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La Carreta

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Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 3156
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Puyallup, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here staying with friends. We have been there twice. The food is excellent. And the service even better. They have a boook lending library in the restaurant. With a some comfortable seats. The books are in various languages. If you ate in Atenas it is a must stop.

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Thank JENNIFER B
Atenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful service. Menu in English and Spanish, the server also spoke both fluently. We both had the sea bass which was. delicious and generously portioned. I had it grilled and my honey had it grilled with garlic sauce. Both were very good

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1 Thank Jackie-yahoo
Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This being our first time to Costa Rica, we didn't know what to expect for restaurants. However, we experienced a lovely surprise while in the town of Atenas. We were greeted by the staff/owners Adriana and Craig - BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE - the new owners for the past 6 months. This lovely quaint/Eco friendly restaurant close to the centre of town... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great casado, attentive and friendly service and wonderful ambiance. Plenty of books to peruse also. Would definitely come back.

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1 Thank EasyGoingMidwestGuy
Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

La Carreta Restaurant, under new ownership, in Atenas has kept the most popular menu items that customers liked and also has added waffles to their all day breakfast. For a special treat, try the German goulash, a hearty stew with meat, onions and tomatoes. It is filling and rarely found in Costa Rica. After eating, take advantage of the loan... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Super friendly place with lots of books to trade or take. The food was only ok. In our opinion they would be better off with a smaller menu that was more specialized. The owners talked with us for a while and gave some great suggestions on things to do and places to see. Even though the food was only ok... More 

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice place to get some top notch grub! Small, quiet, Friendly owners....what's not to like? Average price place with above average food.

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palm desert
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I needed dinner delivered, as it was a long day and we had no transportation. They have a special arrangement with the taxis to deliver. My husband ordered a breaded chicken ( like a milanesa) and I ordered shrimp and rice. The chicken was excellent, but the shrimp and rice dish was not. The shrimp was very... More 

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent, generous casadas, courteous, prompt service. Overall fine restaurant. In addition there is a formidable free lending library of various books available to borrow and/or exchange.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice restaurant to try for lunch in Atenas. They have all the basic Costa Rican dishes and the are well prepared. It is a little noisey because of the busy street outside. If you want typical food and good prices then you should stop in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts | Next to to the Parking Lot of the Courts, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 3156
Description
We are a warm and friendly restaurant with varied special atmosphere for meetings with friends and partners also share with friends . We have a varied menu of typical Costa Rican food , meat and seafood for your enjoyment.

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