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El Novillo del Arenal

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1910
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tenderloin” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seafood soup appetizer and jalapeño steak was the bomb. Best meal I’ve had in CR. Great beer selection as well.

Thank chrisboydsphone
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to eat, We ordered meat, and it was amazing. Cooked perfectly and with great taste. We ordered beef tenderloin and as I said, it was amazing.... Recommended

Thank Raúl G
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My 5 year old son absolutely loves this restaurant. The cow and the small playset keep him busy. We had the casado con chuleta (pork) and casado con pollo (chicken); both very delicious. My son gets the chicken fingers with french fries, but he also...More

Thank Thuy R
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice evening in this restaurant. The service was very good and the steaks were delicious.

Thank Carolina H
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This was our favorite place while we were in Arenal. Wonderful food and great service. Our server gave us some great places to visit the next day!

Thank LuvmiVersa
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We were on our wayback from atv tour to tabacon resort and wanted someplace quiet which ruled out almost everyplace in la fortuna, plus it was sunday lunchtime and alot of places closed. Recalled reading about this place on tripadvisor while researching trip and we...More

Thank rixbrown
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had 1 lunch and 1 dinner there. My wife and I ordered 1 plate entree and 1 soup entree. Both quality and quantity are good. Lunch waiter speaks some english, dinner waiter does not, but both are courteous. Would recommend it.

Thank Chister1
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I guess all things change, still a good local restaurant, my tenderloin was very tasty. My husband had the house special which was not as tender. Still all in all a good value

Thank flycatcher06
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

3 of us enjoyed a fine lunch - see photos - hamburger, arroz con pollo & my cascade rica with carne! What a great lunch for $17.50 for 3! Delicious, super service. Great view of Arsenal Volcano.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing! The service was wonderful and the people were absolutely lovely! I highly recommend!!

Thank Eleanor C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the road to Tabacon, 10 KM outside of Fortuna, 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 1910
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