Equus Bar-Restaurant

Barbecue in West End of Laguna de Arenal

Follow your nose to this authentic stone-built tavern, 14.5km west of Nuevo Arenal, where the meat is cooked in an open fire pit, producing decadent, delicious aromas. Take a seat at a wooden-slab picnic table and dig in. A local favorite, this place has been run by the same family for more than a quarter of a century.

If you needed another reason to stop, Equus turns into a live-music venue/disco at night featuring music from ranchero to reggae.