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Rancho Perla

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1940
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Khao Lak, Thailand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for lunch and had the grilled chicken, with salad. It was very fresh, beautifully cooked and really succulent. Although simple, it was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica and a welcome change from pizza and pasta.

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phoenix
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to LaPerla as part of a bus excursion to Arenal and we certainly enjoyed the quality of the food. We were given a choice ahead of time on what to eat; fajitas, tilapia, or chicken. There are big tables for groups to sit at or you can sit at the bar; this is not an air conditioned restaurant;... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a great welcome with umbrellas from our taxi to inside the restaurant as it was raining heavily. I had the fresh tuna with a king prawn sauce and it was done to perfection. It came with a jacket potato and various veggies. My husband had the rib eye steak and he asked for it to be done... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

went there on a friends recommendation and it was awesome.. The seafood we ate was fresh and filling.. We could not eat it all..

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not only the food quality but the restaurant itself is very cozy and away from the main street noise Recommended 100%

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Thank Eduardo R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Everything was great, delicious food, amazing fusion and beautiful place, fresh food, The price is in line with the quality and service.

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Thank Luis R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I have being at this restaurant dozens of times and every single time is the same or even better, from my point of view this restaurant is the best restaurant from many of it class and the most important thing is not over priced, Perla is the best Cheff from la Fortuna, I wish he was my personal Cheff .

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Thank Andres L
Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The server was knowledgable, professional, and kind. The food was to die for! I came from Alberta where beef is king and I've never had a tenderloin cooked like this before. My friend ordered the tuna and it was perfect. Best fajitas around. Prices were shocking - anything this good should be priced so much higher than it was. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Everytime we return to La Fortuna we definitely visit Restaurant Rancho Perla. This CostaRican owned restaurant is not your typical rice and beans restaurant. Their menu is extensive with something for everyone. (Vegetarian as well) and great Tenderloin, Tuna steak, shrimp, Seabass, Snook Filet Mignon . I have never had to send a plate back to the kitchen. Excellent and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We have been recommended this restaurant from our guid and hotel. Compare to a Costa Rican cousin this place was some what disappointing. The chicken casserole with the coconut milk had a bland taste, the tuna was very rubbery and only the rice and chicken tasted good . The service was good and the place was clean , I recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 1940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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