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los heroes

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Swiss, European
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lake arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Rosti; hash browns cooked with onions and topped with fried eggs is one of my favorite breakfasts! Whether I enjoy it in my home or the Alps, I didn't expect this in the Lake Arenal Region. At home, I like it with a little ketchup & Tabasco, but I'd never insult the chef when he/she is doing the cooking! I... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Get the fondue (for two people minimum). Their breakfast is yummy too, and their staff is really friendly as well.

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Orlando
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

A group of 8 traveled to the "Swiss Village of Los Heroes" outside of Nuevo Arenal Costa Rica. We had made reservations two days prior. We wanted to experience the little train ride to the revolving restaurant which overlooks beautiful Lake Arenal. The narrow guage train chug chuged up the hills in little wooden observation cars, and it was cute... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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289 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We loved the fresh baked bread with jam and home produced butter! The cocoa was simply over the top good. Lovely fresh mountain air, not too hot nor cool. Saw two toucans after breakfast flying from one tree to the next. This truly was the best breakfast on our trip and came graitis with the room. The train ride is... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I have been visiting in the Arenal area for several years now, a couple of times a year and this place has always been a mystery to me. Each time I would go by it would either looks closed or we had some pressing activity for the day. Today I was down with little to do and so decided I... More 

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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We had our wedding anniversary here. Invited thirty of our closest friends to join us for a train ride. Selena emailed back and forth promptly as we were making arrangements. All were pleased with the dinner, which was designed on this occasion to cater to local taste. Some friends arrived after the train left the station, and were glad the... More 

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Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Wonderful Swiss setting, cheese fondue, fondue bourgignon, geschnetzeltes etc. All expertly prepared and served by friendly staff

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

My husband and I stopped to see the grounds and train as we have traveled thru Switzerland several years ago. This is defintely a little bit of Switzerland in Costa Rica. It was really interesting to see the Hotel, apartments and Chapel. The Chapel was especially pretty with beautiful paintings inside. The Hotel has a restaurant but we decided to... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

We were only there for a walk-through for a few minutes. We learned from locals that the original owner who came after WW2 is older now, and his missing touch is showing in the place looking like maintenance is being deferred. It could use sprucing up. We heard that the original owner was a talented engineer who built a charming... More 

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Petersburg, Alaska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Pepper steak is outstanding, as is the Hungarian goulash. This restaurant has the most tender beef in all of Costa Rica.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: lake arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?