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Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

This is a tour bus stop for lunch and they were ready to serve a buffet style meal. It is a large covered open air patio style restaurant and a breeze was blowing through early March when we visited. The buffet consisted of rice, beans,...chicken (these are staples in Costa Rica) and they also had beef but it was a little tough, and a salad of shredded iceberg lettuce with some tomatoes. They had a variety of sauces and one was particularly HOT. The food was just okay and the staff was attentive and courteous.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Our tour group stopped here for a very basic buffet. The ubiquitous beans and rice, lettuce and tomato salad, choice of chicken or beef.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2019

Set just off a very busy road, open sided restaurant offering limited choice buffet lunch. They were freshly BBQ steak and chicken. My husband had the steak which he said was tender, I had the chicken which was very dry this served with veg, rice...and black beans. Sticky coconut slice as dessert. Couple of cod juices and good coffee included in lunch cost. Beers and soft drinks for purchase.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Everything was great. It was a hot day and the parking guide told us to park on the side under a large tree.it worked car stayed cool and then the food was great as was the staff

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed October 5, 2016

I did a packaged multi day land our with Overseas Adventure Travel and lunch at this place was included in the tour. It was actually a "triple play" visit; i.e. horseback riding next door, lunch at the restaurant, and a walk to the crocodile bride...just up the street. The horseback riding was nice, the lunch as good, and the there were lots of crocs below the bridge. The restaurant wasn't crowded when I was there, It was a modest buffet; but it was very good. The rest rooms were clean, I'll guess it is mainly a tourist stop, they had a gift shop.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Lot of kid play stuff. Nice place to take a break and relax while driving. Mostly all the tour buses stop here for food and break.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed April 21, 2016

We were brought to this restaurant by the company we hired to tour us through the local park. We knew at first blush, when we saw the chafing dishes and buffet line, that it was not for us. We were not allowed to go to...another restaurant per the tour guide. During our stay, we were witness to 3 large tour busses of aging tourists (each bus holding at least 80) arrive -- arriving both before and after our walk through the park. Given the large volume of tourists that are brought to the restaurant, it is not surprising that they have buffet of pre-cooked food. How else to feed the masses? The food, a buffet style delivery system, was terrible. The food was COLD, and the meat (beef) was somewhere between inedible and overcooked. The chicken was not edible. Truly. The salad was fine (from the buffet line) but they gave one small serving, and refused to provide more. I can also say that the restaurant, and bathrooms, were clean. Sadly, and most inconveniently, some in our party left the restaurant hungry and we had to go elsewhere on our way to La Fortuna... Best Bet - if your bus bring you here, take a walk and go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We were there around 2:00pm for lunch and we were the only ones in the restaurant. The waiter was very attentive and very nice. He suggested us to go see the crocodiles while the food is cooked since it will take awhile. We started walking...and three minutes into it, we had hard rain. An gentleman working at a different restaurant came to cover my toddler with an umbrella and we went back to the restaurant. The waiter seemed to feel really bad about it but it became a funny story to tell. Also, we got to see a beautiful rainbow. The food was pretty good. My husband's carne was a bit on the hard side but seasoned very well. My picky toddler loved his chicken quesadilla and finished it all. All the fresh juice were very good as well. The menu had many choices and there were something for everytime.More

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Awesome food at great prices time after time at this convenient and clean location. Enjoy tilapia fillets with rosemary potatoes or a salad with fresh cashews sprinkled on top. You can buy a bag of great organic coffee too and sip a coconut before you...stare at the crocs under the bridge. The guys, Dixon, Geovanni, Douglas and Minor are great, friendly staff who care about their jobs and service to tourists. Say hi from me when you visit. FIVE STARS and a genuine recomendation from the Captain himself.More

Date of visit: February 2015
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Central America is an adventure lovers paradise with surprises around every corner and that's great except when your really hungry in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully though when you get this far out into the wilderness that you fought so hard to get to you...can rely on this great eatery to satisfy your needs as a traveler between destinations. The Nambi staff of local costarican men take quick and efficient care of even very large groups of tourists speaking various languages. The spacious open air building is built of local teak logs setup pole-barn style with long rows of neatly decorated tables and chairs also made of the beautiful tropical wood. Its elevated position over the adjacent fields gives you a great look of zipliners crossing above pastures with horses as they speed toward the famous crocodile rivers banks. Enjoy tasty salads and full "tipico" meals of tilapia, chicken and other local meats and vegetables. The tropical fruit juices and even the local water are all very refreshing.The coffee is also organic and produced on the families large farms. You can get a souvenir pack to go or enjoy back home. I heartily recommend this establishment, and also compliment their staff, Dixon, Geovanni, Douglas the Chef and the other friendly gents that attend to me regularly their for the past five years. I am sure anyone who goes will have a good experience because I have put it through the acid test and this one is a Winner.More

Date of visit: February 2015
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March 6, 2015|
Response from Richard B |
Possibly the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, I.C.T. would be helpful as they are a certifying agency as well as the following link, facebook visitcostarica
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