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“absolutely perfect”
Review of Tinajas Arenal

Tinajas Arenal
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Healthy, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Opened in 2013, Tinajas Arenal is a family project perfectly situated at the edge of the Arenal Lake. Our family settled in Arenal many years before Lake Arenal was created in 1974 and Nuevo Arenal was established. With a green organic garden. Tinajas is a wonderful place to eat while traveling this beautiful area, with glorious sunsets and a dock for boat access, this new lakeside retreat is a hidden gem. It is the perfect place to relax and take nice pictures of the lake and the sunset
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

What a wonderful surprise this restaurant was. The food was delicious.....the service was good and the price was reasonable. The restarant had a great view of the sunset over lake arenal....delightful place

  • Visited May 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Real Gem in Arenal”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Since our return to Arenal in March 2014, we have eaten here at least once a week for either lunch or dinner and have had wonderful meals. They have increased the seating and the views remain the best in the area for watching the sun set over Lago Arenal. The daily specials are always a great choice. The sauces are a perfect compliment to the food and everything is perfectly cooked. While some of the road is a bit rough, it is more than worth it for the experience of having a great meal with a great view. ¡Buen provecho!

  • Visited April 2014
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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
“My first choice of restaurants”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Not only is the view of the sunset second to none, the tuna was perfectly cooked along with the rest of the meal. Couldn't ask for a better meal. Worth the drive home in the dark anytime.

Doug C Florida

  • Visited March 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a view!!!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

They have great colorful signs to show you the way to this restaurant and truly have one of the best views let alone an amazing natural atmosphere. Birds, cows, lake view. Amazing. My husband and I went here for a late afternoon tapas and bebidas. The owners are obviously perfectionists as the grounds and restaurant are in immaculate condition with natural building materials. My one and only gripe I would have is that the guacamole was too salty but that is personal preference. Do go enjoy yourselves!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank J-nalG
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Phoenix
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Sunset Dinner”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

The view of the lake is spectacular. The food was very tasty. My husband had the Mahi Mahi and was very happy with his choice. I had garlic shrimp which was the special of the day and VERY good. Desert was fried pineapple & ice cream. Drool worthy!

Getting to this resuaurant is an adventure in itself. Our GPS did not guide us right to it and had to stop for directions in the little town. Our waitress did not speak English but the fun is part of the fun of going to a foreign country.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CloENote
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