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“Absolutely fantastic”
Review of Arenal Koita

Arenal Koita
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Description: Arenal-Koita is a fine restaurant with a regional Costa Rican Food from Rice and beans caribbean style,Rice with chicken with a Guanacaste's secret flavor,Ceviche, the best in Arenal area.
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Description: Arenal-Koita is a fine restaurant with a regional Costa Rican Food from Rice and beans caribbean style,Rice with chicken with a Guanacaste's secret flavor,Ceviche, the best in Arenal area.
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We went to dinner at Arenal Koita while staying at the Hotel Mountain Paradise in July 2017. The food was amazing! I normally don't eat much steak, but I had the best steak of my life here! Ask the waiter about local microbrews and they can suggest some great local Costa Rican beers to try, mostly IPAs. I highly recommend Arenal Koita! Try to go during the day or at sunset because the views are amazing!

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

We visited this restaurant, adjacent to our stay at the Hotel Mountain Paradise, after a long day of hiking. Needless to say we were especially hungry and eager to try the regional specialties.

The restaurant has attractive decor and a nice setting, but the food was disappointing. The flavors were quite bland and unlike other meals we enjoyed in Costa Rica the vegetables and fruit did not seem very fresh.

There only seemed to be one person on duty, so even though there were very few other diners, service was quite slow. Maybe we caught them on a difficult night, but we expected a better result.

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Thank Ernie S
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

There is no comparative to this restaurant in Arenal.
Food is tasty and well presented. We had to many starters but they where just so good. Fish dish was Fresh and tasty. Service outstanding with speed and smile. We had the luck to have a Sluth crawling down on the three where we was sitting.

Thank SwissFrank306
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This was a group dinner with Gate 1 that the menu was prearranged but the food was very good. Service was very attentive and friendly. We had a choice of steak, talapia or pasta pesto, salad and a great pumpkin soup. Dessert of cheesecake and rice pudding was average. Nice ambiance although we did not get to see it during daylight. Had a bridge that you have to cross over to get to the restaurant. Inside very nicely decorated.

Thank Olena S
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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Tour guide Costa Rica Guides excellent. Food at main restaurant is over cooked and not fresh. Breakfast and lunch are okay, avoid for dinner. However Arenal Kiota is a gem! What is odd is that this restaurant is part of hotel where the food is fresh and well done. The view is fantastic! So if this restaurant can provide excellent service and food, then why can't the main restaurant? In addition, the front desk staff are not very helpful. Only one of the team seems to know what is going on. The hotel itself is in a great location for seeing the volcano, when it is not covered by clouds, but is very dated. Arenal area is very "toutisty" and so I do not think they really care because another bus load of tourists will arrive to replace you. So buyer be aware!

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Thank Alexia P
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