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“Not great, overpriced”
Review of Nene's Restaurant

Nene's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Costa Rican, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Tampa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not great, overpriced”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel when we mentioned we were looking for more of a typical Costa Rican meal. The restaurant has a local feel to it as they didn't seem to be trying cater to a tourist crowd, It lacked any kind of kitschy decor which is a good thing. The menu has plenty of traditional items on it but I felt the quality was just average. I was also surprised at the cost of the meal. My wife had a typical casado meal with beef and I had grilled shrimp. We both split a bottle of water. This meal before tip was $56. The food we ate our hotel was roughly the same price but that included appetizers and alcohol. Definitely not the best value town, at least for tourists.

Visited March 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hiden Gem!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were told to go here by our resort staff when we asked where would THEY go. When the cab driver dropped us off, we didn't think much of it. But when the food came out, we were very impressed. Very low key and reasonable prices, but the food was excellent!

Visited March 2013
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London, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Civiche was good”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The service was so so, the civiche was good, but not stellar, although the best we had while in Costa Rica. Food was average, found the price high for what we got. I realize this goes against some of the reports - but it really was our worst meal in Costa Rica.

  • Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The staff is very sullen and unfriendly. It's is located off the alley of one of the main streets. We had to ask for refills of drinks and coffee they acted as if they were doing us a favor.

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Rude Waiter - Ask for a waiter other than the owner's son”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We ate there last night and the food was average as far as the other places we dined out while we were there. The thing that really bothered us was how rude and uncaring our waiter was at Nene. No smile, no suggestions, no small talk, etc. Took forever to the check that we eventually just got out of our seats. I wrote 'RUDE WAITER' on my receipt and took it to the cashier and he smiled when he saw it - winked at me and said 'I'm very sorry. I must tell you that the is the son of the owner. ' So Henry - that is the waiters name - and he looks a bit like Rocky Balboa - if your heart is not into serving people at your father's restaurant maybe its time for a career change. Just sayin...

Do yourself a favor and ask not to be waited on by the son of the owner.

Visited March 2013
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