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“Our Favorite Restaurant in El Castillo”
Review of La Ventanita

La Ventanita
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in El Castillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 2 - USD 6
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This was our favorite restaurant in El Castillo. Although it's hard to tell from driving by, the setting is surprisingly attractive and comfortable. Kelly is a wonderful, personable host who adds to the pleasant ambiance of the place. The food is fresh, flavorful, and an incredible value for what you get. Both the burritos and the tico bowls are great. The smoothies are also wonderful, especially with a shot of rum. Our only wish is that he had beer on hand as the food cries out for beer.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

If you're in the area, make sure to stop by this wonderful little restaurant that serves surprisingly delicious Mexican food. It's all outdoor seating, but even though it was pouring down the day we were there, it was still fine to sit outside under the roof. We had to wait a while for our food, but it was worth it. The burrito and quesadillas were both sensational. All the ingredients were so fresh. Smoothies were good too. In sum, La Ventanita is a small and humble place that offers great food and great value.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Try the extreme burrito. It’s the specialty. Kelly is so hospitable and best meal we’ve had near La Fortuna. If your visiting Arenal, stop by and grab a bite. The fresh, natural smoothies are also amazing!

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

After been travelling in Costa Rica for a month and have eaten really amazing dishes, Kelly's 5$ burrito sticks we me the most. We tried the vegan en vegetarian options, which were the best burrito we ever had. Definitely try the papaya rum smoothie, pura vida!

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner two of our three nights in the area. Burritos are awesome! The vegan burrito was amazing - packed with plantains, avocado, beans and rice! Delicious!

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