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“Train fix”
Review of los heroes

los heroes
Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We had our wedding anniversary here. Invited thirty of our closest friends to join us for a train ride. Selena emailed back and forth promptly as we were making arrangements. All were pleased with the dinner, which was designed on this occasion to cater to local taste.
Some friends arrived after the train left the station, and were glad the owner took the time to bring them up the hill to the upper restaurant.
Some light entertainment was provided in the form of getting friends to guess what was in the soup. And play Swiss instruments.
All were full from the delightful meal. At the end of the return trip down the hill in the train, everyone was smiling from ear to ear.
We found the package price good, included return train trip, soup, main plate and dessert.
On another occasion, my husband and I eat at the main lower restaurant, and found it a little more than our pocket book liked, so likely would not return there.
But will quickly recommend the train trip to the upper revolving restaurant. A lovely surprise to find in this part of Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Wonderful Swiss setting, cheese fondue, fondue bourgignon, geschnetzeltes etc. All expertly prepared and served by friendly staff

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Reviewed 2 April 2013

My husband and I stopped to see the grounds and train as we have traveled thru Switzerland several years ago. This is defintely a little bit of Switzerland in Costa Rica. It was really interesting to see the Hotel, apartments and Chapel. The Chapel was especially pretty with beautiful paintings inside. The Hotel has a restaurant but we decided to take the little train up to the Rondorama. It was great. The view of the grounds and Lake Arenal are amazing. The Arenal Volcano stands majestically in the distance as you lunch in the rotating restaurant. We also had a wonderful conversation with Selena Ulrich. She was a very gracious hostess. She and her husband, Franz, are the builders and owners of this little paradise. Mr. Ulrich also served as our train engineer. We coud tell they loved having guests from all over the world visit their little village. Los Heroes is celebrating it's twentieth year of serving great food and exceptional hospitality in Costa Rica. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich!

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We were only there for a walk-through for a few minutes. We learned from locals that the original owner who came after WW2 is older now, and his missing touch is showing in the place looking like maintenance is being deferred. It could use sprucing up. We heard that the original owner was a talented engineer who built a charming rail train running from the restaurant/hotel up the hill to where a beautiful church was built, and further up to an extraordinary rotating restaurant, which we heard is amazing to look at but currently serves poor quality food.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Pepper steak is outstanding, as is the Hungarian goulash. This restaurant has the most tender beef in all of Costa Rica.

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