to most people on the planet, Tilaran will be as close to the middle of nowhere as one can get. When travelling from Costa Rica's Pacific coast to the Arenal volcano, however, it is a suitable place for a lunchbreak. We checked Mary's and Catala off the Parque Central and found both of them too noisy. So we ended up two blocks away, at Guadeloupe - simple, clean, friendly and good value. The fajitas were in fact delicious. Suitably restaured we continued our drive toArenal (and for those wondering: the road is in excellent shape).