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Altamira Restaurant

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Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Gluten Free Options
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| Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1600
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we could have had breakfast on the 'springs' side but loved it here - best omelette ever and huge choice of really fresh tasty food.

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Thank Angie L
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a large, partly open air, hotel restaurant seating maybe 150 people. The food is good, though not exceptional, and fairly expensive. The breakfast bar is good. Service is excellent.

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Thank Victoria H
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast were amazing with mimosas and great fresh food. The diner was lovely with a guitar guy that came in and food was fabulous!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast is included when you stay at Nayara. It is a huge buffet with fruit, pastries, breads, sides, and eggs cooked to order. They have sandwiches and granola bars to take with you for lunch. Dinners at Altamira are good. They had a Costa Rican food night while we were there which was very good. The staff is very helpful... More 

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Thank Lee G
Salem, NH
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198 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing way to start off our vacation at Nayara Springs. The MEAT buffet was our first dinner at the resort and everything was amazing. The food was prepared fresh for you and brought to your table. You get to pick out your meat and sides and then go select your salad and appetizers. Every course was delicious and... More 

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Thank Jim T
Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Nayara Resort and Spa. Our first night, Altamira had a barbecue buffet with every imaginable steak. My tenderloin was superb. My husband's porterhouse was not. The rest of the buffet was outstanding: salad, tapas, vegetables, potatoes, etc. it is pricey, but you don't leave hungry. Tonight is a seafood buffet that we are eagerly anticipating. Breakfast... More 

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Thank Marsha O
Newington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Nayara, we were at the Altamira restaurant every day for the complimentary breakfast. The employees were wonderful and gave some great advise. Breakfast was great and most dinners there were very nice.

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Thank Stephen P
Cadillac, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and alternated going to this restaurant for breakfast the view of Arenal volcano was really great! The food was good too we got hooked on the fresh coconut milk right from the coconuts!

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Codicote, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the option of a buffet or a la crate and as the buffet looked so good, chose that. Food was delicious and the nicest steak I have had in Costa Rica. Great music by a guitarist and a very pleasant evening

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Thank Anenome5
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The food here was so delicious. We had breakfast and dinner there each day. The omelet station in the morning was my go to. The food was so fresh. Dinner was great every night. They even had themed nights. The menu had a lot of variety. The arroz con pollo was my favorite. Thanks Abel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?