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Mexican, Fast food, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A solid one star. Waiter(Paul) performed a dirty trick with selling local craft beer instead of local beer. I paid for a disgusting beer 4,5 EUR instead of paying 1,8 for a regular local one. That was my first day in Costa Rica, so I...was not aware how local one looks like. And even more that guy wanted to put two craft beers into my bill instead of one. Bravo! I would expect that kind of tricks in Mozambique, but apparently Bongos is playing like this too. Food was ok.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 January 2021

We spent our very first meal of the La Fortuna area at this roadside restaurant after checking into our hotel and we did NOT leave disappointed!! The atmosphere was so inviting, the portions were humungous and the price was right!! Inexpensive and beautiful first evening...that we enjoyed thoroughly at this little roadside gem!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

Fabulous roadside restaurant on the road between the hot springs area and the town of La Fortuna. Huge portions and excellent prices!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 December 2020

We spent many hours drinking the day away here on our engagement trip. The owner was awesome and talked with us for a while and offered local tips. The view is amazing too! Hight recommend!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020

We had the best dinner here- from the food to the hospitality, all made a great experience. You must try their hamburger- it is incredible! We left so happy and full of amazing food- thank you guys for taking great care of us!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 November 2020

We had the pleasure to be served by Pablo! He was so nice and helpful. He has the best recommendations and made our night. The scenery was great! Somehow there were no bugs bothering us even though we were outside! It was absolutely perfect.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 March 2020

My friends and I were looking for a restaurant for lunch and decided we’d stop at the first place we saw after walking toward town from Paradise Hot Springs. Bongos was it! This restaurant seemed more local than some other places we’d seen closer to.../ in town – we were the only diners who didn’t speak Spanish. Our waiter, Bob, was fantastic and, although the restaurant had only been open a week and therefore not everything on the menu was available (for example there was no guac or avocado), he did the best he could to offer us what was available. We ordered some chips and (meat-based) salsa as an appetizer, which Bob gave us gratis. We enjoyed the rest of the food we also ordered, though I felt my burrito was a bit “soggy” (it was swimming in some kind of juice when it was served) and the sour cream tasted more like mayo. All menu items are Mexican-inspired and the menu is only in Spanish, but Bob and the owner (who was apparently previously in Jacksonville but has recently returned home to Costa Rica for family reasons to open this restaurant) both speak excellent English. The restaurant is open-air on all sides, fun music was playing overhead, and there are good views. Bongos has the fastest (free) wifi we experienced in La Fortuna, though note it’s best to pay your bill in colones as they offer a poor conversion rate ($1 = 500 colones).More

Date of visit: March 2020
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