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“Best lunch on our trip!”

Restaurante Amigos El Castillo
Ranked #7 of 15 Restaurants in El Castillo
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Description: Restaurante Amigos is located in El Castillo, Fortuna, close to the Arenal Volcano National Park. We offer Costa Rican tradicional food. Affordable prices, great service, and an awesome location awaits for you. See you soon!
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Description: Restaurante Amigos is located in El Castillo, Fortuna, close to the Arenal Volcano National Park. We offer Costa Rican tradicional food. Affordable prices, great service, and an awesome location awaits for you. See you soon!
Reviewed April 25, 2018

What a treat to stop at this somewhat remote roadside soda and enjoy their wonderfully fresh food, friendly, English-speaking service and super clean outdoor atmosphere. We had tried the Casados at other sodas and opted for sandwiches instead. Husband had a perfectly cooked hamburger with cheese and bacon he couldn’ t stop raving about. My grilled chicken sandwich was excellent as well. They even tuned the TV to let us catch up on The Masters golf tournament, which was a hoot to listen to in Spanish (but just as boring if you ask me). Would have loved to come back but we were on our way to Monteverde.

Thank lizinvt
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We stopped at this restaurant after the Butterfly Conservancy, which we also recommend. The fruit smoothies are delicious! Our kids loved that the restaurant is open air. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Pete Q
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Caroline R, Gerente at Restaurante Amigos El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018
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Muchas gracias por su comentario estamos para servirle.
Gracias por su visita

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We stayed near La Fortuna for 4 days and ate at a variety of restaurants during our time there...from upscale to the roadside sodas. Amigos was the best overall meal we ate during our trip to that area of Costa Rica.

Our group consisted of 4 adults and 2 children under 8 yrs old, everyone found something they loved. The fried tilapia fillet was excellent as were the salsa BBQ pork ribs. Even basic stuff like chicken fingers and chicken with rice had an authentic spin to it. Sangria was freshly made and kids had fruit smoothies.

Service was great, they spoke excellent English and humored our broken Spanish. Cost was as reasonable as anywhere else. Only wished we had eaten here earlier on our trip so we could have made it back there for another meal!

Thank andrew j
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Caroline R, Gerente at Restaurante Amigos El Castillo, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018
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Muchas gracias por su comentario estamos para servirle.
Gracias por su visita

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and it made our evening. This was our kids first time to Costa Rica and our picky eaters loved this place as well. The food has a lot of heart and soul in it. You can tell they really care about how it’s prepared and presented. We ordered the Arroz de Pollo, the beef nachos, the BLT, and the chicken Casado. All were excellent. You really can’t go wrong here. They have great smoothies too.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

This was a simple but delicious meal with great service at Amigos. Great location that was walkable from my BNB, nice open air seating with covering.

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Thank Victoria G
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