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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$8
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall food was tasty and prices were ok. We enjoyed and would go back again or recommend to any visitors.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the “Sodas” this this one of the least expensive options in La Fortuna d SC. Got tacos and a couple beers for under $10. The staff is super cool and speak great English. For what it is 5/5

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place Was highly recommended both on TripAdvisor and buy a few people. The ambience and vibe were cool. There was live music and friendly service. The food was mediocre. The meat in the tacos was hard and chewy, and the churros were raw (we...took one bite and couldn’t eat them). And the price was quite high compared to the quality of food. There’s definitely a potential, but we were very disappointed by the food.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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dcorrales9, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eefie, Thank you so much for your visit and for your valuable feedback. We do appreciate it when comments are specific to an issue. In this case, we see that both the meat had issues, and also the churro was raw. This is something...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacolar Cantina in La Fortuna is the best Taco/Tex Mex restaurant in all of Costa Rica! I have been living in Costa Rica for 10 years now, and there is no other place like this! All of the food is made fresh with lots of...love, and the hight quality ingridients! The “mango michelada” beer is beyod superb. The bartender Steven is such a great guy and full give you the best reccomendation!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Put this place on top of your to-do-list in la fortuna. Delicious food with a friendly service! Really try it

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came there with my friends as it was on the top list of TripAdvisor. What a deception! Food was below average and pricy. The burger was just ok but tacos very disappointing. Avoid the dessert, the churros were really bad...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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dcorrales9, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Cyrilliance, Thank you so much for the visit and the support. I hope you do get satisfaction knowing that even though you did not like our food, you supported 6 families directly and many providers behind our restaurant. During pandemic times, we sure appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family dinner- we ate at the Cantina after hiking in Arenal. The food was good but it was a long wait. Portions are a little small for the price (especially the chips and guacamole!!) Service was excellent from the waiters.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I had dinner here one night during our vacation in La Fortuna. We shared some guacamole, and I had the fish tacos and a few Imperials! So good, so much fun! We went mid week, so no crowds which was our preference....Thinking this place is happening when they have live music and on weekends! Met Cesare - super chill guy! He called a taxi for us, and was nice enough to make sure our cab driver knew the exact location of our hotel.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

We really enjoyed the delicious tacos and the nice ambiente. the live music on saturday evening was great!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

The staff was pretty friendly, which I personally find it to be very important.The casado con lomo was amazing. Very satisfied.

Date of visit: December 2020
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