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$4 - $20
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International, Costa Rican, Healthy, Central American
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at The Springs resort which is a mile away. We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we visited twice during our stay. The owners were very welcoming and pleasant, it is obvious they take pride in this family restaurant. Our entrees varied from...beef and chicken to shrimp and were all excellent. The food was a bit salty but that is the only downside. The caprese salad was fresh and delicious and the drinks were reasonably priced. We highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the La Fortuna area!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Arenal and this restaurant was the highlight of our time there. Family run and caring, friendly, welcoming service. We were a group of 10 and each dish was amazing and artistically presented! Farm to table ingredients (vegetable gardens behind the...restaurant). Leo salmon, cerviche, appetizers (caprice salad) were superb. The owners take pride in what they do! The atmosphere was simple yet chic. Loved it!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a romantic trip with my wife, spent the night in a nearby glamping spot and then checked TripAdvisor for lunch… this restaurant came out with the travelers choice seal and we decided to give it a try… no regrets. Amazing Caribbean chicken...and blackberry roasted pork loin… and of course I really liked the local artisan beer “Liberiana”.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and super friendly service! The Leo’s Salmon was a standout. Beautiful location near The Springs Hotel. We spent 4 nights in La Fortuna and this was our favorite meal.

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

The service was incredible and the quality of the food was exceptional! It was all very fresh and the view is stunning. The meat was some of the best I have ever had and it was all very affordable :)

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW - Make sure you work this into at least one or two dinners while you're staying around the La Fortuna area. The views are super unique with one side volcano and other side Lake Nicaragua when it's clear. Definitely go before it gets dark...to enjoy those views! This place is 100% family ran and you can feel the love right when you walk in. We loved talking with Luis and he gave lots of excellent recommendations. Now the food... omg, by far the best food I've had in a long time. We tried SO much and every single thing was perfection. We decided to go back two nights later to try more food, as we loved it so much. Thank you Luis and Yorllini!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I found this gem just outside of the Springs Resort and Spa where we were staying for our 25th wedding anniversary. Beautiful setting and establishment; modern and clean; elegant yet cozy ambiance; tasty appetizers and entrees; with personalized service from the owners....So glad we found this place on our last night; enjoyed it so much more than the resort restaurants or the places we tried in La Fortuna (and was much more reasonably priced as well). Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022

We enjoyed dinner for two and chatting with the owner. Great menu variety, great service, great views! It's obvious the family takes a lot of pride in maintaining the restaurant and garden. We also enjoyed the reasonable prices (especially compared to our resort!)

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

This Resturant was the best one on the trip. Breath taking views are the first thing you will notice. You have views of the volcano, the planes, and on clear days all way to Nicaragua! The owner and his wife greeted us with smiles. The...service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Great all around experience!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

The ride to jalapas was a little bit bumpy but once we got there.. the view was all worth it. You have to go when it’s still light outside, before sundown, so you can see a lot of the view for as long as you...can. Across the road from the restaurant you have a view of the volcano. Inside the restaurant, the view is over the border to Nicaragua, also breathtaking! We had amazing food also: starters we had some tomato soup and calamari. I found the soup sooo tasty! For main we had Costa Rican food: a dish with chicken, coconut/curry sauce, rice & plantain (named Caribbean chicken) and a dish with bbq ribs & pineapple. All the food was very good and everything was quite affordable. The service was done by a very nice gentleman, we also got a free dessert, that was the sweetest thing ever to do. And it was a great dessert: tres leches cake. Loved everything about this place. A must see!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Wonderful, modern restaurant with lovely views from the entire restaurant and delicious food. Take the time and enjoy a wonderful meal here.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

HOLY COW! What an incredible experience. From the insane views, fresh and amazing food, great local beer, and outstanding service. You should not miss this place. From the minute you leave the gravel road and get to the top of the peak you will be...blown away. Do yourself a favor, make this place a priority to experience!!! Our family’s favorite place so far in Costa Rica.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

I just can't say enough about this place!! Small family run restaurant and the owner is also a chef. Food was very very good and service was out of this world! I messaged them for a reservation a few days earlier for our wedding anniversary...dinner and they actually had fresh flowers on our table at arrival! Such a special place!! My biggest regret was not going during the day, as the views are breathtaking! We were told to go at sunset, but sadly cloudy the whole trip!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

12/10 experience!! Everything from the service to the food/drinks was amazing! It was a plus that the owner was very attentive. I would definitely recommend the tropical ceviche! If you are around the area you MUST visit this place!!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Best meal of our time in Fortuna! Incredible views, out of the touristy area. We came twice during our stay- the patacones with fish on top, seafood pasta, & Caribbean chicken were our favorite dishes. Drinks were amazing too!! The owners were very sweet &...you could tell they were passionate about their business. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5