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“Disappointed.”
Review of Nene's Restaurant

Nene's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Upstate NY
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Disappointed.”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I really wanted to post a positive review but am ambivalent. Part of the problem was "my bad". I neglected to ask the price of the special. I looked at the other prices of entrees with meat and they were reasonable do I ordered the cowboy steak - rare. It was very tough and grisley and only about 2/3 was edible. It took a lot of knife dexterity and perseverence. When the bill arrived and it was$30.00 I was pretty pissed- at myself for not asking the price and them for an exorbitant rate for a terrible piece of meat. On the other hand the ceviche was good and my wife's sea bass was delicious. I learned my lessons tonight- skip the carne and always ask the price of the special.........

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Maine
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62 reviews
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“Nene's was a No No”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We went here based on our hotel's recommendation for a moderate restaurant with Costa Rican food. I ordered a casado of pork and it was tough and chewy. Two kids ordered fish which was okay, but salty & slightly mushy, and the other ordered grilled chicken which she enjoyed. My husband ordered a daily special pork ribs which were not as expected but still tasty, however the price (unknown at time of ordering) was twice that of the other entrees. Our waiter was indifferent at best, slow to deliver beverages, and charged us for an extra glass of wine. The meal, overall, was disappointing.

Visited February 2012
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LONDON
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Average Service”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Though the fire presentation are quite nice, in general the service is just regular, and the food quality good.

Visited February 2012
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Saint Nom la Breteche
Level 6 Contributor
492 reviews
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“À good surprise with excellent fish in spite of mixed reviews”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The exact name is restaurante Los Nenes right in the center of La Fortuna close to main street. The restaurant room is non appealing and needs to be redecorated. This being said the service was pleasant and efficient. A very good fish - tilapia- with camarones served with a spectacular flaming dish. Well cooked and very well seasoned. A pity that the restaurant dining room be so dull. Prices are attractive and much less than thé best ones in La Fortuna.

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South Dakota
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“great local food”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Really fun little restaurant primarily frequented by locals. Service and food were both very good.

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