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Karacters Bar & Restaurant

4th Business On Right On Main Street | Across From Gas Station, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
+506 2694 4002
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
15 Jan 2018
“Friendliest bar in Guanacaste!”
4 Aug 2016
“The Local Equivalent of Cheers”
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Bar, Pub, American
4th Business On Right On Main Street | Across From Gas Station, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I came to Karacters with some friends. We were immediately greeted by the friendly staff and had drinks in front of us in seconds. The clientele is welcoming and we instantly felt we were among friends. After a few delicious chilliguaros and ice cold Imperials,...More

Thank Devon A
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were just there to help celebrate Karacters second anniversary. This is the local equivalent of Cheers - it is a watering hole where everybody knows your name. It is not expensive and frequently they have tasty food, e.g. for the anniversary celebration they featured...More

1  Thank William G
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome bar and grill with a friendly atmosphere. The owners Beth and George are really friendly. My mom and dad have a vacation home there and took us there to meet some of the regulars. A lot of fun. The homemade chips are super yummy!

1  Thank 2lareew
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great place for Americans. Inexpensive and a great group of ex-pats. What is ideal is that you are in the middle of town and enjoy the small town ambiance of Nueva Arenal. George the proprietor is friendly and the patrons are amiable. Great hamburgers!

1  Thank Richard A
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Our experience gives this restaurant an average rating although others gave it better. We tried this based on TripAdvisor. I ordered a cheeseburger and was told the hamburger meat had not arrived from San Jose so no burgers. I then ordered a beef burrito which,...More

Thank dcjw700
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Many of the hotels, Inns and restaurants in the Nuevo Arenal area of Costa Rica are run or owned by United States or foreign ex-pats. Karacters is just such a place. Interesting and friendly people like Mickey and Scott, led us to eat here often...More

3  Thank jtudbury
Reviewed 5 February 2016

3 of us .. A Hamburger, A grilled cheese, and a B.L.T. All very good... and very fair price , clean establishment... I would go back.

2  Thank AtlantisJohnny
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We just arrived in town on Saturday night at 7. The restaurant was open and we asked if they were still serving. The owner (i guess) said they might be able to find a burger or a couple of chicken strips. We laughed and after...More

Thank jsher
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went here a few times while staying at Lake Arenal and the slogan fits. The owners, George and Beth, happened to be from Alaska, not far from where we live and they have made this a fun and welcoming place to hang out. Everyone who...More

2  Thank jburnsey
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Went to Nuevo Arenal to see if I could watch my Home Town NFL team play its first game of the season. I was greeted by the Owner of the the Bar and Grill and He was more than accommodating about finding my NFL game...More

5  Thank Paul I
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15 March 2016|
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Response from jtudbury | Reviewed this property |
Hello! As far as I know, there is not a website for Karacters on the internet. They have standard American food items but also have home-made potato chips and fries. The potato chips are a favorite of mine. They do accept... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Business On Right On Main Street | Across From Gas Station, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 4002
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