Nuevo Arenal restaurants

Top Choice International in Nuevo Arenal

Gingerbread Hotel & Restaurant

Don’t miss the chance to eat at one of the best restaurants in northwestern Costa Rica, right on the lake. The larger-than-life, New York–trained Israeli chef turns out transcendent meals from the freshest local ing…
Cafe in Nuevo Arenal

Tinajas Arenal

With glorious sunsets and a dock for boat access, this is a hidden gem. The chef – who works in tandem with his talented mom – has created a menu of traditional favorites and new surprises, using fresh seafood and o…
Italian in Nuevo Arenal

Los Platillos Voladores

The plates really do fly out of this carry-out joint right in the center of Nuevo Arenal, which gets raves for its homemade pasta, roast chicken and fresh salads. It’s mostly Italian – the eggplant Parmesan is delec…
Cafe in Nuevo Arenal

Moya’s Place

Murals, masks and other indigenous-inspired art adorn the walls at this friendly cafe. Take your pick from the delicious sandwiches, well-stuffed wraps and burritos, and tasty thin-crust pizza. This place is a sort …
Bakery in Nuevo Arenal

Tom’s Pan

Better known as the ‘German bakery,’ thanks to the signs that litter the lake road, this landmark is a famous rest stop for road-trippers heading to/from Tilarán. Its breads, strudels and cakes are all homemade, and…
Soda in Nuevo Arenal

Las Delicias

A cheap and cheerful soda near the top of the hill as you approach town, with ample wooden-table seating. It does Western-style breakfasts, pasta dishes, quesadillas and grilled steaks on the cheap, but it’s known f…