign saying CLOSED. The sign could have been put on the mainroad entrance to save us the walk

1  Thank ChrisBrown38
Cabalgata D, Gerente at Benedictus Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Dear Jessica If your honny moon did not fill your espectations is not our fault If a place is closed , is closed. Jus look for another place to eat. You really think this web site is the right place to release your frustations ?

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...More

Thank usermike1123
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...More

Thank Brian B
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...More

Thank Jrich562
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.

Thank Tehmur J
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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....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

Thank mummmmmm
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$12 - $30
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
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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., Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1912
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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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