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El Novillo del Arenal

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, , Latin
On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1910
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tenderloin” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Good food. Visited by mainly locals. Large area with sufficient space between the tables. Privacy guaranteed. They serve beer and wine.

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner for two. Husband got the recommendation steak and I had the tenderloin. Both we turned to perfection, medium rare. It is open air and in the mountains, so people sensitive to mosquitos be prepared. I wore pants and was just...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place close the the Arenal Lodge, and we decided to stop by to try it out. Like most restaurants in the are, it is open to the weather with no school. There was a mild breeze, so it was fine....More

Thank chuckq
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Revisited this place while at La Fortuna. There is new management and new menu. Used to have a more diverse menu but it is now a steakhouse with 4-5 meat cuts. Quality is good, meat tastes fresh. The place is not fancy but staff is...More

Thank Bolivar R
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from hiking Volcan Arenal and didn't know what to expect, had not seen any reviews, and we were just really hungry. Wow! The patio was amazing, the views were serene, service was beyond excellent, the drinks were cold,...More

1  Thank Christine v
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice location and view of Arenal Volcano, meals superb taste, but meals came to the table at different times so what it was going to be a meal of a family had to be a first serve first eating due to meals going cold...More

Thank Juan A
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Place doesn't look like much from the side of the road, but we decided to stop by anyway. This place was more than we expected! The food was exquisite and flavorful. Fresh ingredients, good size portions, and very inexpensive. Definitely recommend this place! Think about...More

Thank Cruzfamily2017
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I ate here twice during our stay in La Fortuna. Everything we ate was very good from the garlic bread served before the meal to the rum raisin ice cream we had for dessert and everything we ate in between.

Thank Tina E
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and husband my husband and myself started our day doing a Rain Forest walk and then a Zip line experience. We were driving by this restaurant and decided to stop and check it out. It was a beautiful day, we were hungry after...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

A group of friends and I stopped here after we visited the Mistico Hanging Bridges. We were so hungry and the food was well worth the wait. The steak was so juicy and tender. This is definitely great place to stop for lunch or dinner.

Thank DesertDogs7
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1910
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