My husband and I are in Costa Rica for our honeymoon and wanted to celebrate our last nice in La Fortuna before moving on to Guanacaste. We looked up restaurants on TA and saw that Altamira Restaurant at the Arenal Nayara Hotel was well reviewed. We drove from our hotel (Royal Corin). It was a short and easy drive. There was plenty of easy parking and we were welcomed as guests of the restaurant. The eating area was open air but well covered. The lighting was a bit too dim for our tastes but that is probably the only negative we can say about our evening. Everyone we spoke to easily conversed with us in English. We were offered water; we requested tap. As we were looking over the menu the guy who makes guacamole table side came over and offered to serve us some. We said yes as other reviewers recommended it. We are very glad we said yes as the guac was very very good. The price was $8 and it was fun to see him make the guac. My husband picked the mahi mahi which was served with a variety of steamed vegetables which were served in the same delicious sauce as the mahi mahi. The vegetables were perfectly steamed (just soft while still seeming very fresh). A side of white rice was also included. I chose options of the special of the day ($25 for appetizer, entree, and dessert). I had the the taco salad, tostadas, and ice cream nachos. I loved my entire meal. The chipotle dressing on the salad was awesome. My husband had a glass of chardonnay (off of the by the glass menu) and I had a margarita on the rocks. Both were very nice. My husband had the tres leche cake for dessert. The manager of the restaurant walked around and was available as well as multiple servers. She even offered to take a picture of us, which we accepted. The mood of the place was lovely and even though it was down-pouring all around us we were very comfortable. As the evening went on a guitarist played. The restrooms were just inside the lobby of the hotel. I did have to walk under an awning that barely protected me from the rain but the bathroom was very nice. Our overall bill was just under $90 for a very large meal with great service. We were very satisfied and would come back.
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