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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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West Chester, OH
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who had previously visited Costa Rica, and it did not disappoint. The location is a bit difficult to get to, as it is at the top of a steep bluff, but it is worth the journey. The restaurant itself is like a small cabin or barn - very rustic and cozy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner after sunset, and while we didn't have any views, the food more than made up for it. Definitely a small place, so make a reservation if your group is more than 2 people. Had the filet and it was the BEST I have ever had in my life. Cannot wait to return one day just to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We tried this place after reading all the reviews on TA and it did not disappoint. The restaurant is up a dirt track on top of a hill - made us glad to have a 4x4 for the drive up. We came for dinner so couldn't fully appreciate the view, but the quiet rural setting was beautiful and very romantic.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Caught the sign out of the corner of our high on the way to gas up from the Springs Resort to Fontana, on our way back we decided to go check it out. We did no research, just pulled an Anthony Bourdain moment and went for it. The house turned restaurant is 800 meters up a windy hill, through fields... More 

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Katy, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We ate at sunset on the veranda overlooking the valley. The view was gorgeous. The staff was solicitous without being annoying or pushy. The food was excellent and all locally sourced. My husband and I had steak which was cooked perfectly with fresh vegetables and amazing bread. We would happily return for dinner here again.

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Cape Coral, Fl
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful location for dinner. Unfortunately it was raining and we couldn't eat on the terrace, but all the tables face out with floor to ceiling windows. It's a converted house on a farm that serves farm to table. We enjoyed a filet and the rib eye. Both were perfectly prepared and had fresh grilled veggies that had a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Food was fresh and high quality - all farm to table. Service was very good and it was impressive that they were ready to serve us upon arriving early without a reservation. The view truly is beautiful but you couldn't really see the sunset based on the position of the restaurant/deck but it was an amazing view. Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We had the ceviche to start - which was good, but not amazing. The real reasons to visit here are the steak and the location. I had the rib eye (medium rare) - it was spot on. My partner had the sirloin, which he asked for rare and came more medium, so perhaps worth making sure they've got the order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The road to the place not great, but you are actually going through a huge grassland, where you will see sheep & cows just hanging out around you. Once you get to the top of the hill, there's the restaurant. The staff was incredibly nice and very carefully explained every item on the menu. Most of the things are home-grown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We found this place thanks to Trip advisor. It was by far our best meal of the whole vacation. I had the chicken Benedictus it was amazing. My wife had steak that came with Costa Rican beans that were great. I can't see how this restaurant would have less then 5 stars. I'd give then 6 if it were possible

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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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