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Rancho Perla

££ - £££Latin, Seafood,
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1940
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea bass” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

While traveling on a Expeditions Tropicales Day tour to Arenal Volcano, we stopped at Rancho Perla. Our meal was very good and served promptly in an open air dining room.

Thank mtscribe
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We came here as part of a tour group. The good was great and although fairly pricey was of very good quality. The absolute star was our waiter Marvin, who I think was in training, but he was so kind and attentive he really does...More

1  Thank rachwilko
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and ambiance. A little hard to find as its off the main road and behind the Backpackers hotel. Service was excellent and food was reasonably priced for portion, quality and quantity. I had the mahi mahi and loved the wasabi sauce. I had...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Wouldnt have known restaurant was there if it hadnt been for our driver. Food was great and service outstanding. Very pretty location.

Thank mantasatnite
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We stayed at a nearby Resort and the food wasn't the greatest. We asked one of the locals where we could go to try something different and he suggested Rancho Perla. We ate there 2 nights in a row and were not disappointed. No need...More

Reviewed 21 April 2015

Great Costa Rican food. Extremely fresh and tasty. Loved the mussels, fajitas and rice and beans! A great lunch spot on your way to the arenal area.

Thank Byritz
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Amazing food, hidden location. It's safe to bet that a lot of people don't realize this is here, but it is a gem. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. We went on a Saturday and it was packed but they were able...More

Thank Deanine S
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We arrived at about 6:30 for dinner and we were the only ones in the restaurant. In spite of that, they made us sit on plastic chairs at tables set up on the side. This was allegedly because of the large groups coming in that...More

Thank GLBrown
Reviewed 24 February 2015

A largebut atmospheric semi-open air rustic restaurant in a small lane just off the main road in La Fortuna. Excellent food served in generous portions. Friendly service. Craft shop at the rear of the restaurant.

1  Thank Deeple
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Try the Arroz Con Pollo or Camarones as the flavors are fantastic. Its a great setting, albeit tucked off the beaten path down a pothole filled road. When we were there the other table was having liqueur of some kind and we found out it...More

Thank frequent-WUStraveler
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28 January 2015|
Response from Francesco109 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1940
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