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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$8
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed today via mobile

When you see a mexican restaurant in a touristic town, it tends to be bad and mostly tex mex. We were surprised to see this place was actually pretty legit. We ordered the birria tacos and they were really good. They even make their own...tortillas, which adds a lot. The meat was super tasty. Looking forward to coming back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped with my wife for lunch for the first time and really enjoyed the experience. Food was tasty and portions were right. Service was great and people were helpful. They also have a really good selection of craft beer and a view of arenal volcano!...Too bad it’s not closer to homeMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the visit and the love. We are so happy that you and your wife had a good time. We sure appreciate your comment and your visit. Hope to see you guys again in the next trip! Daniel

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the perfect lunch here. We ordered tacos and a burrito both were super tasty. I had the spicy margarita which was also fantastic. Steven took amazing care of us too. Would highly recommend this place to travels looking for a great meal and...friendly vibe.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Katherine for the visit and the support. We are so happy that you guys had a great time here. We definitely try to make our food fresh and quiality. We could be small but big in flavor. Can't wait to see you guys...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy accessable, parking in front, fantastic food. Love it! I had the softshell tacos, Aguachile and the best churros ever. Fantastic!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Some of our favorite Holy! Tacos, aguachile and churros!!! Thank you for the visit and for the comment. It sure motivates us to keep going harder. Cheers, Daniel

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this place after ziplining and we were all starving. Little did we know how amazing these tacos would be! We tried the steak, pulled pork, and fish tacos and they were all delicious! Sauces and accompaniments were all great, tortillas were freshly...made and we could not decide which was our favorite!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy that our paths crossed!!! Thank you for the love and the support. Can't wait to see you guys again. Daniel

Reviewed 1 week ago

The prices were reasonable and the service was great. Most impressive were the shrimp tacos which were absolutely amazing!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We love our shrimp tacos!! Thank you for sharing our passion with others. Cheers,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a set of 3 tacos with beef, chicken and fish... they were OK, average. But the service was really good.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eugene, Thank you for the visit and the review. We would love to hear more about how you would think our tacos could be better. Feel free to reach out directly. Your feedback is highly valuable. Cheers,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is such a fun place, with amazing food and great atmosphere. My husband and I sat at the street bar and enjoyed Pork Tacos with Pineapple as well as the Mahi Mahi tacos, both were delicious! We were waited on by Osmus and...he was such a pleasure!! Highly recommend! 😁More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for the visit. It's so cool to know that we can be part of our great honeymoon vacation and such a special time. Thanks for the love and support. We sure hope to see you back for a wedding...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is totallly worth the drive from Coco! My wife and I were visiting La Fortuna and decided to pop in for a cocktail and quick bite- imagine our surprise when this little venue produced some of the best tacos I have ever had....We came back the second night to find a packed house but those tacos were calling! LOVE THIS PLACEMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go see my boy Osman for a margarita and some tacos! Service is top notch and perfect views of the Volcano

Date of visit: February 2021
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