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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 January 2021

I dinned at the restaurant for diner and the next day for lunch. Both times the waiter and the chef were great- with the smile in their faces and ready to accomodate with anything needed. The steak and hamburger were cooked to perfection, the view...was marvelous, the staff-awesome. Well done!!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Tasty dinner in Arenal- our family enjoyed our dinner at El Novillo. None of us had the steak, but the burgers and chicken were tasty. Our waiter got a little distracted chatting with locals...otherwise, good service and a yummy, reasonably priced dinner!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Not only do you have a spectacular view of the Volcano but the food is very good. I had the chicken in white mushroom sauce and was very pleased. It was a good change of pace from typical food. The latte was also very good...necessitating a second one after dinner. Will return to try the steak.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

Had a delicious dinner at El Novillo. My steak was done to perfection, it was very large and I took half home for lunch the next day.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

So glad we chose this place for our last night in Arenal. We all had steaks and they were very good. My husband thought it was the best steak he has ever had and we have eaten many places. Ambience and service were also very...good.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 28 February 2020

Great food and atmosphere! Really good food!!! Came back for second time the following day! Meat is great here!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

Had the opportunity to eat at El Novillo a few nights ago. I wasn't sure about the place when we entered, but the waiter made us feel welcomed so we decided to stay. The food is reasonably priced and of reasonable quality. You can get...pretty much anything here and you will leave satisfied.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Great view of the water, surrounded by small hot spring pools. The pizza was good, wine good, but I wouldn't recommend the pasta.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 February 2020

I don’t eat a lot of beef but the brisket was delicious. Had a nice bottle of wine, chilled wine glasses and the meat was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here. The steak was really good, it comes with vegies and potatoes and the guy who served us was super friendly! Thank you for a lovely dinner

Date of visit: February 2020
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28 August 2018|
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Response from Sherman P | Property representative |
Es un poco oscuro es cerca pero tiene un espacio oscuro el cual afecta la visibilidad en poco tiempo ajustaremos nuevas Luces para cambiarlo
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Novillo del Arenal

  • Yes, El Novillo del Arenal offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, El Novillo del Arenal offers delivery services.

  • El Novillo del Arenal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5