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El Novillo del Arenal

On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1910
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (60 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin
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On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited this place while at La Fortuna. There is new management and new menu. Used to have a more diverse menu but it is now a steakhouse with 4-5 meat cuts. Quality is good, meat tastes fresh. The place is not fancy but staff is...More

Thank Bolivar R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from hiking Volcan Arenal and didn't know what to expect, had not seen any reviews, and we were just really hungry. Wow! The patio was amazing, the views were serene, service was beyond excellent, the drinks were cold,...More

1  Thank Christine v
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice location and view of Arenal Volcano, meals superb taste, but meals came to the table at different times so what it was going to be a meal of a family had to be a first serve first eating due to meals going cold...More

Thank Juan A
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Place doesn't look like much from the side of the road, but we decided to stop by anyway. This place was more than we expected! The food was exquisite and flavorful. Fresh ingredients, good size portions, and very inexpensive. Definitely recommend this place! Think about...More

Thank Cruzfamily2017
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I ate here twice during our stay in La Fortuna. Everything we ate was very good from the garlic bread served before the meal to the rum raisin ice cream we had for dessert and everything we ate in between.

Thank Tina E
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and husband my husband and myself started our day doing a Rain Forest walk and then a Zip line experience. We were driving by this restaurant and decided to stop and check it out. It was a beautiful day, we were hungry after...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A group of friends and I stopped here after we visited the Mistico Hanging Bridges. We were so hungry and the food was well worth the wait. The steak was so juicy and tender. This is definitely great place to stop for lunch or dinner.

Thank DesertDogs7
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner there. We were staying at Lost Iguana and was very nice not having to go all the way into town.

Thank tomgar3
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I had the chicken, egg, vegetables, rice and beans typical CR dinner. My husband had a steak that was recommended by waiter. My dinner was good and very affordable. . My husband's wasn't great and not worth the price. Staff was friendly atmosphere was good....More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We came with our friends for a late lunch, good quality of meats, not very good fish- not properly cooked, good athmosfere nice view .

Thank Spiderbar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1910
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