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Tom's Pan German Bakery

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Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
08:00 - 16:30
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped along our way from Arenal volcano. Lots of signs. There were 10 of us. We all got different pastries. No one was disappointed. I spent a few years in France and it was nice to taste authentic european pastries again. Not overly sweet. Just well made. It every dessert needs to be a chocolate or sugar explosion. I wish... More 

Thank Brett K
Boekel, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice place to sit down and enjoy some pastries. You can also order different dishes. The staff/owners are very helpfull.

Thank EricaStefan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We just stayed in Nuevo Arenal, and visited , the Bakery several times again. Great Cheese cake and Pastries, My Favorite are his Fresh Giant Pretzels With his special Hot mustard, Muy Delicioso,. See ya again in June

Thank Guapote1963
Sebastopol, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying near by. We stop few times to buy lunch or some snacks... The caracols and the croissants are great but a little bit pricier for Costa Rica.... I will be back

Thank ricardofr
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Food was good and the dessert options were excellent. We tried 1 of everything. Servers were very friendly and the beer was good and cold.

Thank Kamie D
Columbus, Georgia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We kept spotting the German Bakery signs and had been missing our favorite German restaurant in the states so we stopped by for a visit. I had a pretzel and bratwurst breakfast which was good. I also bought a couple of pastries to take home. Overall, it was good food especially considering we are in Costa Rica and brats are... More 

Thank Star S
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We visited twice for lunch and coffee. The lunch food and drinks were good quality but on a second visit the cake was dry and not that tasty and the coffee expensive and weak. Not really good value for money but a pleasant outdoor restaurant for lunch

Thank Dashrw
Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stopped in for a visit on our way from La Fortuna to Tilaran. Ordered two lattes and two deserts. I had the blueberry cheesecake which was amazing (probably the best I've ever had) and my wife had the apple strudel. Service was great and staff were very polite and helpful. A bit on the expensive side but it seems everything... More 

Thank Roman S
Penonome, Panama
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Caveat emptor when you see so many signs for so many klicks. Double caveat emptor when the menu has no prices. And shame on me for not asking the price of the domestic Pilsen I ordered - Ć3000. This place is a rip.

Thank Whither-Fate-Leads
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We met Thomas and had the opportunity to taste his delicious treats. We had 2 fantastic chocolate croissants and cappucino y espresso (como en italia) and had an avellana tart and some bread. Fresh everyday it's always a pleasure to find some place where you eat very well. Danke!!!

Thank Sophie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
German, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: 26944547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?