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Restaurante El Coloso is a family project that opened since 2010, in order to satisfy everyone with our varieties of food (typical food, vegetarian, fast food, soups etc..) and excellent prices. In addition we care about the attention to our busine cliente.
PRICE RANGE
US$2,500 - US$6,000
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Latin, Healthy, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews fried chicken casado fries plantains salad steak pollo atv tour power wheels service was great local food typical food the main road our waiter big portions excellent food nice restaurant
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

After checking Trip Advisor for some ideas of where to eat near us we chose El Coloso Arenal and it was so good we went back the next night. Portions were very generous and it was great value for the money. The chicken fingers were...the best my son has ever had. The julienne chicken was good as well as the pollo marron and the Cada Casado. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Had supper at Colosal Arenal. Great service, we both ordered chicken. Came with salad, fries or vegetables. Had one of each. Fantastic meal, English speaking server, Yuri. She was there when we needed her, just buzzing around the restaurant, great job! Not a high end...place, but very good. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

Service was great, waiter very friendly, portions were big and the food tastet really good. We liked it a lot!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

We stayed in La Fortuna for a couple of nights and ate our lunch as well as dinner here after a recommendation from the hotel - it’s not your typical ‘rustic’ soda so we weren’t sure initially what the price would be and were pleasantly...surprised (Casados CR 3,500). It’s decorated/furnished nicely so you didn’t feel like youre eating on the roadside, the food was great and the service fantastic - there was a coffee tour eating on our first visit and the young waiter even brought us over the traditional ‘percolator’ and explained what it was. Not sure why ‘vegan’ is mentioned as I only saw veggie but, if you asked for no queso on the casado you’d probably be able to ‘veganise’More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

We were 3 nights in Arenal and had dinner here 3 nights. And ... delicious food! Nice and relaxed restaurant with friendly service. We actually only had the Casada (with a choice of beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian). A traditional Costa Rican dish that is...particularly tasty and varied here. Price quality is great! Portions are large (including the wine). Recommended!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

We arrived in La Fortuna late at night and took a chance at El Coloso. Our waiter recommended 2 of their best dishes, Chicken Cordon Bleu and steak they were both excellent. We also had their house Cabernet which was delicious. you should also get...the Nachos with guacamole, bean dip and salsa, so yummy. Our waiter was excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

Lunch at this restaurant was included in the cost of our ATV tour with Power Wheels. There is a special menu that the restaurant has just for the ATV tour guests. My fiance ordered the fish casado. I am vegetarian, and unfortunately none of the...items on the special menu were vegetarian! However, our great server Yuri told me not to worry, and had the kitchen prepare a special and delicious vegetarian casado for me! The service was great, and Yuri went above and beyond to make our dining experience memorable. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MissDCWilson, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Coloso Arenal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Dear mcjohnson216: Thank you for that! We want nothing more but to make sure that each of our visitors will have a delicious meal with the best possible service. We all hope your tour was excellent and that this new 2020 will be a magnificent...More

Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

The food and service were great...thanks Yuri...they have many items to pick from so bring your appetite.

Date of visit: January 2020
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MissDCWilson, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Coloso Arenal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Dear flew2fast: Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. It was nice to have you and we all hope you will be able to come back. Best wishes! Gratefully yours, Restaurante El Coloso Arenal

Reviewed 2 January 2020

Our tour group had a traditional lunch at El Coloso, and it was a GREAT meal. My son, his fiancé and I had the beef, my wife had the fish, and our daughter had the chicken. Our daughter (who is 25 years old) said that...the chicken was the best she has EVER had! The lemonade with peppermint was also good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MissDCWilson, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Coloso Arenal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Dear Jon C: We are delighted to read your review but even more grateful knowing that all of you enjoyed each dish and of course, the refreshing peppermint lemonade too. Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write such a GREAT...More

Reviewed 28 December 2019

Great atmosphere, food and service. Yuni was great. She recommended menu items and was very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2019
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MissDCWilson, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Coloso Arenal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Dear S3328BAkristap: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was nice to have you with us. Best wishes for you and your loved ones. Gratefully yours, Restaurante El Coloso Arenal

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21 March 2019|
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Response from fabian1989 | Property representative |
Hola El agua del grifo es segura depende la zona que usted visite,en las playa 🏝 es mejor comprarla en la Fortuna de San Carlos es Segura. Las verduras y ensaladas si son seguras en el país. Los huevos no se Refrigeran... More
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