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“Great Casado's”
Review of La Carreta

La Carreta
Ranked #5 of 51 Restaurants in Atenas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Description: We are a warm and friendly restaurant with varied special atmosphere for meetings with friends and partners also share with friends . We have a varied menu of typical Costa Rican food , meat and seafood for your enjoyment.
Restaurant details
Description: We are a warm and friendly restaurant with varied special atmosphere for meetings with friends and partners also share with friends . We have a varied menu of typical Costa Rican food , meat and seafood for your enjoyment.
Atenas, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Casado's”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Moving to a new address can be very helpful, but, when you lose the GREAT FOOD along the way, why move. When La Carreta change location in Atenas, I thought great. Less traffic noise, and blaring car horns, but what about the food?? I was not disappointed with their food, and the wait staff was as good as ever. Spanglish is the word of the day when it comes to orders, and you can laugh between bites of GREAT FOOD, while looking in your Spanish/English translation book for that special word. Go enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank J.B. I
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Atenas, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“New Location, Higher Prices and Roaches”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I live in Atenas and have eaten many times at La Carreta when it was a nice little place with flower bedecked outdoor seating, good typical Costa Rican food and reasonable prices.

Unfortunately, they have recently moved to a very unattractive and uninviting space. The menu prices are significantly higher, the service is slower and the place is littered with cockroaches. On the walls, the floor, my arm and a couple of times on the table. I really hoped that it did not come out of the food...but i don't know for sure. Eeecchh.

While the food was acceptable, I will not recommend La Carreta at all and will not return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TheTardisTraveler
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Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Food at a Good Price”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went to this restaurant twice during our one week stay in Atenas. The food was typical Costa Rican food and it was excellent. There were five of us eating a variety of dishes from the menu, and we all enjoyed our food. The food does not come quickly since it is all prepared fresh when you order, but that's what makes it taste so good.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank H00kedOnTravelling
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not consistent”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We used to come here a lot, but lately the quality of the food has been off the mark. The food is dry and lacking flavor and the service is tepid at best. The batidos are very good though and the location can't be beat.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank kyr13
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London
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Great Find!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

A lovely little restaurant in the town. We didn't really expect much when we went in, but the service was terrific, the waitress was very patient as we tried to speak Spanish, and the food was wonderful. Highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank BCALDavid
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