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Nene's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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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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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. It's decorated really nicely and comfortably. The staff is attentive and very friendly. They have a great selection on their menu and literally everything looked and tasted even better. Would highly recommend. I wish i had stayed in La fortuna longer, I would've eaten another meal here!!

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Thank itsmeVL
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in here with my wife for dinner after a very active day around Arenal. The food way very good. Not outstanding. The staff is what really made our visit memorable. Very attentive. Very knowledgeable. Great experience all around.

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Thank NickV1985
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were sent to this restaurant through a local guide. Great value and service. The food was delicious. My children still talk about their wonderful grilled steak. The ceviche was also fresh and tasty. We were a group of six and everyone enjoyed their food. One of our best meals in Costa Rica.

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

Thank you very much for such great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We are so glad to hear that your visit at our restaurant was a memorable one. Hope to see you again! Best regards. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Find here at the recommendation of a local. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The ceviche is excellent, my wife's steak was great, and I had the tilapia special, cooked in foil. Very good value for the money.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been nice. Our special dishes are highly recommended and you comments reconfirm that we are on the right direction. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We truly enjoyed this restaurant while we were in Costa Rica. The food was fresh and plentiful, and gave us a great taste of local flavor. Very good!

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Thank cmm122
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards. More 

Uxbridge, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. The food was authentic, fresh and plentiful. Service was awesome and our waiter was very attentive but not "in your face". The price topped it all off...$36.00 for two of us including a couple of Cervezas. Would go back again.

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

Thank you very much for such great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was recommended by several people. Probably the second best restaurant in La Fortuan after Don Rufinos. Had ceviche for the first time and theirs was very good! Our entrees were good but not spectacular, I had rice and shrimp and my boyfriend had some kind of steak. Service was good although I was brought a fruit "juice" which is really... More 

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Thank Caitlin_624
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service, and We are so glad your visit was enjoyable. We will pass your feedback on to the team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good but the service was very disappointing. The waiter was rude and seemed annoyed to have to help us.

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

Thanks for your comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service that reflected in the reviews and we really sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. Our apologies that the experience was not up to the usual standard. We will pass this on to the team. We hope that you will visit us again in the future.... More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about Nene's! The service was phenomenal and the waiter gave us great wine recommendations based on some specials they had. We had the prime rib and tilapia which both came out of the kitchen on plates still on fire. Food was really fresh and they had a ton of options on the menu. If you're in the... More 

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Thank EmilyNYC91
wuando, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that our staff service, quality of food and presentation made your visit pleasant. We work really hard to give a unique experience to our clients, thank again and we look forward serving you in the near future. Best regards More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nene's is a typical local cuisine restaurant, and was recommended by the staff at our hotel. We visited for lunch. Our selections included both chicken and seafood dishes. The food was prepared in typical local style and included vegetables and rice and black beans. Service was very good.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your experience has been nice. Our special dishes are highly recommended and you comments reconfirm that we are on the right direction. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! 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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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