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“Excellent Middle Eastern Dinner!”
Review of Tabbule Restaurant

Tabbule Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$22
Description: New Middle Eastern food in La Fortuna. We offer healthy and delicious alternatives for meat lovers and vegetarians. Specialized in Turkish and Lebanese cuisine. Good ambiance with front view of the Arenal Volcano. Located right next to Que Rico Arenal Restaurant.
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Description: New Middle Eastern food in La Fortuna. We offer healthy and delicious alternatives for meat lovers and vegetarians. Specialized in Turkish and Lebanese cuisine. Good ambiance with front view of the Arenal Volcano. Located right next to Que Rico Arenal Restaurant.
Reviewed 5 February 2020

Four of us had dinner at Tabbule about two weeks ago and it was excellent. Ingredients were fresh and the spices and seasoning were what made the dishes so wonderful! Some of the best Lebanese food I've had. Pita was airy with the right amount of char. We shared appetizers and ordered four entres. It was too much food as the servings are generous. Lovely middle eastern decor and very friendly owner who stopped to chat with us for awhile. He owns the hotel and Italian restaurant that are attached to Tabbule. His chef is professionally trained and it showed in the execution of the dishes. Just wish we had been able to take the leftovers home with us, but we were staying at a hotel. Also wonderful change of pace from Costa Rican cuisine which can be somewhat bland.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Judith M
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear TripAdvisor user, thank you for your detailed review about our restaurant!

We love hearing you enjoyed everything about your dining experience with us: food, service, and décor.
We appreciate your time and comments very much and would like to invite you to come back to our place soon. It will be again a pleasure to serve you!

Best regards,
Hernán Cordero

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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

When we got the the restaurant, if was almost empty. And yet we had to wait 50 minutes to get anything on our table. Including bread. Not OK!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Jenya V
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear Eugenia,
First of all, we would like to apologize for the delay experienced the day of your visit. It is completely unacceptable and we want you to know we have not ignored the situation and we have already taken action with our staff to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Thank you for your feedback. It helps us to improve!

Best regards,
Hernán Cordero

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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

It was great to find a different style of food choice during my recent trip to Costa Rica. I am gluten free although I indimrned them they still added crackers to the salad which was annoying. However the food was well seasoned and tasty. Not cheap.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank lulusailorgirl
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear TripAdvisor user,
Thank you for giving us your feedback and letting us know how your experience with us was.
We are happy to offer an alternative dining option in the area and as you mention our ingredients are fresh and our dishes very tasty!
We apologize for the carelessness regarding crackers. We have already spoken to our staff to avoid similar situations.

Best regards,
Hernán Cordero

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Reviewed 2 August 2019

Very good Lebanese food. Kibbeh, Baba Ghanoush, and the chicken (any dish) is excellent. They mostly source local ingredients. Great service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear TripAdvisor user,

Thank you for posting your positive comment about your recent visit to our Middle Eastern restaurant.

We love hearing you liked our service, then chicken dishes and some of our appetizers.

We hope to be able to serve you next time you visit the Arenal area again.

Best regards,
Hernán Cordero

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Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

We loved our time at Tabbule! We saw this restaurant on Trip Adviser. My husband and I are huge Middle Eastern food lovers so we thought we would give it a go. We were very happy with our meal. The servers were kind and we thought the flavor was so unique to the other foods you find in Costa Rica. It is definitely worth a try if you like Middle Eastern food!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ajhuffaker
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear TripAdvisor user,

We are very glad you liked our restaurant, the staff and food you tried.
We prepare all our dishes with fresh ingredients and Lebanese traditional spices that give this food a very unique taste.


Thank you very much for visiting and for sharing your experience !


All the best,
Hernán Cordero

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