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“Excellent food in a local restaurant ”
Review of La Nena

La Nena
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Cocles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 20
Description: We serve Caribbean food, we use fresh local products to to let you taste a Caribbean experience. We are located in Cocles, just in front of the soccer field.
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Description: We serve Caribbean food, we use fresh local products to to let you taste a Caribbean experience. We are located in Cocles, just in front of the soccer field.
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at La Nena, stopped there on the way to cocles beach. It was delicious.
We both had a plate of fajitas that was excellent. Very reasonable price for a good meal.
The staff was also very friendly.
Good simple restaurant with local food.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MandyTrg
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This place is not very special, but the food is better than in the average soda.
(we visited 3 times, ate different dishes and were never dissatisfied)

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Frans M
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We came across this place by chance whilst cycling from our hotel into Puerto Viejo. It fronts onto the road on the opposite side to the beach. There is a modest range of food options on he menu, but this is probably sensible for a small restaurant.
We picked the Dorado with mango sauce. The meal was really good with decent portion sizes and additional little touches like a small portion of potato salad on the plate.
Service was very good and the food extremely reasonably priced.
One of the previous reviewers has questioned the number of 5* ratings for this place suggesting ‘the bar is set low’.
Well, I feel it depends on how you are judging. If judging just on food quality, then surely Michelin starred restaurants would normally be on top. I am judging on the whole package, especially including value for money.
Very reasonably priced meal, tasty food and good service.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank robinjn1
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Francesco B, Propietario at La Nena, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Dear robinjn1,
thanks for your visity and feedback.

My opinion is that if only the Michelin restaurants may be rated 5 stars,Tripadvisor would not exist.

But after reading your kind review, I would expetcted that you rated us 5 instead of 4

Thanks and Best Regards!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The food here was OK, but for the life of me, I don't understand why all the 5 stars??? If this is 5 stars, then you've set the bar pretty low.. We found the food to be somewhat bland. My chicken burrito was mostly lettuce, and the mixed fruit smoothie was mostly banana. The service was very typical Cost Rican, which is to say indifferent but decent. This is a very typical soda with very typical food and prices. Certainly not 5 star dining!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank John B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stopped here for lunch. Casados with pork was excellent. Service a little slow, but only two people in the kitchen. The wait was well worth it. Good atmosphere and friendly staff

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank James M
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