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El Novillo del Arenal

) #25 of 116 Restaurants in La Fortuna de San Carlos ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, , Latin
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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tenderloin” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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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11 - 20 of 133 reviews

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
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My family of four had a great dinner at El Novillo. It's an open air restaurant with one section a nicer, quieter area and another section of tables near the kitchen that was more active and had a TV playing music videos. We were given...More

Thank MLS08
Reviewed 18 December 2016

El Novillo del Arenal offers good food and service for those in hotels west of La Fortuna. They have later hours than most places. It advertises itself as a steak place, but the steaks are very expensive so I ordered a pork chop which was...More

Thank TMWildMed
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited this restaurant on Dec 9. This is the first time I have ever been invited into the kitchen to see my meal being prepared and been given samples. Living in Alberta, my steak standard is fairly high and this was a good steak....More

Thank felinefunk
Reviewed 8 December 2016

After spending hours at the hot springs you will have an appetite of a lion!!! well go to this restaurant right on the main way of everything in Tabacon and order a rib eye, it wont disappoint.

Thank Barra183
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stopped at El Novillo for a quick lunch enroute to our resort in Arenal during May this year. We enjoyed the freshly cooked food and the simple ambience. Steak is their speciality but everything else is also well prepared and served. They have a...More

Thank RahulPratti
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This was recommended by two locals as the best steakhouse in La Fortuna and we all got the special but the steak was tough and we don't think it was the cut they said it was. I found it to be rather tasteless and Bland...More

Thank commcomm2
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The staff are friendly and welcoming. Good, wholesome, freshly cooked food. We really enjoyed the beef tenderloin casado.

Thank Rad88M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Central American, Latin, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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