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Restaurante La Casona Del Cafetal

$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cachi | 1.5 km al sur de la Represa de Cachi, Cartago 506, Costa Rica
+506 2577 1414
11:00 - 04:00
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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I am so in love with this place! Not only is the setting peaceful and beautiful, but the employees are incredibly accommodating and friendly. I felt like I was with an adopted family! One dedicated and generous employee (Ernesto), in fact, spent more than an hour over three visits to the restaurant just to help me learn a bit of... More 

Thank mtndew99
Cachi, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

First, for what you get I think it is too expensive. The Sunday buffet is good one time and horrible the next. The parking area is large, the atmosphere is nice and the wait staff are attentive. It has probably been at least a year since I've been to eat there and I live 10 minutes from the restaurant.

Thank Char031256
Coral Gables, Florida
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Inside the touristic circuit is this restaurant that is located in the province of Cartago, and occupies a prominent place for its food service, customer service and where you can taste from international food and typical Costa Rican dishes; if you go by your own means, I recommend using "Waze" to locate it, given that it is not in front... More 

Thank Arnold1936
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was the best buffett I have had in all of Costa Rica. Drinks were fresh juices, the soups and salads were tasty and the main course was turkey and beef tips and pork chops.

Thank Jason H
Krakow, Poland
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We came for lunch and stayed much longer. Location, set-up, atmosphere, food, all was very good. After lunch we walked around in beautiful gardens. Food was good and reasonably priced. Biggest disappointment was complete lack of vegetarian options in the menu - there was only one dish close to vegetarian. Obviously important area to explore.

Thank Tom4Asz
Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were in a tour and we had no real expectation about the lunch. So we were late on our program of the day and.... the fish and the chicken were overcooked. But according to the rest this restaurant worth the detour. Very well located on the lake Cachi the coffee flan and the coffee were fabulous. We have walked... More 

Thank Easytraveler450
San José
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

La casona del cafetal is a beautiful restaurant, located near Cachí lake. It has a delicious buffet, and it has so many options, I recommend 100% this food.

Thank Cris A
Artesia, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have been twice to this restaurant. Both times for lunch... always full of patrons... you get your monies worth with the selection of food, specially on Sunday brunch. The views and ambiance of Cachi Lake is a great backdrop for dinning.

Thank Randy J
York, SC
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have visited here several times and it is always wonderful! The food is excellent with beautiful views!

Thank Sue H
Deal, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Location is first class. Beautiful views and gardens to wander around lovely trees, plants and flowers. The restaurant is very big, open and full of light. Food delicious. Excellent meat with salads and lots of local or typical meals too. I had the superb and super nutritive sopa negra with egg and rice and I am sorry to say my... More 

Thank vadbai

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cachi | 1.5 km al sur de la Represa de Cachi, Cartago 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Cartago
  • Phone Number: +506 2577 1414

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