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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Restaurants

Don Rufino

  • Eclectic

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Although this is one of the more upscale restaurants in the area, there's no need to dress up here: this is La Fortuna, after all. The L-shape bar fronting the main street has become a popular expat and tourist hangout and lends a relaxed air to the town's most elegant restaurant. The user-friendly menu is marked with symbols of chili peppers for spicy dishes and a check mark for those that are highly recommended. Friendly wait staff might suggest chicken seasoned with

chocolate, coffee, and tarragon or forest lasagna made with wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, and ricotta cheese. The tilapia in bacon-and-tomato sauce is also very good.

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Across from gas station, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica



Updated 04/14/2014


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Nov 18, 2008

Great price for great service, great food & a good time.

Seafood is very fresh. Food and service is excellent. The atmosphere is good & eventhough you get gourmet food and upscale service you can come as you are and even bring your laptop for free wi-fi.

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