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Rancho Perla

$$ - $$$, , Latin
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1940
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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51 - 60 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 28 December 2013

This place was right on the town square and had a very unique design with a vaulted ceiling and open atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious (my boyfriend had an avocado chicken cheese dish that he still raves about) and the drinks were reasonably priced....More

Thank Katelyn R
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is really a shame.... This restaurant probably had the best food in the La Fortuna area. I had the tomato soup and it was delicious. Someone else had the garlic sea bass and it too was delicious. Also excellent was the garlic mushrooms, cream...More

1  Thank Adriajax
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Tonight (December 17, 2013), I went to La Perla to celebrate by birthday with a friend. I'm Costa Rican and my friend is from the USA. We enjoyed the food, but we were extremely disappointed when we received the check and the waiter immediately try...More

2  Thank Walter C
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Friendly service and very good tuna ceviche. I should have made a meal out of that alone. I also ordered chicken faijitas. It was a huge portion and was okay, not great. If I lived here I would go back for an easy and quick...More

Thank Flyingpig666
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We went to Rancho Perla since a local recommended it to us. He said it was his favorite restaurant in the country. We ordered a pitcher of sangria, tuna ceviche (very fresh), crab stuffed avocado, and shared the shrimp stuffed snook. The stuffing on the...More

Thank totatoes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I visit this restaurant on the regular basis and is the tipical place to stop and have a quick lunch, service is ok, food its good. good location also. Can't go wrong stoping here...

Thank Erick R
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We had heard good things about the restaurant and decided to have dinner...it was very underwhelming. The service was fine but the food was a disappointment. My girlfriend ordered a medium-cooked steak and it came to her very rare. She sent it back and it...More

Thank Mitchell R
Reviewed 9 October 2013

This place was alright. The fish I ordered was like a little crab cake wrapped in fresh white fish, piping hot and excellent. My wife's tenderloin however was not good, did not appear to be tenderloin, was just barely cooked(not med-rare that she ordered, more...More

Thank Nchick645
Reviewed 7 October 2013

we ate here one night on our honeymoon when we wanted to get off the resort. the food was good, big portions, and the service was great. It's a must if you stay in La Fortuna.

Thank JimmyH452
Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

We spent 8 says at the arenal kioro and went into la fortuna quite a bit. We tried lots of different places and all were good, but this place was awesome. Not to mention that it was much less expensive then all the other places...More

Thank Jenifer N
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28 January 2015|
Response from Francesco109 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, 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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