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“WOW well worth the climb”
Review of Benedictus Steak House - CLOSED

Benedictus Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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.
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was right across from our hotel and we had found out about it on tripadvisor. We didn't have a car and the climb was daunting but the view was amazing! We had Benedictus cut and the rib eye. The rib eye was so tender you could cut it with a fork.....the Benedictus was wonderfully flavored and also tender. Everything is organic and simply tho deliciously prepared. Prices were comparable to our hotels dining room. We knew we would be walking back down in the dark and had brought flashlights.....even so it was a bit scary. We highly recommend you put this on your "to do" list.

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Thank DebLucky2014
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

For those who visit La Fortuna, Benedictus is a place to visit. Hosted by the owner, a little restaurant with a short but excelent menu. Organic is the thing here. Ask for it. Very nice ambiance. Good for a romantic dinner. Cozy.

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Thank GabyML1301
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

When you enter the property you start wondering if it was a good choice. The long way up the mountain doesn't help much, but then you see the building and your expectations change. The view from the restaurant is astounding, the service was good and the food was excelent. Great place to go if you want to have a good meal in a great environment. Totally recommend it.

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Thank josjavier13
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This steakhouse is worth the long drive up. They have a large variety of cuts, generous portions, and most importantly, everything tasted great. The steaks were cooked and seasoned to perfection. It's not the cheapest option in La Fortuna, but compared to a steakhouse in the U.S., it's a bargain - and tasted much better than most!

Thank Aylin I
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This restaurant was just ok. There was no drink list for anything other than wine. We asked what there was to drink and they said a few beers but not sure how to make a mixed drink. The service was really poor. They took forever for our food and for the price if was not very good. We waited forever after eating then he asked if we would like dessert. We ordered and they didn't have it. Asked for our bill and it took forever. No one ever came to our table to see if things were ok. The place is really small and very dirty. We ate at Don Rafinos about 4 times during our stay. They had the cleanest place and best food.

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1  Thank tiffanyr1221
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