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Fast food, Latin, Cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food at reasonable prices. Staff were super and very attentive. We'll worth a visit if in town. Good coffee...

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

We stopped in here for a quick coffee and it was literally the best coffee I have ever had. To make it even better the staff couldn't have been sweeter. 10 out of 10 recommend!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and had an amazing lunch here. The staff were wonderful and especially attentive, our meals were probably the best we’ve had in Costa Rica. The ambiance of the Cafe is lovely, with real plants climbing across the ceiling from pots....The staff recommended a specific cut of steak for my lunch and it was a huge portion! Cooked perfectly, very tender and the mushroom sauce was delicious. The presentation was beautiful as well and the veggies were perfect. My husband had the chicken fillet and the bite I stole of it was tender and juicy. I highly recommend having breakfast or lunch here!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

The Rain Forest cafe is great when what you need is a place that has food to meet everyone in the family’s needs. There are some fast food favourites and some good restaurant food - steaks, fish, familiar, you name it. Service was excellent, very...friendly. Oh and try the cold mokkachino, it’s the bestMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

The place was recommended by a gift shop staff worker and did not disappoint. The usual standard CR fare was there…but some quirky dishes too. The azteca soup had a fairly odd list of ingredients and accompanying nachos/ chillies tasted really very good. The mixed...nachos plate was fully loaded and a generous dish to share. The beef empanada was quite large and has some real chilli-heat to it- exceptional. The quesadilla was well made. A pasta based dish was nicely done. The coffees and drinks we had including (free) chilled bottled tap water all arrived promptly. There was a chiller cabinet full of cakes which looked great…but we were too full to try any. The menu made it clear that the prices were net of service so we were not surprised when the bill came. Tip: Making payment by card in Dollars gives the restaurant or its bank an opportunity to apply a less generous exchange rate…so avoid this by paying in Colonnes if you have a non Dollar payment card. Also, choose dishes the locals prefer to eat and you may find the prices may be lower than those for tourist tastes. The toilets were clean. A very busy, well run place with locals out-numbering tourists. Located off the main road close to bottom of the main square to the left, as you look uphill towards the volcano. Tip: Along the same road and off to the right is a very well stocked supermarket including chilled beers all at Tico prices, plus an ATM.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022
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Gracias familia espero vuelvan pronto

Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Just to say tried this place on the strength of the reviews which are just not accurate. Very much a basic Costa Rican Soda with average at best food. Nice staff in fairness & appropriately priced but disappointing. Tico’s often don’t understand a good breakfast,...penny pinch & hey, you try it once & don’t return, there is value in a repeat customer, one day they’ll get it. You will kick yourself for not doing breakfast at The Red Frog which is arguably the best in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022
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Hola hola no se le pedimos disculpas sí fallamos en alguna comida le hubiera agradecido si nos hubiera Dicho que...More

Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

This should be the #1 restaurant in La Fortuna. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the coffee was the best we had anywhere.

Date of visit: April 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022
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Gracias los esperamos Pronto

Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

This place was recommended by Lonely Planet and it did not disappoint. The service was fast and friendly and the food, fresh and delicious. There was something for the entire family.

Date of visit: April 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022
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Gracias gracias

Reviewed April 6, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed coming here for a coffee and a fruit plate. The service was friendly and the fruit fresh. Oh and coffee very nice. Overall a lovely experience

Date of visit: February 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022
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Hola hola que bueno que les gusto

Reviewed March 27, 2022

Excellent food and the best coffee. Perfect service. We went every morning of our 4 days stay. A pleasure every day!

Date of visit: March 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022
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Gracias chicos por su visita

Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here a few days ago and I have to say it was excellent all round - server made totally sure not to ‘gluten’ my daughter and each dish was fresh tasty and awesome - a chicken salad, a chicken with...rice dish and I had a fish rice dish - all were great ! My only complaint is that the walls are filled in with glass so it’s a little stuffy during the day RobMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022
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Gracias por tu opinión si en estos días estaremos haciendo unos cambios gracias

Reviewed March 10, 2022 via mobile

Awesome meal and best coffee we’ve had in Costa Rica. The trout with shrimp passion fruit sauce and sea bass with white sauce were delicious. Fantastic dessert and coffee selection. Very friendly staff and casual ambiance. All at a very reasonable price.

Date of visit: March 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022
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Gracias por visitarnos

Reviewed February 19, 2022

Had a wonderful dinner. My New York strip with a jalapeño sauce was very good. My wife had sea bass and shrimp in a white sauce that we could probably have for dinner every night. We shouldn't have but the chocolate flan cake looked too...good and it was. We will eat there again this stay, hear breakfast is good also.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022
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Gracias vien venidos fue un placer

Reviewed January 27, 2022

Lovely staff at this restaurant which offers a wide menu, especially a great breakfast with coffee, juice or smoothies

Date of visit: January 2022
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2022
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Gracias por su visita

Reviewed January 1, 2022

Visited Rain Forest Cafe twice during our trip in mid-December 2021. Friendly service, excellent food and drinks. The Sopa Azteca was a favorite. If I lived near here, I would be a regular.

Date of visit: December 2021
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huberth u, Propietario at Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2022
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Gracias gracias

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Rain Forest Cafe and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5