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“Out of the Way and Worth It!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benedictus Steak House

Benedictus Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
CLEARWATER
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Out of the Way and Worth It!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went horseback riding earlier in the day and the tour stopped here for fresh homemade tortillas and fresh homemade cheese, so we decided to go back for dinner. The staff was very welcoming and made room in an almost full restaurant for our party of five. Everything was delicious, from the bread to the lamb to the ribeye and porterhouse. For dessert, we had gluten free brownies with ice cream (okay, but we were disappointed that they were out of tres leches, which we were excited to see on the menu). The place is elegant and offered the best meal we had in all of Costa Rica. If in La Fortuna, be sure to brave the short drive up the steep hill for an amazing view and a welcoming experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Don't Miss!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had read about this place on TA. Honestly, our plans changed and we ended up eating a late Lunch here instead of Dinner. I am so glad because it gets soo Dark in Costa Rica - and you would miss the view! The road getting here is a little "sketchy & backwoods"...but, oh is it worth it! The view is amazing & the food was even better! This was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica! Everything is so FRESH! We had the Ceviche, Organic Burger, Shrimp & Avocado Salad, Fish Sandwich & a Chicken Dish - It was All Delish!!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank BecMiller
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Porto, Portugal
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great and friendly restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

After one week In Costa Rica we had our best dinning experience at Benedictus restaurant at Arenal, La Fortuna. The first dinner we had a wonderful fish soup. The food and the service were so good that we returned a second night to try the delicious meat, churrasco and Rib eye.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

After having taken the horseback riding tour on the farm where this restaurant was located we decided we had to come back to the restaurant for dinner. The long bumpy road up to the restaurant was no surprise as we had been in the area on horseback earlier in the day. The organic grass fed meats were top quality and simply prepared to perfection. Very nice service. I recommend coming early enough to see the view by daylight and staying long enough to see the view by night. Really beautiful.

  • Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Middle of no where but go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Organic restaurant. Delicious. Grow everything on their ranch. Steak was delicious. Home made bread superb. You will enjoy the meal

Visited July 2014
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