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Rancho Perla

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1940
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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41 - 50 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2015

Had tenderloin steak here as well as shrimp cocktail starter. Service was very slow but this was mainly due to 2 other large tables prior to us arriving. Unfortunately people that were on our tour and on the same table as us were rather rude...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Food was fabulous, service was great, really friendly staff. Our dishes came fast and the restaurant offers good prices. Best meal we had in CR. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Bram-en-Denise
Reviewed 6 October 2014

we visited La-Fortuna for 3 days. We were looking for a nice but not too fancy restaurant to eat. At hotel reception recommended us on Rancho-Perla. We came with no expectation and we found amazing place to eat. Service was great, Menus in English, Wonderful...More

1  Thank Amnon A
Reviewed 24 August 2014

A very open air spot a bit off the main drag and a bit difficult to find. Great service and food. And very inexpensive. One of our better meals in Costa Rica.

Thank JoeHouston52
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We went to this restaurant on the advice of several locals. The food was great, the service was great and the price was considerably less than eating at the hotel. I had a steak, my wife and daughter both had seafood and we all thought...More

1  Thank Seth K
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife, son, and I ate here while staying in the Arenal/Fortuna area. It had been recommended by staff at the hotel as well as the driver who brought us from San Jose so we figured it was worth a try. It is located about...More

2  Thank CincinnatiVictor
Reviewed 11 April 2014

My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon and had the most amazing seafood dinner for only around $30 total!

1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed 14 March 2014

On a hot day it's great to sit in the open-air breeze and down a few Imperials. I had the crab avocado and also the chicken and rice. My wife had the sea bass. It was a three-way tie for awesome!

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Ask a local where it is. The sign on the outside doesn't actually say Rancho Perla. fantastic place!

Thank wurldtraveler09
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This was an excellent lunch for $11. The restaurant is a popular tourist spot (handy souvenir shops on either side) and we were very pleased with the food. The restaurant is located on Calle 468 and Avenida 331. This is when we learned that Costa...More

Thank Carlita62
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29 January 2015|
Response from Francesco109 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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