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Nene's Restaurant

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Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9192
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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great steak place, good chicken alfedo pasta. Don't order the black bean soup if you are expecting to have black beans. It was more like unseasoned black bean broth, not a bean in sight. They were nice to take it off my bill. Poor air conditioning, very muggy and hot.

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Leonard, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ceviche is very delicious and affordable ! We took a break from shopping and enjoyed some ceviche and cold beer.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told Nene's is where to go in La Fortuna if you want fresh food and great ceviche. We loved it. Very nice and clean restaurant . Ordered to sandwiches too. With the ceviche we only needed one. Fries are included. Enjoyed very much.

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Thank Don H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were recommended this hotel from a chef from Houston as he had ate there the night before. Him being a chef i took his word and he was spot on. I got the steak which was cooked to perfection and reminded me of some of the top steak houses in NYC without the price. My wife got the fish... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here on our last day in La Fortuna. Plenty of options and everything we ordered was delicious!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went to Neme's with my family, and the kids split a cheesy pasta dish and the wife and I got an appetizer and shared a beef main course. Hoping for a foody experience but one look at the menu and you knew that wasn't going to happen. What we all got was a nice "home cooked" style meal. What was... More 

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Thank locke2017
wuando, Guest Relations Manager at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in writing your opinion, our dishes are highly accepted by our diners, so much so they express it in the reviews. Our menu has a variety of items to choose from, we really sorry that it has not been of your pleasure, if we had known at the moment believe me, we had helped... More 

Minnesota
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this restaurant a 6 star if I could. This is one of those places where every little detail has been overseen - absolutely nothing has been overlooked. The wine selection is amazing if you are a wine person (I am not), and the atmosphere and inside is clean and amazingly designed. The wine cooler is custom and... More 

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wuando, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for all your comments about the food, presentation, the location and especially the ones referring the atmosphere because is a critical components to a positive customer experience. We try every day, to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. We hope to have you back in the... More 

Charlotte
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide recommended this restaurant that is off a side street away from the main square a couple blocks. Wife had pasta dish with ham/cheese that was more than she could eat and I had the special of the day. It was a talapia fillets wrapped around tomatos, hearts of palm, and cheese cooked inside aluminum foil and set on... More 

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Thank dunkirkal
wuando, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks on your “Fantastic” review. Great to hear of your marvelous impressions of our restaurante, food and presentation, it makes us all very proud of what we do and it gives us a boost of energy and drives us on. We appreciate your visit, and we look forward to having you as your client. Best regards. More 

Herts,
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying locally Nene's was recommended by our hotel. The menu wasn't very local so a tad disappointed. We didn't opt for the specials which was probably a mistake as the table next to us did and they all looked great. Starter was cerveca - really good and enough for 2 to share. The mains - tilapia or chicken were OK,... More 

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Thank DavidHerts_
wuando, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service. That's why we also choose our products really carefully to make our food, one of the reasons we are highly recommended for all our customers. We really sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Best... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious. Presentation is fantastic as the food. One of the best meals we had while in Costa Rica!

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Thank Kmathis13
wuando, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Nene's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review and for your recommendation. Your maximum grade makes us very glad and cheerful. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your visit, service and our quality food. We are looking forward to your future visit. Sincerely yours. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 5, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9192

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