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Los Platillos Voladores

Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
+506 2694 5005
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Head back home from a weekend in the mountains, and stopped by this gem for a quick lunch. Great service and even better food. The thin crust pizza was everything you could ask for, crunchy and delicious! The sauce and ingredients were also solid, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank josephbO4942NB
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I have eaten at many places in Costa Rica, and I have not found any food that compares to the creations that are served here. The love that is put into the home cooked dishes, and the family-oriented service is absolutely amazing, with nothing anywhere,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank distantdrumz1951
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My boyfriend and I spent about a week in Nuevo Arenal and ate at this restaurant twice. We had pizza both times and it was absolutely fabulous. If someone is looking for authentic Italian pizza, this is definitely the place to be as the owners...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank amymlovestory
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Everytime I have eaten at Platillos Voladores, the food has been delicious! Emmi and David are great hosts serving authentic Italian cooking and daily specials. The tables are outside with a nice of the lake. Mange! Mange!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lily D
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We live in Nuevo Arenal, we visit Los Platillos on a regular basis, food is fresh, the restaurant is clean, Emmy and her husband are so nice and always welcoming. I have never had a bad meal, they only cook with fresh ingredients. Everything from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JacksonMiller57
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere on Lake Arenal you have to come here!!! You will get the most genuine and amazing Italian experience right in the heart of Costa Rica! Emy is so sweet and a joy to talk to! They make an authentic pizza and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank acplatt16
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We've eaten dozens of great meals in Italy, and sitting on the porch of this cute little restaurant we could have imagined we're back in Italy -- authentic, delicious, lovingly-made food. Emanualla (forgive misspelling) was fun to chat with and made the meal even better...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TravelerFr0mPhilly
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This inauspicious little front-porch restaurant on the main road through Nuevo Arenal is the most authentic Italian restaurant around. The food is almost unbelievable for this remote corner of Costa Rica. The owners are the real thing, and the wife serves while the husband cooks....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank sshawhomer
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! I came here last week with my wife and two friends and had the best time! This restaurant is tiny, just four outdoor tables and a kitchen inside, but the whole experience was memorable. The owners work as both servers...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Not much to complain about. We ordered two pizzas for our family of 6 and the owners of the restaurant were friendly and happily helped us. We had a great experience. Delicious pizza was a nice change after a week of Costa Rican food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TitanShane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 5005
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