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Nene's Restaurant

Calle 5, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9192
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tilapia” (89 reviews)
“steak” (145 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Calle 5, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best CEVICHE I've ever had! Best none! Fresh, chunky, full of fish and flavor. No smell, home made chips, and our other Seafood and Rib Eye steak were equally fantastic. The Rib Eye Steak was really the best meal we've had in Costa Rica!! Enjoy!!!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I went there on the recommendation of the folks at Casa Luna. Excellent! We split a black bean soup which was fantastic. Then we both had fish (she had the special which came out flaming- so fun!). Service was excellent. Had several...More

Thank JPaulR-MD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located, this eatery is pleasant enough when it comes to environment and decor. The waiting staff are immediately on hand to give a warm welcome. Within minutes our drinks were being served...and our meals were on their way ! Very quick ?! The mushroom...More

Thank nauj63
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was delicious! Of our three night in Arenal, we ate there twice. My husband is super picky but loves fresh seafood- he had the shrimp one night and blackened tilapia the next- I enjoyed the fresh ceviche and a surprisingly delicious Cream of...More

Thank KSC100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best ribeye I've ever had. Cooked to perfection, melts off the bone, very very well seasoned. Their tres leche dessert is really good too.

Thank Andrew G
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent review and for your recommendation. Your maximum grade makes us very glad and cheerful. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your visit, service and our quality food. We are looking forward to your future visit. Sincerely yours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, I couldn't breathe it was so stiffly hot and no air circulation so we left before ever ordering. Second visit, decided to sit out front hoping for a little air and just enjoy a glass of wine but service was so slow I...More

Thank Diane C
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate very much your feedback concerning our service and our atmosphere. Our goal is to satisfy all customers who delight us with their presence. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First night on La Fortuna, this place was recommended to us. Like mentioned in another post, the street you go in it looks like nothing is in there, and then... Boom!! Excellent food, and tonight we will go back and try some other delicious plate.

Thank Miggy75
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for such great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We look foward to see you again. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the rice dishes, Arroz con camarones, Arroz con pollo, and Arroz Cantones, and they were all good. We also tried the tacos de alambre and that was delicious. The place was quite busy on a Saturday night but the service was great.

Thank JEFlippo
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the waiter suggested a bottle of very expensive wine without telling us. Most bottles were around $40 so we were surprised to pay $70. Good wine and food but felt we were taken because we were obviously tourists. $180 for...More

Thank Mary B
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been nice. We offer our special dishes to everyone because are highly recommended, has a lot ingredients, different kind of meat and the presentation is also different, that´s why has another...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, decent prices. the steak and shrimp was a special, it was fantastic. Seafood soup was good, great flavor.

Thank techres
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9192
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