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Gecko's

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Cafe, Delicatessen, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Center of la Fortuna, First Floor of Arenal Jireh Hotel | 300m before La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8905
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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This place has great quesadillos and the soft tacos were really good too. Reasonable prices cute little place.

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Thank Nicki H
McLean, Virginia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Delicious. Although it is pricey it is well worth it. In the 3 days we stayed in La Fortuna we stated everyday here with their breakfast sandwich and breakfast burrito. They also use real sour cream and not natilla which is a rarity in Costa Rica. I can't speak on anything other than breakfast but absolutely worth the breakfast stop... More 

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Thank JGarrettson
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The meal was pretty good actually. But was pricy. Also the service was weird. My wife told him, "can you make the breakfast sandwich with a bagel instead of bread" and he said no. Haha. He said he can't make that happen. It won't fit. So I said "can you do it anyway even if it can't fit" also they... More 

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Martinsville, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

stopped in for lunch...wow ! Fresh avocodo on sandwich ..fresh fruit...great coffee. Purchase some of their jarred fruit salsa while you are there to take back home for a taste of Costa Rica.

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Thank Sylvia G
Chicago
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

As Gecko Gourmet appears to be one of the few places that serves food that travels well and I had an active visit to La Fortuna, I stopped by several times. The chicken caprese sandwich was not worth it. The basil is dried and the tomato was not put on the sandwich. I asked for no mayo and instead my... More 

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Thank katatatat
Cloverdale, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is must stop place for lunch if you are in la fortuna. The coffee milkshakes are really great and so are the sandwiches/wraps. Be careful though because one of the wraps we ordered was more like a burrito (rice and beans) than a wrap. Not that it didnt taste good but it just wasnt what we felt like eating... More 

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Thank Christopher1384
Vancouver, Canada
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418 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

We had lunch at Gecko Gourmet. They had great sandwiches and smoothies. Located just off the main street of La Fortuna. My girlfriend and I each ordered a different sandwich and smoothie and they were all delicious. I would recommend stopping in for lunch.

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Thank Robert K
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

There are a lot of great choices for breakfast or lunch at Gecko Café. I have ordered both the Asian Chicken Salad and the Greek salad and was very satisfied with both. My boyfriend ordered the breakfast sandwich one day and the huevos rancheros the other day and both of them looked amazing. I enjoyed the open air atmosphere of... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Great bread, cheese, eggs, bacon, ripe avocado. Coffee was good also. Friendly bilingual waitress. Going again tomorrow morn.

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Lawrence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We found this cafe a little late on our vacation which may have been a blessing. The food was so good there we ended up eating there our final two days in La Fortuna. Their breakfast burrito was excellent and quite large. We tried different items on the menu each day and I can't complain about a single thing. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe, Delicatessen, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Center of la Fortuna, First Floor of Arenal Jireh Hotel | 300m before La Fortuna Waterfall, 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 8905

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