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Nene's Restaurant

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Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9192
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited Nene's a few days ago. What I love about this place is that the offer International food but with the costarican flavor. My daughters also love it! Specially the flan! You should try that one! is the best! The service is also great, special thanks to Ana and Lucía.

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Thank 941aba
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place and the owner is a wonderful guy. Happened to be there on my bday and as soon as they heard they came out with cake candles and singing :). Great service and wonderful food.

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Thank Michael L
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great local food. Was recommended to us by our guide for lunch. We liked it so much we went back for dinner. The food is simple local dishes. Go for the ceviche and the juicy steaks.

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Thank Agnes K
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

not now a days... when we ate there 12 yrs ago it was the spot. now the food is meh, the service is meh, the ambience is meh and the price for the meh-meh-meh is too much.

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Thank lunahod
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we had 2 nice meals here. good food and good service. many plates were way too large for our taste but all looked well prepared. palmitos salad was excellent.

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Thank Martha K
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, food and drinks. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try everyday, to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards. More 

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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday the day we visited this restaurant and all of the staff were fantastic, very friendly and arranged for a free drink and dessert for me, which was lovely! The food was very tasty, I had a steak which was well cooked. Decent drinks selection too. Overall, the waiting staff made it a great night with very... More 

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Thank Peppy C
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so delighted that our restaurant, food and staff were instrumental to make your celebration memorable. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life´s celebrations. Warmest regards. More 

Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by several locals and we weren't disappointed. Large portions of very tasty food. Good wine selection and nice ambiance. Hidden down a side street in La Fortuna but worth searching for.

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Thank MNFamilyAdventurers
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad to read your comments, which we greatly appreciate. We celebrate your visit has been to the level of your requirements and look forward to offering our services in the near future. Thanks for your kindness Best regards More 

Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended by the hotel. Seemed like a mix of tourists and locals, but most importantly the food was excellent. Particularly enjoyed their pasta, and the Tres Leches cake.

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Thank dzingmond
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great compliments. We are pleased to check your satisfaction and we will be very proud to offer you our best service and attention on your next visit. Thanks again and see you next time. Best regards. More 

Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sensational meal of tilapia, delicately flavored with an herbed cheese, with grilled tomato and palm heart slices, with two large shrimp on the side and mixed steamed vegetables. It came steaming hot in a foil "bag" that was still flaming until it got to the table. My husband's pork strips were similarly good. Reasonably priced entrees.

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Thank 568brucew
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate your positive comments concerning our food service. We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment. Our staffs continually go above and beyond in order to please our valued guests. We appreciate your visit, and we look forward to having you as your client. Best regards. More 

LaSalle, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A recommendation led us to Nene's. What a great place. Excellent service and meals. A little off the beaten path.

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Thank DHBunky
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks on your “Fantastic” review. Great to hear of your marvelous impressions of our team, food and atmosphere, it makes us all very proud of what we do and it gives us a boost of energy and drives us on. We appreciate your visit, and we look forward to having you as our client. Best regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9192

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