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Restaurante El Coloso

Frente a Super Cristian #4 | In Front of the Super Cristian #4 on the Main Road, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1244
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (22 reviews)
“small nachos” (2 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Latin, Healthy, Central American, Costa Rican, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Frente a Super Cristian #4 | In Front of the Super Cristian #4 on the Main Road, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are vegetarian and finding good vegetarian food is hard when traveling. We stopped at this place on our way back from La Fortuna waterfall and were unexpectedly surprised by the good food. We had vegetarian casado, burrito and nachos and all were excellent. Everything...More

Thank Jatin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The casados were fantastic - great typical food. Looked like a good breakfast selection of gallos pintos as well. Friendly service. All outdoor seating, typical of restaurants in this area.More

Thank Scott S
Luis R, Propietario at Restaurante El Coloso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo en dejarnos tu opinion para nosotros es muy importante, y que disfrutarás de nuestros...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I wanted to have a taste of some real Costa Rican food. Ordered the Vegetarian rice with plantains and my wife had the Coloso Arenal. The food was just awesome !!!! Not to forget the deliciously made vegetable soup !!! Definitely worth it !!!

Thank Raaghav V
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We stopped by this place on our way to the hotel and it was a great find. The food was reasonably priced, the service was great, and the food tasted great as well. Its a nice environment right on the main road to the activities....More

Thank 2BInthewild
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Had two dinners with friends during stay there on December 12 and 13, 2017. Very nice food and service, highly recommended!

Thank Jetzhao
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an okay meal here on evening in Arenal. We both had the fried chicken with different things. It was cheap and cheerful but nothing else.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had a traditional lunch that was great! They started by serving us home made tortilla chips and garlic rolls. Followed by Rice with black beans, salad, fried yellow plantains and your choice of meat, (me and my fiancee had fried chicken) Food was excellent and...More

Thank Nathaniel M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Let me begin by saying we love Costa Rica but you don't come for the food. The food is generally okay to good. El Coloso is one of those exceptions, every is very good. The nachos were great. We went there to get the fried...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The chicken was so moist and the food was delicious! Best casado of my trip. I really enjoyed the food here.

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My family and I were staying at Los Lagos a couple miles up. We wanted a genuinely good, not too expensive place to eat. We asked some locals and they recommended this restaurant. The food was amazing!!!! Staff was friendly. Clean place. It was the...More

Thank lizzievanness
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3,000 - USD 4,500
Latin, Healthy, Central American, Costa Rican, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente a Super Cristian #4 | In Front of the Super Cristian #4 on the Main Road, La 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 1244
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Restaurante El Coloso is a family project that opened since 2010, in order to satisfy everyone with our varieties of food (typical food, vegetarian, fast food, soups etc..) and excellent prices. In addition we care about the attention to our busine cliente.
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