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Cascajo's del Arenal

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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| 800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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Catlett, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food, amazing service. Highly recommended. Owner gave us sample food and drinks and treated us like gold.

Thank Mark D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Lucky find along the way to Arenal national park. Great food that everyone in our party enjoyed. No one left hungry- best arroz con pollo yet! A visit by a Tucan and wild turkey were a plus.

Thank Jeff P
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for some ceviche and guacamole. Delicious, fresh and not expensive. Nice outdoor, covered seating area. It's a bit out of town so not easy to find, but a lovely little spot.

Thank Laura A
Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We got to this place by recommendation from the guide who we just finished a volcano hike with, Cristian. We didn't want to go back to the hotel restaurant, and wanted to grab something good and authentic. The place is very close to the Arenal Nat'l Park. We were the only ones there on Thursday night. My daughters fell in... More 

Thank yn10
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stopped here after hiking at the Volcano National Park and had amazing service and terrific food! They bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and we would definitely recommend. The view was wonderful and the animals that come up to you adorable!

Thank Barbara C
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and a beer after visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park. The food was great and service was very friendly, especially Marvin (of course). We would definitely go there again!

Thank Ricker T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after the suspension bridges and before hiking in the national park. Extremely well located 1km from the park. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. The observatory rice was the best traditional dish we've had so far. Highly recommend it!

Thank Sameidinger
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Driving back from the Mistico suspended bridges, we spied this spot along the road. Eduardo greeted us and offered to book some tours, but he was not pushy about it. We sat on the patio and saw coati, agouti and turkeys who enjoyed banana slices and tomatoes while we dined on delicious casados.

Thank A G
Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We heard about this restaurant from another family at our hotel. They had visited Cascajo's several times and loved it. We took our family of 6 (4 kids) to dinner. The setting is very informal (outdoor covered area), the server is quite friendly & accommodating, and the food is exceptional. We returned several times during our visit and loved it... More 

Thank 920amg12
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We spotted this place from the road on the way to Tabacon. After a long day of travel all we wanted was a delicious dinner and Cascajo's del Arenal was exactly what we needed. It doesn't look like much from the road...up on a hill right before Tabacon with an old Coca Cola sign out front. When you walk up... More 

Thank Rachel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Phone Number: 24799674
Very friendly people. Good choice of typical food- we had a nice fish.
Quite place. You sit outside under a wooden roof.

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