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“Great spot for lunch!”

El Novillo del Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Girlfriend and I ate here as part of our package with Athica Canopy Tours. This place make really great casado. GF had the chicken, I had the beef, and we shared. Add a couple of Imperials to the mix, and you have a really great meal I full view of Arenal Volcano. Would highly recommend!

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Thank Chris D
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is simple tasty Costa Rican food in an open air sitting. The portions are ample and include potatoes, salad, and bread. My house special steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Wine beer and alcoholic drinks are available in a limited selection. Service was good but not overly attentive.

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Thank Cam627
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stopped here after our zip line adventure. We were starving and in need of a good meal. We came to the perfect place. This family owned and runned restaurant was amazing. We each ordered a different type of steak and they were all perfect. The portions were more than enough. The service and ambience was great. We recommend this restaurant to everyone that is in the area.

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Thank Cccristy22
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Don't judge this place by the sign...you can hardly read it, but the food is SO good. I had the steak special and the meat quality was really good. It tasted more fresh than what we get in the states.
This is a small place off the main road- it has a statue of a cow out front!
A must go for a good value and tasty meal!

Thank Regan R
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner here. Huge cuts of steak, and great service. Pretty resonably priced items on the menu for the amout of food they serve.

Thank Dean D
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