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The Flying Tomato A Vegetarian Experience

200 meters north of the Banco Popular, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 506479, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9913
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good10%
  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible16%
3 Mar 2017
“uncomfortable atmosphere”
28 Oct 2016
“It was nice talking to the owner!”
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
200 meters north of the Banco Popular, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 506479, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We found the restaurant on a tourist Map and by recommendation of our hotel as we were asking for vegetarian restaurants. When we arrived there we didn't recognise it as a restaurant at first as you are basically sitting on the chef's porch. As there...More

Thank Sascha B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped by that place because it was so rustic and primitive, like an open back kitchen. The owner was willing to talk to us. He told us his story. It was nice to spend some time there. Dmytri&Anna

Thank dshakhov
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Had the most tasty ceviche and smoothie here! Like having dinner in your friend's garden, with excellent service from the owners adorable daughter who also offered entertainment in a round of 'go fish' :)

1  Thank Tanja H
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Food we had (burger and curry) tastes like convenience food. The burger was garnished with 3-4 french fries. When we arrived the vegetarien restaurant, the owner was eating a fish, which seemed a bit inappropriate.

1  Thank lrooodl
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Being a vegetarian, I sought this place out and have never been more disappointed. The place is small, with dogs staring you down, and cigarette smoke wafting in for your dining pleasure. I was the only person "dining" there and it the food took a...More

1  Thank Excalibur13
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Unfortunately we didn't have a positive experience at The Flying Tomato. We ordered two vegetarian dishes which were basically small portions of boiled, frozen vegetables. The fruit juices were weak made with water and very little fruit. Overall is was a disappointing dining experience as...More

2  Thank Herukhea
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The restaurant is tiny and has a cute cosy feel to it. I couldn't resist the prospect of soy ham after a long streak on rice and beans, so I ordered the Pizza Hawaiana without pineapple. I hadn't had pizza in Costa Rica before, so...More

Thank MaijaTravels
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We were a little apprehensive about visiting the Flying Tomato after reading a harsh review on here however we had a great experience. The owner was very friendly and the food was great. If you're vegan or vegetarian (if you're vegetarian stop supporting animal abuse...More

4  Thank ot_james
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I have insisted on visiting the place because of its "Vegetarian Experience" 1. Would not trust the Vegetarian classification as they serve Bacon (the real thing). As far as my memory serve me its not a vegetable...... may be the hog was grass fed...... 2....More

3  Thank Noam Z
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We were so happy we found this place! We ate three nights in a row in the Flying Tomato and were never disappointed. What a relief after the nauseating, greasy food without any vegetables in other restaurants! I think we had all the items on...More

Thank Sytske d
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  • Address: 200 meters north of the Banco Popular, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 506479, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 9913
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