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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Italian, Caribbean, International, Latin, Central American
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
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All reviews lava cake croissant bread pudding smoked pork ribs meat platter shrimp steak fries plantains patacones off the beaten path late lunch la fortuna costa rica great food and service cooked to perfection last night carlos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Restaurant Travesia, their food was excellent and far superior to our hotel. Excellent service.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place..... seriously one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica, not just La Fortuna. My husband and I were on vacation with our friends (another couple) and at risk of sounding pretentious, are all foodies. We all agreed that this place was...our favorite. The four of us split the ceviche, yuca fries, patacones (fried savory plantains) and mussels to start and then for the main split the mixed grill for two, we figured we went really heavy on the aps so it would be enough food... we were right! The food was amazing, before one person could finish talking about how amazing one thing was, someone else was interrupting them to say that they needed to try something else, even the chicken and the chorizo were amazing! But, even after all of that amazing food, we couldn't resist the lava cake and croissant bread pudding (yes, you read that right, croissant bread pudding) which as you can imagine were amazing as well! I also think it's important to mention the non-food related things about Travesia. The atmosphere at this place, it was a modern spin on the typical small local open air restaurant and very clean. This place was also close enough to the main drag of La Fortuna to walk around after, but far enough off that it was not overrun with tourists. There were maybe 10 tables in the place and all but ours was filled with locals there for everything from date night to birthday celebrations. When we mentioned to a few of the employees at our hotel that we were headed to Travesia, they were impressed that we knew about it and sent us with their own recommendations on what to to order! The staff were also super nice and attentive. I'm not going to lie, part of me did not want to write this review because I would hate to see this place turn into anything other than what it is, but obviously I got over that as I'm now at nearly 2,000 characters about how fantastic this place is. If you're in La Fortuna, make sure you check out Travesia, and make sure that you show up hungry!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best meal I HAVE EVER HAD. Everything from the presentation to the taste was AMAZING! Get the Lava Cake! We went in November, it is mostly open (most are) so bring bugspray for mosquitos. Not alot but we got a couple bites. The staff actually...gave us some ;) They were so attentive!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

Ordered the meat and the salmon. Just perfect. Both dishes cooked to perfection. A hidden gem. Would love to go back. Service was also wonderful.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

For this restaurant you need reservations. It is a place with 9 tables. We were able to get a table for 3, and had the punta de cuadril and arroz con camarones. Both were really good. The maduros, yuca and patacón as side dish were...excellent. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022

We were recommended this place by one of our guides, she said it was her favorite. beautiful little restaurant. delicious cocktails and great food presentation.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Wow the food here is out of this world! Highly recommend anyone to eat here. I am quite a cautious eater when on holiday, however after hearing nothing but good reviews about this place I had the salmon with shrimp and it was delicious and...cooked to perfection. Definitely go here if you are in La Fortuna!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

This place is run by awesome and friendly husband-wife duo. Absolutely amazing food with generous portion size. We went for dinners during our stay in La Fortuna. We ordered the mixed grill for two and it was so good. After the first night this was...our go to place. We even walked in the torrential downpour on the second night to get to this place for dinner. We didn’t even want to explore any other places. I believe the owners are Carlos and Madeline. I can’t thank them enough. They made our stay in Arenal very special. I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2022 via mobile

I went with my wife for dinner at this magnificent place on the recommendation and it was simple: Amazing! We ate "colita of quadril".... Delicious

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Wow, they really know how to cook in this place. The food was absolutely amazing and there was a lot of it. Most entrées came with three sides and an optional sauce. It was more food than one person can eat and easily split between...two people. My girlfriend had the Cordon Bleu and it was very flavorful and well executed and I had the seafood soup which was very simple but exactly what I wanted. My nephew had the ribs and said it was the best you ever had, actually my sister’s entire family went back the next night because it was that good.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

We stayed practically next door ate there almost every meal for 3 days! Highly recommend! Our server Carlos is the sweetest! Do not hesitate! We tried a few places in the neighborhood and was disappointed so we kept returning here! Great for families!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

This was one of the best restaurants we have had the good fortune to eat at anywhere in our travels. A lovely atmosphere in a location just outside the bustle of La Fortuna town Center. Service was friendly and impeccable and you get a sense...of the care and attention that the owners and servers take with every detail and dish. Appetizers tuna tartare and ceviche with plantain patties were delicious! Sea bass main course and pork main course with three sides drew gasps of delight with each bite. As the token vegetarian in the group they offered a grilled vegetable panini style Main with fries - very nice! They would also have altered their risotto to be veg if I had wanted. After all those wonderful flavours we could not say no to dessert and we are glad we didn’t! The brownie and croissant bread pudding were the perfect end to a perfect meal! Thank you to the owner for taking the time to chat with us at the end of the night! 10/10!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

I would come back to Costa Rica, specifically La Fortuna, just to eat here again. The food here is incredible and well-priced. My brother and I enjoyed it so much for lunch that we came back for dinner the same day. The service was great...and the servers were super kind. The first time we went, we got the Caesar salad (my brother the chicken and I the shrimp) as appetizers, smoked pork ribs, and salmon with garlic marinated shrimps as entrees. You also get 3 sides and a sauce with the entrees. Every single piece of the meal was just so good. Also, the food is served fresh and well-spaced out so you’re not eating your appetizer with your main meal. We know that we’d pay probably double or triple as much for not as good quality food back in the states. For dinner, we got the Picanha steak (big enough for two) which also came with four sides. My brother and I agreed that this might have been the best steak we’ve ever had. For dessert, the waitress recommended the vanilla croissant pudding, so we got that with the lava cake. Both were just… too good. I don’t really write reviews on anything but the food was so good, the people were so nice, and the service so great that Restaurante Travesia deserves some recognition. This place is amazing!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

We ABSOLUTELY LOVED this restaurant. Hands down our best meal in Costa Rica. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for the quality and quantity you received. Staff were very friendly and even let us bring in our own cake for my daughter's birthday. The...adults LOVED the meat platter and the kids LOVED their burgers and pasta. The picanha and chimichurri are a must!! The lava cake is to die for too! Do NOT miss this place when in La Fortuna. We went back twice and wish we could have gone back more.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

This was by far the BEST meal my family of 4 had in Costa Rica. We had the variety meat platter and it fed 2 adults and 1 teenager. My other teenager got the pork ribs and he said they were the BEST he had...ever tasted. The service was incredible, the food was high quality, and the price was exceptional for the amount/quality we received. I wish we would have been able to eat there multiple times it was that incredible.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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