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Cascajo's del Arenal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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| 800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9674
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Lafayette, Colorado
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there after having visited the Mistico Hanging Bridges Park. The food is maybe too fancy weird, but we were not a fan of the sauces on our 3 dishes. Too much sauce or not tasting too good. But that could be just us. The staff were nice. The best of all is that the restaurant is in the... More 

Thank Florence B
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

A black eye on an otherwise perfect trip to La Fortuna. We were looking for a more reasonably priced and authentic Tico restaurant from our hotel. Waiter was great with the kids - but a $215 bill for 8 people at a soda (with mediocre food quality) was ridiculous - and we didn't even have alcohol. After the large bill... More 

Thank tandrhawkins
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Be sure to have a lot of cash on you. They are expensive for dinner and they did not want to take Visa. The claim was that their phone connection was bad and therefore credit cards did not work. We had to leave family behind and drive to the hotel to get cash to pay for dinner. We spoke with... More 

Thank EAtexas
Catlett, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Terrific food, amazing service. Highly recommended. Owner gave us sample food and drinks and treated us like gold.

1 Thank Mark D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Lucky find along the way to Arenal national park. Great food that everyone in our party enjoyed. No one left hungry- best arroz con pollo yet! A visit by a Tucan and wild turkey were a plus.

Thank Jeff P
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for some ceviche and guacamole. Delicious, fresh and not expensive. Nice outdoor, covered seating area. It's a bit out of town so not easy to find, but a lovely little spot.

Thank Laura A
Wilmette, Illinois
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We got to this place by recommendation from the guide who we just finished a volcano hike with, Cristian. We didn't want to go back to the hotel restaurant, and wanted to grab something good and authentic. The place is very close to the Arenal Nat'l Park. We were the only ones there on Thursday night. My daughters fell in... More 

Thank yn10
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stopped here after hiking at the Volcano National Park and had amazing service and terrific food! They bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and we would definitely recommend. The view was wonderful and the animals that come up to you adorable!

Thank Barbara C
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and a beer after visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park. The food was great and service was very friendly, especially Marvin (of course). We would definitely go there again!

Thank Ricker T
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after the suspension bridges and before hiking in the national park. Extremely well located 1km from the park. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. The observatory rice was the best traditional dish we've had so far. Highly recommend it!

Thank Sameidinger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 800 mts west del Hotel Tabacon, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9674
Very friendly people. Good choice of typical food- we had a nice fish.
Quite place. You sit outside under a wooden roof.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?