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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
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 15/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$3 - US$16
Bar, Mexican, Sushi, Street Food
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing shrimp and brisket tacos at taconga!! Everything is super fresh!!! Super friendly crew and amazing taste! Definitely worth the try!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place...made me feel as if we were in a trendy city establishment. Good music, young & friendly staff...very new and clean. Food options enough to hit your cravings. I had the "Bipolar Burger" combo option because as the menu said...I could not decide.

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

We came here expecting a regular place with a couple of options but we were surprised by some amazing burguers. I particularly recommend La Canalla, one of the best I've ever tried. The place is not too big, but it has enough space for you...to feel safely distanced. It has a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Absolutely recommended!More

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

After being in Costa Rica for five days, we were ready for some different food options besides the typical rice and beans fair. This place is fantastic because it had some thing for everyone. A special highlight was the voodoo bar. Gustavo took wonderful care...of us. We had a couple of delicious craft cocktails, as well as chiliguaro shots. We also have the ceviche and tacos from the taco place, which were a little under seasoned and not that exciting. Overall though, it’s nice to have a food venue with multiple options and we would definitely recommend it again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food & drinks!! Must try the Guaro shot at the bar ☺️💖🇵🇷 You won't regret visiting the spot

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

This Place is the must do for La Fortuna. If you want a special drink you must go to “VooDoo”. The guys have the best Chiliguaro that I taste in Costa Rica. The cocktails are also very special 😍

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mercadito Arenal is the perfect place in La Fortuna to spend a good time with family and friends. There you can find interesting options for food lovers. «La Canalla» has the best burger I’ve ever tried: «La Bandida» 🍔🔝 And «voodoo» makes deliciouuus cocktails. My...favorite definitely was «voodoo salvaje» 🍹💨. You’re gonna love this place!! 😍❤️ Tip: you can find awesome spots for unique posts 😏📸More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021 via mobile

We’ve had the most amazing drinks at VooDoo! Recommend one of each on their menu! Amazing service from all their bartenders! Thank you Gustavo!

Date of visit: March 2021
Pablo Murillo, Director General at Mercadito Arenal, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Thank you guys! Enjoy Costa Rica! And yep, it’s a must the drinks at voodoo, did you drink the black zombie? 🤤

Reviewed 7 May 2020

My favorite spot in Fortuna. There is not a bad meal, from Pizza to Burguers and some other exquisite dish, you definitely have to try them all. Service and experience are always de best, the hosts are young and proficient people. They have an entertaining...agenda full of local artist that make the experience even better.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 April 2020

After spending a whole working in the surroundings, I decided to go to El Mercadito to eat something and have some beers. The food was delicious and the vibe was awesome. Had the chance to meet people from different countries. Also a nice place to...come with your family. Service was excellent, by the way. And the view to the Arenal volcano is outstanding.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mercadito Arenal

  • Yes, Mercadito Arenal offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Mercadito Arenal offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Mercadito Arenal is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Mercadito Arenal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5