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“Amazing food in a beautiful tropical casual setting”

Restaurante Caballo Negro
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: American, German, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant is a favorite for locals and travelers alike. We have great breakfasts, which include Huevos Rancheros, and homemade Corned Beef Hash with corned beef made from scratch by the owner and chef, Monika. Because of Monika's German heritage, she also makes delicious schintzels also, from a family recipe. And if you save room for dessert, Apple Strudel is usually always available. There is inside seating and also patio seating overlooking the rest of the property, with views of Monika's private lake, her residence, and the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast. Plenty of birds to see, and has been called a birder's paradise.
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Was part of a Backroads bike trip through Costa Rica and the guides were raving about this special place. So after about 30 miles on the road we biked in for lunch and it was well worth it. All 12 of us had the same tropical chicken with pineapple and it could not have been better. To finish off the meal most of us had the fresh made streudel which was light and fluffy and my son says was the best he has had. It is a family run operation with the Dad and Mom running the kitchen and the operations, with their lovely daughter (my teenage sons were instantly in love !) being our hostess. We also met a couple who had just gotten married across the small lake in the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast and they too gushed about the location and the friendliness of everyone. If you love hummingbirds, this is your place!
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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thanks so much for the nice review. We always enjoy the Backroads people. They are so professional and the people on the bike trips are all so friendly and fun-loving. We are glad we could help make your trip nice with a good lunch.

Pura Vida

Monika and Rob

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We spent the day driving from Tamarindo, so by the time we arrived in Nuevo Arenal, we were ravenous. My fiance and I both ordered the snitzel, and it was fantastic! The portions were large, and everything was cooked to perfection. The owner's daughter was very nice to chat with, and she told us about several of the local artists featured in their souvenir shop. If you are craving good German food, then be sure to make a stop here! In addition, the patio was great for watching hummingbirds.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2013

Thanks so much for your review. So glad you enjoyed stopping and having some food at the restaurant. Next time you should also stay at our B&B. Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast.

Thanks again,

Monika Krauskopf

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Happened to be driving by and saw the sign, beautiful setting, wild life all around , meal (sea bass) was amazing service out standing, met a couple that just moved to area, the shop here is wonderful, so many beautiful things, all made by lock artist,great place to spend a couple f hours browsing and having a fine meal. Well worth the stop, you got to try it

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stop here. We welcome all the reviews about the Lucky Bug (and Caballo Negro). Everyone knows the place as the Lucky Bug, so I just noticed your review. Thanks so much.
Come back again and see us and stay for a while.

Pura Vida,

Monika

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stopped here for breakfast before Mass early on a Sunday morning. We ate out on the deck overlooking a pond. There was lots of flora and fauna to enjoy, and wildlife came to visit. Monica runs the place, and she is a charming hostess. There is a B&B and a gallery that you must visit for authentic gifts to bring home. We had a great and ample breakfast served on the cutes dishes, etc. We would have gone back, if we had more time.

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Thanks for your nice review. I hope you come back soon for another breakfast. I just noticed your review. Most reviews go on the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast. Come back and see us soon.

Pura Vida,

Monika

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Fantastic!!! The owner, Monica is delightful, the shop is fun, and there are tons of animals. The family contributes to the welfare of injured animals, and is very ECO-conscience. A lovely place. Their B&B is so peaceful. My husband and I are from Santa Barbara,CA. We own a home in Nuevo Arenal. The "Lucky Bug" has always been a lovely place to stop, watch the birds, have conversation, a beer, and good food. The gift shop is lovely. Lisa, from Santa Barbara. Enjoy!!

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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Thanks so much for your nice review. Everyone usually refers to the entire property as Lucky Bug, so I did not see your review right away. Thanks for the kind words. Hope you come and see me again.

Pura Vida,

Monika

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