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Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5190
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What a find!

Delicious food! What a great find in Monteverde. An excellent example of a local sustainable... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Montreal, Canada
via mobile
Great Lunch at the restaurant at the back

We had lunch at the restaurant located in the back. The food was very good and reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
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  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“local women” (3 reviews)
“co op” (3 reviews)
“tico food” (2 reviews)
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5190
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! What a great find in Monteverde. An excellent example of a local sustainable development project. Coffee was also excellent! Definitely worth a try if you are staying in a hotel nearby it is quite a trek however from Santa Elena if you don't...More

Thank D T
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the restaurant located in the back. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We the soup special and arzo de pollo. Both of which were very flavorful the tamarind drink was very good too.

Thank HardRocker2014
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The restaurant in the back of this Coop is home to the cheapest meals in Monteverde. They were homemade, tasty and worth eating. We fed our family of 4 a hearty lunch for under $20.

Thank Suydam
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We took a short taxi ride from the Cloud Forest Lodge into Monteverde for lunch at Stella's Bakery and decided to take a look at this store located across the way. They have lots of pretty embroidered items made locally. The prices were a bit...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

They advertise as being locally done by women, but much is commercially made. Even then not much to offer for sale.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Oh my, what tasty food! Original, favorful, plentiful - the best Tico food we have had on our month long trip. Seriously good. The restaurant is located in the back of the craft shop. It's a hidden gem. Not well known by most tourists. Our...More

Thank BriaBoston
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited the center and had a very educating conversation about the history of the women cooperative with one of the members: Neri. There is an amazing store with the work of many women artists, I bought beautiful handkerchiefs embroidered by hand. At the back...More

Thank Finn-Falcon
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great that it's locally made by artists and women in the area. Wish that I could say that they were wonderful, but the truth is that they were just OK and some were mass produced. Would recommend the Casa de Arte much more. Better quality...More

Thank dsegleau
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The gift shop is awesome, can't say much about it, it had great hand-crafted souvenirs. They had amazing covers for pillows with different designs, I liked one that had a horse in it.

Thank Denis V
Reviewed 10 December 2016

**Can't comment on the gift store. Went straight to the restaurant: Sorry guys, I can't give this one a good rating. I really wanted to like this restaurant, but was let down. Prices: Possibly the best in town. They don't have anything on their menu...More

Thank jahphoto
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