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Benedictus Steak House

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Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Gluten Free Options
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La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | 7 km west of the town of La Fortuna , in front of the Hotel Volcano Lodge and Springs., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1912
12:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 12:30 - 21:00
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Maryville, Missouri
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read reviews that this was a 5 star but unfortunately we did not get to eat here. We traveled a long ways to eat here but when we got there the sign said closed. No sign saying if they were going to reopen.

Thank Jaime C
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much to our disappointment this restaurant is CLOSED. Good news - they are constructing a new location!!! I was really forward to have a juicy ribeye or strip steak there. The pictures look wonderful. We asked 2 guys on the road and one of them used to be a waiter, and he even said it was such a good restaurant... More 

1 Thank Liz T
Tempe, Arizona
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Chef Benedict was amazing - wow, what a personality. His food is awesome his demeanor outstanding the location is just special. We had an amazing ribeye steak, cold local craft draft beer, and some of the best ceviche we've ever had. Great experience - we highly, highly, highly recommend visiting Chef Benedict. His personality alone is worth the trip.

Thank Stacey H
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

After 200m we found a chain across the unmade track with a hand-painted sign saying CLOSED. The sign could have been put on the mainroad entrance to save us the walk

1 Thank ChrisBrown38
Cabalgata D, Gerente at Benedictus Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Jessica If your honny moon did not fill your espectations is not our fault If a place is closed , is closed. Jus look for another place to eat. You really think this web site is the right place to release your frustations ? More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited this restaurant after reading trip advisor and google reviews. Stopped by around noon to make a reservation for that evening. Arrived around 5:30, after looking around the beautiful old farmhouse, we sat out on the deck for amazing views while the sun went down. Had the ceviche appetizer, which was delicious. Fresh baked bread. 3 of us ordered... More 

Thank usermike1123
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was our meal the first night we got to Costa Rica. What an incredible location - the view is amazing during the day! We had a fabulous meal and the restaurant setting was so unique and truly memorable! Can definitely recommend to anyone! Just make sure your car can get up the steep driveway to the restaurant!

Thank Brian B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, I searched tripadvisor for a good steakhouse and my God did I find it. Quite, cozy, inexpensive, excellent food, and great experience. It's almost like walking into your family or friends house and having the best steak in your life. I have traveled a lot and the best place I had beef was in Argentina and this place was... More 

Thank Jrich562
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed at Nayara, but were unimpressed with on-site restaurants. Highly recommend taking cab to Benedictus ... order the steak and the ceviche.

Thank Tehmur J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I came here based on the reviews from trip advisor and lonely planet. I stopped by during the day and made a reservation for dinner that night. The views there are stunning. You will need a car to drive up as it is up hill. It was the best fillet mignon I've ever had, cooked to perfection with a mushroom... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Loved this place. It was worth the taxis ride. Setting was secluded and away from any road noise. Great atmosphere and food. We went as a family but it would also be great for a romantic meal. Never got to try the chocolate brownies, maybe should have reserved one when we booked!

Thank mummmmmm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Steakhouse, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Palma de la Fortuna de San Carlos | 7 km west of the town of La Fortuna , in front of the Hotel Volcano Lodge and Springs., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1912
Benedictus is located in a volcano slope with a unique view of the valley o La Palma de la Fortuna and Monterrey.The restaurant its a beautiful wood building surrounded by pasture land and primary forest overlooking the valley.The lamb, cattle, pork and chicken we serve are breaded free range in the farm and we bring the vegetables from Tapezco a little town two hours away from Fortuna, where Mr. Juan Jose Paniagua, a Pioner in the organic agriculture in Costa Rica, produce the best organic vegetables. We are 800 metros away of the main road that link La Fortuna with the Arenal Lake. The gate its just in Front of the Volcano Lodge Hotel.

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