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The best caribean food in town. La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Best prices, best service.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was hands down fantastic. Our server Jose who treated us with such respect and provided a friendly atmosphere! The chef cooked wonderful delicious meals, provided excellent service, and came to greet us while we were eating. The food was spectacular, the drinks were...made in house, and we enjoyed ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who is staying in the area!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The typical rice and beans meal in Costa Rica is called a "casado" and has "arroz y frijoles." However, on the Caribbean coast, they make rice and beans with coconut milk, which adds a little sweetness to the beans - and the Costa Ricans call...it "Rayce and Beens" :). Anyway, La Caribeña had some great Caribbean food. My wife and I both had rice and beans. I had a whole tilapia and she had the shrimp, and both were excellent. The tables and chairs could be a little more comfortable, but the evening was pleasant and we had a delightful time. Best part of all was meeting our waiter and his family, who run the business. Very friendly people which makes the food that much better.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By FAR one of the BEST meals I have ever had in Costa Rica! Excellent Excellent and Great Cocktails!! José was a great host and Bartender. Congested the Special Mahi-mahi Jumbo Shrimp WOW amazing! Great Ceviche also!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2020

Service was good, very friendly and the food was excellent. Extremely fresh and everything home made. Fantastic

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

A must try! Everything from the food, to the service, the music and the drinks was top notch! It's a beautiful blend of Caribbean and Costa Rican food that is sure to satisfy your craving for an exotic and unique experience!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2020

This place gave us the best personal dining experience - they went above and beyond to provide exceptional food, service, and Costa Rican hospitality! Must go to this place if you are in the area!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2020 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to go in La Fortuna. The food is delicious (pollo en salsa caribeña is our go-to, and the agua de sapo is perfect), the atmosphere is cheery, and it's a relaxing, kid-friendly stop. Highly recommend. The service is...also excellent and COVID-19 protocols were strictly observed in the open-air space.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

Super good! Totally recommended! The food was our favorite in Costa Rico so far. Incredibly tasty and really flavorful, very fresh.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

If you're in the area, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. Amazing, fresh food and the most hospitable owners! We were there last week for my friend's birthday dinner and had the best time. Lobster and mahi mahi dishes were great! Drinks were...strong and delicious. Thank you for staying open late for us :)More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2020

The restaurant is located in a nice locality by the main road. Variety of options. The food is Delicious.. amazing vibe.. friendly staff. Colorful place...

Date of visit: August 2020
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PedroLeeL, Propietario at Restaurante La Caribena, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2020

Thanks for visiting us!

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