Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Travel Guide

Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Restaurants

Don Rufino

  • Across from gas station Map It
  • La Fortuna
  • Eclectic

Published 06/18/2015

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, especially when there's live music on the calendar. The user-friendly menu is marked with symbols of chili peppers for spicy dishes, a tomato for vegetarian dishes, and a check mark for those that are highly recommended. Friendly waitstaff might suggest chicken seasoned with chocolate, coffee, and tarragon or forest lasagna made with wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, and ricotta cheese. Their grilled meats are local, organic, and are served with a side of polenta, lentils, and caramelized apples in a balsamic dressing. The tilapia in bacon-and-tomato sauce is also very good.

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

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Published 06/18/2015


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