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Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin
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Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 506, Costa Rica
+506 8312 2619
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything was good and the food delicious. We had a Grilled jack fish for two and we would definitely recommend it

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Thank DnLA1992
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had three starters to share: Hummus with vegetable sticks - ok, but I prefer more tahini taste. Tempura shrimp - god shrimp but the sauce served had a artificial tone to it that I did not like Fish ceviche- a decent ceviche, but nothing memorable. This is not a bad place, but there's nothing special to it.

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Thank asasven
Cologne, Germany
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a delicious Beef carpaccio as a starter followed by a whole red snapper and a bonito steak with mashed potatoes. All was really nice and the wine was great as well. The staff is very friendly!

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Thank Teresa B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We ate at Monli 3 different times while we were staying in Puerto Viejo and loved it every time. They have fresh seafood that is caught that day (we even saw a fisherman dropping off his catch around lunch time). The food is delicious and it was one of our favorite places in town. The price isn't too bad either,... More 

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Thank KorbyMiller
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant on the first night of our stay and came back several times because we loved the food and the service was great. We especially liked the Casados but also the fish of the day was delicious. Thank you!

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Thank briluho0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Flavorful and filling meals with a flair! Right in the heart of Puerto Viejo's beachside life. Service is decent, prices are fair.

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Thank Jade Wah'oo G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food fresh and friendly staff They have seafood with French touch. The best food I have eaten till now.

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Thank Valentina E
Oxford, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had read about that place before we stayed in PV a couple of days and we went there one night. We had the grilled mixed seafood platter (with local little oysters as an included appetizer), and were very, very satisfied. The place gives you the feeling of seaffod fresh from the fisherman's boat. Out waiter Daniel, multi-lingual - including... More 

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Thank christinerm263
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The food was very good. My family and I where hungry and had to wait a lot, but it was more than worth it. Believe me this is a place you want to go and eat.

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Thank Ryan B
Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I had a mixed grilled seafood platter that could have easily fed two and my boyfriend had a traditional casada with fish. Both were incredible. The seafood platter was unlike anything I ever had - local oysters, grilled octopus, 2 fish fillets, mussels, clams, etc. I will remember this meal for a long time!

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Thank Courtney L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8312 2619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?