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Restaurante La Casona Del Cafetal

$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Cachi | 1.5 km al sur de la Represa de Cachi, Cartago 506, Costa Rica
+506 2577 1414
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Artesia, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been twice to this restaurant. Both times for lunch... always full of patrons... you get your monies worth with the selection of food, specially on Sunday brunch. The views and ambiance of Cachi Lake is a great backdrop for dinning.

Thank Randy J
York, SC
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited here several times and it is always wonderful! The food is excellent with beautiful views!

Thank Sue H
Deal, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is first class. Beautiful views and gardens to wander around lovely trees, plants and flowers. The restaurant is very big, open and full of light. Food delicious. Excellent meat with salads and lots of local or typical meals too. I had the superb and super nutritive sopa negra with egg and rice and I am sorry to say my... More 

Thank vadbai
San Jose, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Cartago, you must visit this place.. it has a great view and also the food are delicious. Buy the buffet, the price is not too expensive for the width variety that they have in their buffet

Thank Tatiana M
Cartago, Costa Rica
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is always a great place to visit. From its beautiful natural surroundings to its magnificent food you can rest assure you will have a wonderful time. The gardens and lake area offer plenty of space for the kids and adults to wonder around and discover nature.

Thank SBE73
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's a tough place to review. If you are in the area then by all means go and get to know the place, I quite liked the view from the restaurant; the food is well executed but otherwise not something that would warrant the trip over from Cartago or San Jose just for the sake of the menu. Rations are... More 

Thank veneticook
Cartago, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting this place for many years now and it has became a family tradition,typical food is always delicious, great service, nice views and they really make us feel like we are having a great family time.

Thank Jessicarvajal
Ostend, Belgium
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Management and staff The personal is friendly and correct. Treats the guests as could be expected. Location and accomodation The setting of the place is conveniently at the shores of Lago de Cachi. It has a nice garden around where you can spot some birds and nice butterflies. Just be awate to takeninsect repellent, cause there's a lot of mosquitos.... More 

Thank davidloncke
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Have to admit, driving there..was not expecting much--but what a treat this place turned out to be. Owned for a couple of decades by the Murray family, La Casona is a gem. Great Trout, attentive service and a superb Lakeview! On a random Saturday, there were over 60 guests on the patio and it still had an intimate feel. It's... More 

Thank OsaJohn
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Every comment I saw about this place was complaining about prices but I have to say this is not a cheap "soda" or a place for everyone. The view of the lake is very nice, food was over the average, waiter was a little out of control but we don't have to wait too long to get served, we spend... More 

Thank jose a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cachi | 1.5 km al sur de la Represa de Cachi, Cartago 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Cartago
  • Phone Number: +506 2577 1414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?