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“Yummy”

Essence Demo Cuisine
Ranked #11 of 13 Restaurants in El Castillo
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Essence Demo Cuisine is a meat free restaurant that gets everyone involved with the food. We show our international guest about local products and present them in a non-traditional way. Our chef Isaac Welivér ("Le Cordon Bleu" of Chicago) prepares 3 gourmet vegetarian dishes not only in your presence but with your participation. Unique location overlooking the Arenal volcano on its lava flowing side.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
“Yummy”
Reviewed December 3, 2011

It's demo cuisine based so it is very social. You make part of your meal as a group, then as the cook finishes the meal and plates it you mingle as a group.

Visited January 2011
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English first
Lambare, Paraguay
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3 reviews
“A Feast for your senses”
Reviewed July 9, 2010

Look at the colors festival in you plate
Smell the scents playing in the air
Taste delicate flavors caressing your palate
Listen to the volcano erupting in the distance
Touch your glass of wine and... Cheers!

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Köln
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5 reviews
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“Essence Arenal”
Reviewed May 31, 2010

The trip to Costa Rica and the visit of Essence Arenal and its crew was the best!
So friendly, peaceful and funny..like being part of the family! We cooked together, they gave infos what we can do..
I miss Costa Rica, Pura Vida and its people..
So see you soon!

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Thank annacita
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Crawfordsville, Indiana
1 review
“Great food, Great View of the Volcano, its in the Jungle and we meet people from all around the world.”
Reviewed May 30, 2010

The Food was excellent. The view of the Volcano is breath taking, the jungle is there along with all the different animals,birds,monkeys and much more
The employee's at Essence are great and down to earth.
The rooms are clean along with mattresses you can get a great night sleep.
The pool along with the view is also breath taking
The hot and cold springs are wonderful, Ziplining was amazing, there isalot to do and its not to far away. And oh the horse back riding.
We also met people from all around the world and ate very healthy and good food
We are ready to go back.
Thanks again Essendce Arenal

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Thank cweliver
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