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Restaurante Caballo Negro

2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
+506 2694 4515
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (8 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Healthy, American, German, Austrian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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Food
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LOCATION
2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for breakfast and left with happy, full bellies! We ordered the hash beef and eggs and french toast, both were amazing!! The art gallery is also really cool with lots of unique pieces! We’ll be bacj!More

Thank NatalieD1519
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the nice review. You ordered the two most popular items on the breakfast menu. We make the corned beef from scratch, and the French Toast has been referred to as the best in the world. Just quoting....:) We hope you come back and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rob and Monika have built a gem here. A restaurant featuring Monika’s homemade food and a crafts shop to browse hand made artisanal wares. Try her corned beef hash and potatoes. Being from Germany, everything has a bit of flair from her native land. Rob...More

Thank PaulE2215
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. This has been a labor of love to build the property with the restaurant, gallery and Bed and Breakfast. This has been building for 22 years now, and we are still trying to improve. We are trying new things...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Costa Rica about 2 hours from this restaurant.. We go every chance we get. Absolutely love their food!!! I never can decide what to have... Love Monika's french toast but the Huevo Rancheros are awesome as well. Usually for lunch we get...More

Thank Roseanna51
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We just had a Huevos Rancheros special and everyone seemed to enjoy it. And you picked two of the favorites on our lunch menu to taste. So glad you enjoyed them. Monika has an aversion to deep fried food,...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The best corned beef ever! Love trying something new for breakfast everyday, but always love going back to that corned beef hash! Beautiful views and fresh from scratch meals. Husband loves sitting outside with the views of the private lake and drinking the amazing coffee.More

Thank snshell1215
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks for the nice review.We are the only restaurant offering Corned Beef, both in the hash and also in the Reuben. Monika makes her Corned Beef from scratch by brining it, then cooking it. Please come back and have more things on the menu. Pura...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Great place to eat, plus a fantastic gift shop and a B&B. As locals we are familiar with all the area restaurants and Caballo Negro is at the top of the list! Fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere with nice views of a pond, surrounding...More

Thank sandsspencer
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks so much for your review., and for making us at the top of the list. We appreciate it. We enjoy having the locals come in and eat, and when we are not busy, we can catch up on the latest information on the area....More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

As you enter Restuarnate Caballo Negro you are welcomed by the friendly atmosphere! We sat outside, over looking the pond. Hummingbirds flying all around. We saw 3 large iguanas resting in the sun. Beautiful flowers blooming all around! Today the weather was perfect for outside...More

Thank KevinDebbie7
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We enjoyed having you guys here, and the good conversation about the lake and Costa Rica. It is nice sometimes when it is slow to just sit and talk with our customers. We like to make people feel like part of our Caballo Negro family....More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stopped by one day for lunch but the restaurant was closed due to the cook having a medical emergency. We talked to Katherine (I hope I spelled her name right!) who is the daughter of the owner, and she encouraged us to come back...More

Thank Coronadodon1966
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks so much for coming back. Sometimes emergencies come up, and you were understanding. Glad you enjoyed your meal looking at our property. We hope you come back and see us the next time you are in the area. Pura Vida,

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to have found this charming B&B with an adjoining restaurant,Caballo Negro. The restaurant sits on a hill overlooking a small lake and tropical gardens with lots of birds to spot in the trees and nearby feeders. All the meals were home cooked...More

Thank ktwe2014
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

It was a pleasure having you guys and we are so glad we helped make your stay memorable. We miss you guys. You guys were a pleasure to have here, and hope you come back to see us. Pura Vida

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us stopped for lunch and were delighted with the experience. The setting was tranquil, giving us the opportunity to watch many varieties is birds while we ate. We ordered chicken schnitzel, jaegger schnitzel, and apple strudels. All were fabulous! A friendly, restful, and...More

Thank Susan P
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

So glad you guys stopped and enjoyed what we have to offer. Even though we live year all the time, we never get tired of seeing the birds here, and enjoying our property. We just saw a bird yesterday that we have never seen before....More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

During the course of finding accommodations close to Arenal Volcano, I came across the Lucky Bug B&B. Though the B&B did not fit our schedule, I still wanted to visit them for the art I saw in pictures. One thing led to another, and the...More

Thank John D
LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for the nice review. Yes, we are known for the Reuben and Corned Beef Hash because it is made from scratch. So glad you enjoyed the new butterfly garden also. We enjoy just going in there after work and relaxing. As for the red...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 km W of Rio dos Bocas, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 4515
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Description
Our restaurant is a favorite for locals and travelers alike. We have great breakfasts, which include Huevos Rancheros, and homemade Corned Beef Hash with corned beef made from scratch by the owner and chef, Monika. Because of Monika's German heritage, she also makes delicious schintzels also, from a family recipe. And if you save room for dessert, Apple Strudel is usually always available. There is inside seating and also patio seating overlooking the rest of the property, with views of Monika's private lake, her residence, and the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast. Plenty of birds to see, and has been called a birder's paradise.
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