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La Carreta

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Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 3156
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Spring Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice place to get some top notch grub! Small, quiet, Friendly owners....what's not to like? Average price place with above average food.

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palm desert
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I needed dinner delivered, as it was a long day and we had no transportation. They have a special arrangement with the taxis to deliver. My husband ordered a breaded chicken ( like a milanesa) and I ordered shrimp and rice. The chicken was excellent, but the shrimp and rice dish was not. The shrimp was very... More 

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent, generous casadas, courteous, prompt service. Overall fine restaurant. In addition there is a formidable free lending library of various books available to borrow and/or exchange.

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Thank blaster_d
Atenas, Costa Rica
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice restaurant to try for lunch in Atenas. They have all the basic Costa Rican dishes and the are well prepared. It is a little noisey because of the busy street outside. If you want typical food and good prices then you should stop in.

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Plano, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The f Fried Shrimp served with fries and a salad was tasty and plentiful. Also, the Chicken Fajita Casado was a winner. Books in many languages available to borrow, smooth service, good value... a winner all around

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1 Thank leighnal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The cafe which is also a lending library is a great setting and has good food. The smoothies and coffee are especially good. The books offer a unique and cool setting to read and just relax. I met the owner when i was there and he is a very nice gentleman. Free Wi-Fi. Good library and good food!

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This local restaurant is set less than a block from the main square. They feature a combination of Tico and North American fare. Our service was excellent, food very nice. They have a library with each book being numbered, so not sure if they can be checked out or just read on site. Good for kids, as they have plenty... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The family and I stopped here to an afternoon snack. We ordered the chicken quesadilla, chicken nachos and chifrijos. Overall the food was good. The chifrijos were amazing and I highly recommend. We ordered a few Batidos (smoothies). try the papaya in milk. I order these in every restaurant and this place makes the best ones. Worth a visit.

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Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very friendly and speak english. Food more Cost Rican although also had limited North American Dishes. Ecellent Value

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great costa rican food. I would highly recommend this resturant if you love seafood. If you love to read they have a libabry thru the dinning area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 3156
Description
We are a warm and friendly restaurant with varied special atmosphere for meetings with friends and partners also share with friends . We have a varied menu of typical Costa Rican food , meat and seafood for your enjoyment.

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