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La Rana de Arenal Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Cuisines: German, Italian, Costa Rican
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Maybe we were tired, but our stop at La Rana left a lot to be desired. We were the only customers there and it was late afternoon, so there were no birds at the feeding stations--only lots and lots of flies! We opted to eat inside. The service was ok. The food was pretty non-descript. The owner just watched a game on TV the whole time we were there and his waitress/cook did everything else. She was very pleasant. Was hoping to get some good Costa Rican food, but didn't see any on the menu. Like I said, we had just gotten in from the airport and I guess we were tired. Will try them again next time we are in Costa Rica to give them another chance!

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Thank Coronadodon1966
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were the only ones there one early afternoon, great German food, nice views, good service, but US prices.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We stop to eat. There is a gift shop and they feed the birds (which is why we stopped), with a great view. Great, simple food. Very friendly people at this restaurant.

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a small, simple restaurant with amazing views over Lake Arenal. The owner is a friendly person who feeds the tropical birds, for your entertainment over lunch or dinner. The food is German themed.

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Thank cinderella50
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We video taped 8-10 toucans here at the restaurant during lunchtime, and so many other birds! Was the most amazing place to watch birds in Nuevo Arenal.

They have a restaurant that serves delicious food and has such a gorgeous view. Also, there are hotel rooms in the base of the building. They are simple and quaint, colorful but the view and animals and birds are what make it so awesome!!

The man who owns it is an amazing person. Worth the trip!!!!!

Thank Amy R
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