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“Best Kept Secret of the Arenal Volcano Area! Romantic, Beautiful, and Delicious.”
Review of Benedictus Steak House - CLOSED

Benedictus Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o La Palma de la Fortuna and Monterrey.The restaurant its a beautiful wood building surrounded by pasture land and primary forest overlooking the valley.The lamb, cattle, pork and chicken we serve are breaded free range in the farm and we bring the vegetables from Tapezco a little town two hours away from Fortuna, where Mr. Juan Jose Paniagua, a Pioner in the organic agriculture in Costa Rica, produce the best organic vegetables. We are 800 metros away of the main road that link La Fortuna with the Arenal Lake. The gate its just in Front of the Volcano Lodge Hotel.
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Best Kept Secret of the Arenal Volcano Area! Romantic, Beautiful, and Delicious.”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had driven past Benedictu's several times on our way to and from The Lost Iguana Resort. Finally on our last night, we decided to try it out. The drive from the main road takes a few minutes, we weren't sure what we were going to find. When we got there it was absolutely beautiful. The chef heard our car pull up and came out to greet us like old friends and he led us into the private restaurant. Seating choices were inside in the dining room with high ceilings and large windows or outside on the balcony. Seated on the balcony at dusk made for a perfect atmosphere, high up on a hill you can see out beyond the town below. The chef took our dinner order himself and talked of his passion for cooking. The menu was extensive, and the meal was delicious, and portions were large. We were very glad we had a fridge in our room back at our room so we could take our leftovers home. Highly recommended for couples! We shared the balcony with just one other couple, making for a nice private dinner, and two new friends.
Exquisito!

  • Visited August 2012
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“Excellent but new location”
Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

No longer at the hotel. It is across the street Ina much better location. Benedicto treats you like family and serves up the best food in la fortuna. The view is incredible and the food is delicious and organic. Try the blackberry fruit juice.

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