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La Carretta - CLOSED

Calle 1, Avenida Central | Across The Street From The Courthouse, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 3156
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (4 reviews)
“batidos” (3 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 1, Avenida Central | Across The Street From The Courthouse, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the server was very profesional and corteous. We had Sirloin Casado and Seafood soup. The place is clean. They also run a small library with English, French and Spanish books. You can borrow or exchange books.

Thank Alexis S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We were told it's a nice little restaurant, so went for lunch on Sunday. We were happy to see the varied breakfast menu is available all day! I highly recommend the sea bass with shrimp in white garlic sauce. Best value we've seen in CR....More

Thank nanlojo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Delicious food, fun place. We took our grandchildren, and all of enjoyed it. We went several times during our visit in Atenas

Thank ColoradoTulip
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed delicious traditional Costa Rican casado, a smoothie, and a Nutella crepe. Prices were reasonable and service was quick and friendly. Loved the free library concept. Casual atmosphere, conveniently located right off the square.

Thank Zoelovesmom
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in late Sunday afternoon for a quick lunch & food was very good. Service was exceptional & they aim to please. We will be back.

Thank NYE2015
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and daughter and I stopped in for lunch on the way back to our hotel in Atenas. A mix of Gringos and Ticos filled the dining areas, one of which is lined with English and German lanquage books for all ages. Service was...More

Thank fourinnj
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our family had a delicious meal here. Sea Bass wonderful (smoothies are great too) It's a combination restaurant and book lending library with friendly service, wonderful menu, and just off the main square. Nice to be surrounded by books as you eat! Recommend highly!

Thank tekt
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent local restaurant. Typical Costa Rica dishes that were all delicious. Loved also that they have so many books. It's like a little library at a restaurant. Borrow Read Return. ❤it. Be back soon for sure.

Thank QdP1E
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We are here staying with friends. We have been there twice. The food is excellent. And the service even better. They have a boook lending library in the restaurant. With a some comfortable seats. The books are in various languages. If you ate in Atenas...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Wonderful service. Menu in English and Spanish, the server also spoke both fluently. We both had the sea bass which was. delicious and generously portioned. I had it grilled and my honey had it grilled with garlic sauce. Both were very good

1  Thank Jackie-yahoo
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1, Avenida Central | Across The Street From The Courthouse, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 3156
  • E-mail
We are a warm and friendly restaurant with comfortable atmosphere for meetings with friends and bussiness associates . We have a varied menu of typical Costa Rican food , meat and seafood for your enjoyment.
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