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Central American, Costa Rican
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Spend a day at alma de árbol, did a quick hike around the area, they have a few decks to do some nice bird watching. During the afternoon we went back to the restaurant for a great lunch, everyone at our party was delighted with...how good the food was. A great place to visitMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

Scrumptious food, fantastic views, beautiful restaurant and outstanding customer service 😊 From the moment you’re greeted, you can see the thought they have put in creating a cosy and charming place that reflects the true soul of the surrounding nature! Their food is so yummy...that dining once is not enough 😅 (We had to go back for seconds ourselves). A must if you’re ever in the area!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

We had the pizzas for a light lunch. Personally I think two people could share if you just want something light. Crust was crispy just the way we like it.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021

I enjoyed my fresh trout from the local rivers VERY much and the owners are very nice people. They own the Batsu Outdoor Birding Photostudio as well and gave me a ride up the steep hill to spend some hours in the garden.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 22 March 2021

The atmosphere is one of a kind and very cute. Very cafe style. The drinks were delicious. We all ordered the burger and it wasn't very good, but the rest of the menu sounds amazing. So we could have just ordered the wrong thing. But...overall, the service, quality, and atmosphere was awesomeMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Most amazing food I try in San Gerardo De Dota! A lot of option and every one of the delicious! Excellent service! Excellent coffee!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021

Enjoyed a perfectly prepared trout on bed of slow-simmered blackberries, accompanied by the freshest garden salad I've ever had. Beautiful setting. Coming back...

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

We are so glad our Airbnb host and many others recommended Alma de Arbol (and that we listened). It was by far the best food experience we had in town, with an interesting and thoughtful menu and just really well-prepared, good-tasting food (we had the...seasonal soup, tomato with avocado and cheese, and the trout plate with blackberry sauce, very cool and different). The ambiance is great and the service is attentive. It would be wrong not to mention that in addition to the food, the owner, Felipe, noticed that our car had a flat tire and insisted on fixing it with one of his staff to ensure we could get home safely. You would never ever expect that kind of kindness and helpfulness... It's a restaurant that treats you like family even if you've never met them! We would most highly recommend to anyone staying over in San Gerardo (make a reservation!).More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 29 January 2021

I found this place just passing, thanks to the beautiful lights. The pizza was the best I've ever had, in fact this might have been the best meal I enjoyed during my stay in Costa Rica. The staff were great, and the owner visited me...at my table. I will definitely be back. I even stayed and had a hot drink and a dessert afterwards, so I could enjoy the ambiance of this cute restaurant. Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2020

This is an adorable little modern style café and restaurant, which we noticed while bird watching up and down the main road that it sits on, just below Batsu Garden in San Gerardo de Dota. We visited twice during our 5 day stay in San...Gerardo de Dota. While less busy during the day, it fills up quickly in the evening, so it is best to make a reservation if you plan to visit for dinner. When we showed up for our dinner reservation the first night, the owner informed us that her server and cook were having car trouble and could not make it to work, so she would be acting as hostess, server, and cook all in one. Eventually her husband and another individual showed up as reinforcements. They were all incredibly cordial and apologetic and warned us several times that the wait would be longer than usual. We also had to stick to more simple items on the menu. Nevertheless, the wait was not terrible (we were finished eating within an hour and a half of arriving) and the food was excellent – well worth the wait. It was good enough that we decided to give it another try and went back again for dinner on Christmas day. This time they were fully staffed and, although the restaurant was full, service was quick and the food was even more amazing! The coffee was excellent too. I highly recommend a visit here if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Ale A, Propietario at Alma de Arbol, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021
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Solo puedo decir gracias y más gracias por su preferencia por su comprensión aquí siempre serán bienvenidos, por visitantes como...More

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3 March 2020|
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Response from Fio2804 | Property representative |
We offer 2 options, chicken or trout Salad or oriental vegetable bowl whith trout or chicken
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29 January 2020|
Response from SandRKent | Reviewed this property |
Happy to assist but if Beachgirl was to check Google maps she would discover the restaurant is 5.1 km (about 3.2 miles). As far as we are aware reservations are not necessary but it would make good sense to call in advance.
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Alma de Árbol is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5