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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Down to Fiesta. SpecTacolar Cantina opened it's doors July 2019, we survived the pandemic and moved to a bigger location in 2021 all thanks to your support. Breakfast - Tacos - Burritos - Micheladas - Margaritas - Steak
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat her because it was semi-crowded, which is usually a good sign. Great selection of tacos. Great burritos. Extremely friendly service. Our son ordered what he thought was pineapple juice and it turned out to be an awesome smoothie. Highly recommend this...place!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of the town Tacos were delicious ! Food was very good. Very much Catered to the tourists … especiallly American. Didn’t see any locals Had NFL and Basketball on the TVs

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2022 via mobile

The gentleman working upstairs were a great group, and we were so glad we stopped. The Spectacolar margarita is a must. The craft beer list is the best I’ve seen in town, plenty of unique options.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 December 2022 via mobile

Fun atmosphere but music too loud to talk. Service extremely slow. Drink took 30 min and food 1hr 45min. Marguarita was yummy. Taco was terrible. No taste, tiny piece of dry fish. Probably worst taco I have had. Most people still hungry after meal.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Daniel Corrales, Owner at Spectacolar Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2022

Hello Adventure787923, We appreciate your visit with your group. Your group was last night came all at different times and did not order right away until "everyone got there". On top of that we had 2 other groups ahead of you guys. We did inform...More

Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

I got the taco pulled pork and i realy enjoyed it. Price is also realy good. The restaurant has a good admosphere and live music.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

Family of 4 with 2 picky kids left very happy. My husband and I had taco platters- my Al pastor was great- he had steak, chicken, and Al pastor and liked the steak and chicken better because they had more spice. My daughter was able...to get a plain chicken and cheese quesadilla that she was so happy with. Had delicious pineapple drinks. Great churros with dulce de Leche dip for dessert. We sat right next to the sidewalk where we could watch what was going on in town. Overall 5 stars!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2022 via mobile

Perfecto! Deliciouso. The people are amazing. The food is fantastic. The drinks are wonderful. A great time for all. A must go whether in La Fortuna or Santa Ellena.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Caeser is the best!! Great service and great food! Fish tacos were delish. Great service. Live music was Superb

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

Among the best Gusto Sours in La Fortuna. We didn't eat, but visited multiple times for cocktails. The bartender was very friendly, and they were open for drinks by 10am.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is a must if you love Mexican food! The food is made/taste fresh and to order. The staff there were really friendly and accommodating! A great surprise when needing of comfort food while on vacation.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Best Margarita in La Fortuna! Was able to stop in twice for their passion fruit jalapeño margarita. We were most taken back by the art work. Very beautiful Mexican themed restaurant. We are headed to Monteverde and look forward to visiting there too. Cesar the...manager was very nice as well as the bartender on the second floor who was playing the best Spanish music for dancing. I did not eat a meal but definitely will try the Monteverde one. Had the churros and those were excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022 via mobile

Looking for the top tacos in La Fortuna? Check out Spectacolar in La Fortuna! The elote was decked with sauce & spices…I ordered two! The salsa was fresh and so were the ingredients on the tacos. The beverages are cold and hit the spot after...a long day of touring and exploring. The environment is so spacious! Try the shawarma if you have the time and hankering for it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

The food was okay. It is hard to find a decent guacamole in CR. it wasn’t bad here but just not enough. We had the pollo toco which were good. It was a typical Mexican joint.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

We have spent over a week in Fortuna, and hands down this is the best place to eat. We first arrived and was greeted by a guy out front who sat us to our seats down stairs. He took our orders promptly and drinks arrived...within minutes. Ordered our food, both had burritos of different varieties and they were up there with the best. A band turned up shortly after we finished, and the waiter asked if we would like to grab a seat up stairs to watch. So we did and he gave us some brilliant seats. There is a separate bar upstairs, and within a round of drinks he knew our order by memory. At this point the up stairs was packed with lots of other customers. He would just look over to us and gesture if we wanted another. That sort of thing makes a night. We watched until closing and asked for the bill, which came quickly. The price of food and drinks was reasonable and we are certainly going again!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, awesome drinks, great service and fun atmosphere. Get the spectacolar especial (12 taco combo your choice). We came back next day since the tacos were seriously that good, and I don’t drop taco stars unless they are good AF. Pura Vida!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Spectacolar Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5