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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
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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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

We LOVED Benedictus! It is famous for its steaks, although I had lamb and it was equally as good as the steaks ordered by the rest of our family. Very small - only 6 tables inside so make sure you make a reservation. There are a few tables outside if the weather is good. As others have stated, it's a... More 

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Thank Diane G
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2015

The steak was cooked to perfection. The vista from the patio was spectacular and beautiful. The service was very friendly and amazing. We had walked to the restaurant from Volcano Lodge and it had started to rain when we were about to leave... the proprietor offered us coffee on the house while we waited and then gave us a ride... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

Reading reviews from Trip Advisor, we headed up for an early dinner just in time to see the sunset. It was a rainy day so the 0.5 km road from the highway was muddy. It's essentially oneway uphill made me glad to have bought insurance on my 4x4 Pathfinder rental. The restaurant looked like an updated cabin with 2 story... More 

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Thank S L
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had lunch at Benedictus and had a great experience there. We were staying across the road at at the Arenal Volcano Inn and walked from our hotel. The walk is nice, but it is uphill so wear good walking shoes if you are making the trip (800m from the road and some of it uphill)! All the waiters and... More 

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Thank M K
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

This was by far our worst dining experience in La Fortuna. The service was appallingly slow. Our meals were lukewarm at best. We had two children with us and they were falling asleep in their main courses. We couldn't stay for dessert as it had taken 2 1/4 hours for the first two courses to arrive. When I asked for... More 

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Thank Heatherandthekids
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

The steak was amazing, the service was quick, the desserts were all fantastic. Our Christmas dinner was everything we could have asked for and more.

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Thank andhen1
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2014

The view from this restaurant is awesome. Getting there, not so much as the road is more like a donkey cart road. But once there, the food and the view are well worth it. All organic and varied menu.

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Thank kelbo29
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

After missing the sign for this place and then almost turning back once we were half way up the mountain I'm glad we didn't because this is really a special find and a must visit. It's definitely on the pricey side but totally worth it especially for a special occasion. First of all the view is amazing. Secondly the food... More 

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Thank James B
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I were absolutely shocked at the level of overall quality and service that the Benedictus Steak House presented. We were amazed that the majority of the foods offered were organically grown and raised right there on the lands! It was amazing being so close to the vibration of the volcano while eating our romantic dinner. One of... More 

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Thank Omar Z
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

We read all of the great reviews and this is what sent us to this restaurant. We were staying at The Volcano Lodge and Springs which was so close to the Benedictus Steak House. To be perfectly honest, every great restaurant can have a bad day and we hit the bad day! We were the only guests in the restaurant... 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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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