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“Top notch breakfast!”

Restaurante Caballo Negro
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: American, German, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
chicago, il
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Top notch breakfast!”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stopped here for breakfast before Mass early on a Sunday morning. We ate out on the deck overlooking a pond. There was lots of flora and fauna to enjoy, and wildlife came to visit. Monica runs the place, and she is a charming hostess. There is a B&B and a gallery that you must visit for authentic gifts to bring home. We had a great and ample breakfast served on the cutes dishes, etc. We would have gone back, if we had more time.

  • Visited May 2013
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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Thanks for your nice review. I hope you come back soon for another breakfast. I just noticed your review. Most reviews go on the Lucky Bug Bed and Breakfast. Come back and see us soon.

Pura Vida,

Monika
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Hi Monica!”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Fantastic!!! The owner, Monica is delightful, the shop is fun, and there are tons of animals. The family contributes to the welfare of injured animals, and is very ECO-conscience. A lovely place. Their B&B is so peaceful. My husband and I are from Santa Barbara,CA. We own a home in Nuevo Arenal. The "Lucky Bug" has always been a lovely place to stop, watch the birds, have conversation, a beer, and good food. The gift shop is lovely. Lisa, from Santa Barbara. Enjoy!!

Visited February 2013
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Thank cuyler29
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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Thanks so much for your nice review. Everyone usually refers to the entire property as Lucky Bug, so I did not see your review right away. Thanks for the kind words. Hope you come and see me again.

Pura Vida,

Monika
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Another Great Costa Rican Lunch Spot”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

The last day of our bike trip included lunch here. Wonderful sit-down service with a fine view. I would consider staying here on a future vacation.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Eric F
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LuckyBugCostaRica, Owner at Restaurante Caballo Negro, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you for your nice review. We appreciate the reviews of the restaurant also. Most reviews are about our B&B (Lucky Bug). We go all over Costa Rica to get the items for the Gallery, and we pride ourselves in providing fresh quality food from local suppliers from our kitchen. Glad we could help in your excursions. Please come see us again.

Pura Vida,

Monika
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“Best place to eat and stay”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Came here for lunch and ended up staying at the B&B for 1 week. Great food, a relaxed atmosphere, clean and beautiful B&B, and a very helpful owner made my stay a great experience. Will come again!!!

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West Kelowna, Canada
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“Wonderful spot to eat, sleep and relax”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

We live in the area and this is one of our favorite eating spots. The food is super, fresh and delicious and always consistently excellent. For those who like to browse there is a gift shop where you can pick up some unique items to take home with you. The owner, Monica is warm and gracious and very helpful. The B&B is super clean and lovely. It's just a really nice relaxing spot.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Bob P
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