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Altamira Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Gluten Free Options
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| Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1600
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Richland, Michigan
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are there on our first night at Nayara Springs and it was the seafood grill night. The food was ok, but I found the experience complicated - like a combination of a buffet and sit down. Some things you go up and order and they give it to you then and some you order and they bring it and... More 

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Anna Maria, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had several wonderful meals here - both lunch and dinner. Delicious food and wonderful service. Especially enjoyed the seafood focused night where you can select your very own fresh fish from a wide variety of local selections as well as, how you want it prepared to order.

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Allen, Texas
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here one morning during our six night stay. The good was good and the selection excellent. We preferred the quieter Mis Amores, but this was a great alternative. Didn't have lunch or dinner here.

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Thank KCMorris2013
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6 reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2017

My wife and I ate our first dinner of our honeymoon at this location and it was perhaps the best meal we have shared together! So very delicious and the staff was terrific. Specifically William, he took us under his wing that night to explain to us how the whole restaurant worked. It was true, authentic CR dishes/meals and everything... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

we could have had breakfast on the 'springs' side but loved it here - best omelette ever and huge choice of really fresh tasty food.

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Thank Angie L
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

This is a large, partly open air, hotel restaurant seating maybe 150 people. The food is good, though not exceptional, and fairly expensive. The breakfast bar is good. Service is excellent.

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Breakfast were amazing with mimosas and great fresh food. The diner was lovely with a guitar guy that came in and food was fabulous!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Breakfast is included when you stay at Nayara. It is a huge buffet with fruit, pastries, breads, sides, and eggs cooked to order. They have sandwiches and granola bars to take with you for lunch. Dinners at Altamira are good. They had a Costa Rican food night while we were there which was very good. The staff is very helpful... More 

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Salem, NH
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198 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

What an amazing way to start off our vacation at Nayara Springs. The MEAT buffet was our first dinner at the resort and everything was amazing. The food was prepared fresh for you and brought to your table. You get to pick out your meat and sides and then go select your salad and appetizers. Every course was delicious and... More 

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Thank Jim T
Elyria, Ohio
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We stayed at the Nayara Resort and Spa. Our first night, Altamira had a barbecue buffet with every imaginable steak. My tenderloin was superb. My husband's porterhouse was not. The rest of the buffet was outstanding: salad, tapas, vegetables, potatoes, etc. it is pricey, but you don't leave hungry. Tonight is a seafood buffet that we are eagerly anticipating. Breakfast... 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
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, 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 1600

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