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“Beautiful view and beautiful food.”
Review of Tinajas Arenal

Tinajas Arenal
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Opened in 2013, Tinajas Arenal is a family project perfectly situated at the edge of the Arenal Lake. Our family settled in Arenal many years before Lake Arenal was created in 1974 and Nuevo Arenal was established. With a green organic garden. Tinajas is a wonderful place to eat while traveling this beautiful area, with glorious sunsets and a dock for boat access, this new lakeside retreat is a hidden gem. It is the perfect place to relax and take nice pictures of the lake and the sunset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful view and beautiful food.”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Family restaurant with a view overlooking the Arenal Lake area and their garden. The food is made from the garden. Also there is a toucan and a parakeet that kids can look at.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“AMAZING view, great food”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The view and the sunset here are fabulous and worth the drive. You could stay there all day with a good beer. Great casados and pure fruit batidos!

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Thank Rebecca H
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Tucson, Arizona
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The place for sunsets!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The food was very good, the lake views great and the sunset breath-taking. This is a family owned spot at the end of a very rocky and rough road. The service was the only thing that spoiled an otherwise enjoyable meal. The server never checked back to see if we needed anything (we wanted more water), never checked on how the food was, and we had to get up and go to the bar to request our bill after sitting a long time after finishing our meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Nelson d
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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A tender steak in rural costa Rica!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful lake/sunset view. Good service and reasonable prices, 10 to 16 dollars. A little difficult to find but follow the signs. I live here and this is my favorite.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Mary Z
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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An absolute Must!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is the place for a great meal with a view of the lake. We went during sunset and it really was quite breath taking! But it is off the beaten path so it is a bumpy ride to get there, but well worth it!

Visited March 2014
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Thank Jennifer D
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