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Mystica Restaurant

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Arena Lake | A l'ouest de Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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De Meern, Netherlands
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This resort offers housing in really heavenly surroundings with a beautifull view. We had a villa with view on the lake. The restaurant is average, but the staff very kind and helpfull. The garden with pool and meditation spots is beautifull. No complaints.

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Thank wkoets
San Jose, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

i went with my whole family, 5 people and ordered two pizzas at nice price and the quality was good as expected for the price. The only thing I didn't like was that the pizza was kind of cold, just cook but kind of cold. I actually liked the place, is a really "hippy-new age" kind of place. Nice view... More 

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Thank Gabriel C
Algarve, Portugal
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149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Very special place in Costa Rica that offers the best food in the coutry! Kind of italian style meals, with local and organic products, wonderful! don't miss the vegetarian pizzas and the soups!!! :) The surrounds are very beautiful and peaceful, you will love it! Five stars!! *****

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Thank Avani A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

My wife and i had pizza here,canned mushrooms are never ok!wine is decanted and of suspicious quality Bad food and overpriced.

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Thank mh2000mh
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed at this place for 6 nights with sweeping views of Lake Arenal. We were absolutely delighted by the quality of the food served. All organically grown and made from scratch. The pizza's were delicious as was the homemade pasta (owner is Italian). We had a 7 course meal on Christmas Eve that still makes my mouth water. They... More 

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Thank lmrayski
Leek
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Went her as party of 4 adults. The setting is really nice overlooking the lake & with lovely gardens. The restaurant was empty in early December & the dining room quite cold from the wind. The interior decor was an effort to be Italian but didn't work & looked rather spartan. Service was poor throughout with little real enthusiasm for... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We were traveling from La Fortuna to Playa Samara and my girlfriend had heard about Mystica so we decided to stop in. The restaurant serves delicious, hand-made pizzas and terrific salads and has a spectacular view of Lake Arenal. In addition, we were given a tour of the grounds by the manager (sorry, I forgot her name). She was very... More 

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Thank Mitchell R
West Kelowna, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

What a nice atmosphere this place has. The food and service are excellent. You actually feel like you are "dining out". The homemade pasta are pizza are a must. It's a nice spot to watch a beautiful sunset.

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Thank Bob P
Liberia, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We love the food, the management, the rooms, the place, the weather, and all. Been there 3 times to eat and once to stay over night.

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Thank Roberto B
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We drove around Arenal Lake on our way from La Fortuna to the Guanacaste coast with 2 hungry kids and were thrilled to fill up on pasta and pizza at Mystica. It was real-deal Italian - although a bit high-end price wise. The gardens and view of the lake are beautiful. The wait staff did not know much English (although... More 

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Thank Elaine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arena Lake | A l'ouest de Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal

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