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“A fitting last dinner in Arenal”
Review of Nene's Restaurant

Nene's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went to Nene's on the recommendation of our cab driver (Rodrigo who is very gregarious) and reviews. It is a little hidden but our driver knew just how to find it. Most of us enjoyed our dinner - pork chops, arroz con pollo, and fish. One person ordered the Mexican tacos (against the recommendation of the rest of us), but the waiter seemed to favor it over the chicken dishes. It was more like a fajita than taco, but the beef was very tough. Someone did want to order the special, but because it came with shrimp (which no one wanted) and we had read the warnings about ordering the special because of the price, we didn't try it.

The service was very quick and the portions were large. They gave change back in US$.

Overall a good last meal for our trip to Arenal.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

The food here is actually good and the service was friendly. However, I ordered the fish special after the waiter recommended it. Stupidly, I didn't ask the price. When the bill came we found out it was $44USD!! Definitely not worth that. We felt like we had been scammed because the most expensive fish dish on the menu was about $18pp. Be careful!!

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Thank danafay
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went to Nene's on the recommendation of the guys at the Kokoro. The food was so so good. The service wasn't bad either. The prices were more expensive than I was expecting and the atmosphere was a little dark, but I still loved it. I got a 4 cheese pasta dish -- most amazing cheesy pasta dish I have ever had. You pay at the counter on your way out. They have a parking lot, too, which is nice. Stop in if you're in fortuna. You won't be disappointed.

Thank AmyB_pgh
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We found Nene's in a short turning in the middle of La Fortuna. Well worth the search as the food is excellent and the staff so helpful without being patronising. All the selection sounded good, but we went for the Chef's specials on the day Whole Talapia stuffed with CR cheese and vegetable. The other special was a selection of barbecued meats and it was done superbly. We weren't disappointed by the desserts either. Everything was delicious.

The prices are very reasonable and the portions were huge. We asked and were given "to go" boxes for the extra BBQ as we couldn't manage half of it.

Go and Enjoy.

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Thank Oklaokie
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I ordered the special here and it was enough for 3 people! Fresh fish, shrimp, and veggies in a foil packet. The presentation was impressive! You need to have at least one meal here during your stay.

Thank Winelover1967
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