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Restaurante Garra-Pata

700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 40027, Costa Rica
+506 8523 4484
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (32 reviews)
“ribeye” (12 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
€€ - €€€
700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 40027, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ribs were very good for dinner. They were cooked on an outside grill and the flavor was very nice. Attentive staff. Conveniently located just west of LaFortuna on the road to Arenal.

Thank faze416
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We found this smoky place by chance on our way in from Monteverde to La Fortuna along the CR 142 in La Fortuna. Prices are reasonable and food is excellent. My son said it was the best BBQ chicken he'd ever had. There are many...More

Thank Bravado3
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The smoked pork ribs are amazing!, the chicken was also nice and tender. The side orders include yuca plantain, delicious!. Main offers are pork chicken and beef, I did not try any seafood but they have some options on the menu. Even though it is...More

Thank Federico A
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed next door to this restaurant and wandered over(3 times!). We had the chicken fingers off the kids menu and they were so flavorful, not the fake stuff you get in the US. We also ordered a BBQ platter for 8 ppl which came...More

Thank LJFQ27
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Went here twice during our recent stay. The food is grilled over natural wood fire, and they specialize in smoked "ribs" hanging above the wood-fired grill pits. The "ribs" are smoked pork belly, and they are heavenly. Absolutely amazing. We also had grilled chicken breast,...More

Thank squali1
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Staff was really nice. If you like ribs and don't mind a little fat, these ribs were amazing. You can see the chef prepare them and your mouth waters when he takes them off the grill.

Thank Bmiles512
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Delicious wood-grilled steaks and BBQ, and something for everyone. The ribeye steaks are fantastic -- as good if not better than a premium steakhouse for a fraction of the cost -- and the BBQ ribs are fall-off-the-bone amazing. Lots of food, and the grilled plantains...More

Thank Ahpriede
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A 10 minute walk from the center of town but so worth it! Steak dinners were just fantastic. Everything cook perfectly. Steaks were about 20oz and were huge. Potatoes, plantins, vegetables, etc. with dinner. Highly recommend. Dinner was about $60 for three one night and...More

Thank CopperDollarFarm
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It was recommended by a good friend, since the first visit, every we come to la Fortuna, la Garra-Para is a sure stopping spot for us.

Thank Nati J
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Four of us split the Mixed grill plate. All of it was very good, very filling. Great place to catch a bite to eat.

Thank Andy T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Latin, Barbecue, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Meter to the West of the Catholic Church | 700 Mts Oeste de la Iglesia de la Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 40027, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 8523 4484
Down home Costa Rican cooking at its best. A Paradise for meat lovers but also features finger Licking good seafood récipes. We smoke our own ribs every day and make our own blacberry salad dressing.
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