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Nene's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Spanish
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Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9192
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Burlington, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We asked our taxi driver where a good place to eat was and he recommended we try here. After that, we mentioned it to another local person and they too said it was a great place. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Service was great. Many items to choose from, our small group of four all ordered something... More 

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Thank ufp_girl
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved it. Asked a taxi driver to take us somewhere middle of the road, not too casual. He took us to Nene's. A little hidden, in between streets on a side street. Service was great, and they were very attentive. Food was great, too! I had the garlic chicken dish. Came with potatoes, veggies. Very traditional meal. But it tasted... More 

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Thank Mark A
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a terrific meal at Nene's. Fantastic ceviche and seafood entrees. Great service. We ate early around 6 and we're glad because there were lineups most of our meal. Steamed Tilapia was a standout dish. We'll ask for reduced salt next time though. Highly recommended

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Thank pwdwyer
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant NeNe's came recommended by a local from La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa Rica. It is indeed off the beaten path. The outside is not fancy and doesn't call your attention, but the service and food is top notch! My daughter ordered steamed tilapia which came ablaze on a large foil covered platter. The fish was delicious, tender and moist. I... More 

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Thank Susan K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor meat and also over cooked. Rice with shrimp was just ok. The place is nice but food is average...

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Thank Luca F
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here because we were recommended this was a good inexpensive lunch spot. We did go but the prices were high compared to other restaurants that serve similar food. The food was good and God customer service.

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Thank Evelyn F
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a a fish in garlic sauce and it was amazing!! The fish was well seasoned and cooked, served with small baked potatoes. The drink (juice) was also delicious. I wished I was still there so I could have it again. The waitress was very cordial, amicable and respectful. Well priced, and nice atmosphere. The place have a nice... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Nene's on a rainy night when we were looking for a place to get off the street and call a taxi to come pick us up. Located only one block off the main street, Nene's offers a wide variety of menu items to choose from. We asked to stick with the local dishes, as we wanted something different... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were six of us in our group who took a chance on this restaurant and were completely delighted! Excellent wait staff with exceptional language skills which helped to highlight our experience. They offered recommendations and the food was delivered quickly and everyone enjoyed their meal. I enjoyed garlic butter sea bass that melted in my mouth. A couple ladies... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide recommended Nene's and we were not disappointed. The ceviche was incredible and the tilapia and beef specials were also amazing. The coconut flan was an excellent way to finish the meal. Huge portions though! The staff is really lovely and friendly.

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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, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?