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Rancho Perla

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1940
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
“tuna” (5 reviews)
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

While driving from Arenal Volcano toward the Cloud Forest we stopped for lunch at Rancho Perla. The food was delicious, with large portions, and especially fresh and tasty. The setting is very beautiful and dramatic, with a feeling of bringing the outdoors inside. After a...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very nice restaurant away from the bustle of La Fortuna. Terrific food, and the service was great - not a bad price either. Outside, lots of beautiful bird life, and always the brooding menace of the volcano

Thank AscotMike
Reviewed 4 March 2017

From the moment we sat down, the staff and manager could not be more friendly and helpful. The menu was extensive and we chose the chateaubriand to share between 2 of us. We have been lucky enough to have eaten in many nice restaurants around...More

Thank aanLondonUk
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We popped in for lunch and had the grilled chicken, with salad. It was very fresh, beautifully cooked and really succulent. Although simple, it was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica and a welcome change from pizza and pasta.

Thank carblu2016
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went to LaPerla as part of a bus excursion to Arenal and we certainly enjoyed the quality of the food. We were given a choice ahead of time on what to eat; fajitas, tilapia, or chicken. There are big tables for groups to sit...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We were given a great welcome with umbrellas from our taxi to inside the restaurant as it was raining heavily. I had the fresh tuna with a king prawn sauce and it was done to perfection. It came with a jacket potato and various veggies....More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 16 January 2017

went there on a friends recommendation and it was awesome.. The seafood we ate was fresh and filling.. We could not eat it all..

Thank rgeiereec
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not only the food quality but the restaurant itself is very cozy and away from the main street noise Recommended 100%

Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Everything was great, delicious food, amazing fusion and beautiful place, fresh food, The price is in line with the quality and service.

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have being at this restaurant dozens of times and every single time is the same or even better, from my point of view this restaurant is the best restaurant from many of it class and the most important thing is not over priced, Perla...More

Thank Andres L
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Can you share your recipe for Arroz Con Pollo? Its the best I have ever had. I tried using a Tican recipe from a local cookbook but it does not have the sauce that made yours creamy and so flavorful.
29 January 2015|
Response from Francesco109 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am just a reviewer, I am not the restaurant's Chef! You have sent your question to the wrong person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 1940
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