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Rancho Perla

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1940
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

16 of us stopped here for lunch having pre ordered from a selection of about 6 main courses. Some had starters from a choice of 2. Generous portions which were beautifully presented, hot and tasted delicous. Staff were very attentive.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked the place so much that we ate here twice! when we first came with our guide I thought what a touristic place, but although the place is touristic by sure, the service was very gentle and friendly and the food was very good....More

Thank Zechine
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ate with a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meals and the service. I had the caprese salad followed by tuna steak with shrimps and garlic sauce. It was delicious! And the prices are very good. The portions are generous as well. There...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Great location off the beaten path with all outdoor covered seating. Amazing mussels, the biggest I have ever had. The ceviche was fantastic. I had the garlic sea bass which was superb. It came with steamed vegetables and potatoes. I highly recommend this place to...More

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We ate ate Rancho Perla with our crazy family of seven. Service was outstanding and the food was superb. This is an extremely casual restaurant which is not unusual n Costa Rica, but the food was pretty close to gourmet. The waitstaff were very accommodating....More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten path being that it’s off the main road but not much around. Very few staffers spoke English so communication was sometimes challenging but we were in their country so we made it work. They accept American dollars. It was a smidge pricey...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended. My husband and I ordered the steak special which was cooked expertly according to our preferences. The steamed veggies were unremarkable. Be sure to try the house made hot sauce- delicious! Overall the meal was good, but not out of...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 29 December 2017

On a recent trip to La Fortuna, I had the opportunity to have dinner at this amazing restaurant - it was so good that I came back again. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in La Fortuna! I will definitely be back!

Thank Kerrie E
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Good place good servers and good selection of food although a little expensive. We went there with friends we had met earlier

Thank Bill Draig J
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We have a great dinner with a wonderful service. We start with a delicious seafood salad and Tuna ceviche, for our main course we choose Mahi Mahi tomato and olives also Rosemary sea bass. Best meal in a few days. Thank you Perla!

Thank Danny U
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29 January 2015|
Response from Francesco109 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
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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