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“Good German Food and Great Views”

La Rana de Arenal Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Cuisines: German, Italian, South American, Costa Rican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Gardnerville, Nevada
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good German Food and Great Views”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had a lovely lunch there yesterday. We were the only diners other than the wild birds that join you on the deck where they are also fed. Cecilia does not speak a lot of English but we managed just fine. It was like having our own private chef! German dishes are good and freshly prepared. No credit cards and pay in USD. Owners are German but we did not meet them.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Quitman, Texas
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213 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Delicious German Food”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

While staying at a B&B just outside Nuevo Arenal, we were looking for some place to have a simple dinner. Saw a sign for La Rana de Arenal and read some good comments about it in a guide book so we pulled in to the "hairpin" driveway. The cafe is upstairs and part of a somewhat smoky bar. We were seated outside and treated to a lovely Costa Rican sunset over Laguna Arenal while listening to howler monkeys try to outdo themselves. My large salad was fresh and full of tasty veggies. Hubby's schnitzel dinner was delicious, accompanied by crisp fries and a smaller version of the entree-sized salad that I ordered. The owner and our server were both quite nice to us, and we enjoyed our meal a lot. Two beers plus our dinners were $28 U.S. - well worth the price for the quality of the experience.

Visited March 2014
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