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Cafe Escondido

| 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5156
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Costa Rican, Cafe, Fast food, South American
| 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food all around that’s cooked with love, esp handmade pizza that you can watch cook in the traditional wood-fired dome oven; nice variety of craft beers (plus all the usual Tico beer brands); locally made bread (a rarity in my CR experience); all food...More

Thank Palmisto
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Very cool location! We drove here from El Establo hotel and it took about 5 minutes. Explored the trails below the restaurant for about 30 minutes. Guac was delicious! Food was fast and fresh and would definitely go here again.

Thank danielleelisaaa
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here prior to our night walk. Delicious Caprese pizza and loved the sunset over the water!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Fantastic breakfast (which were included in our stay at the Monteverde Inn) with traditional gallo pinto, plantains, and fresh eggs. We also had two dinners here during our stay at the Inn, and the focus on fresh, local produce really shows. The pizza was delicious,...More

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Had both lunch and supper here. Great food! We had real chamomile tea and pizza from their wood fired oven as we watched the sun go down from the top floor of their open restaurant. Very healthy options. Great friendly staff.

Thank Getoutside14
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My wife, adult daughter and I stayed at the Monteverde Inn and had dinner and breakfast at the Cafe Escondido. The space has 9 covered tables and 4 more open bar tables. The view over the Nicoya Gulf is amazing. For a relatively small restaurant...More

Thank JohnF_1959
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Cafe Escondido easily has the most beautiful sunset view that you can enjoy while eating dinner! They have an authentic wood pizza oven and it rivals what I get back home! Absolutely delicious and for only $10 it's well worth it!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This cafe has great Pozole Soup and stone oven pizza, tropical fruit drinks and yummy platanos maduros! The cafe is open air, and there are beautiful views of the mountain range. Even better at sunset!

Thank SarahMarilyn
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Although this restaurant is attached to the Inn, you don't have to be staying at the Inn to eat here! It has a buffet breakfast for guests, but serves lunch and dinner all day from about 1000 am. The casado was delicious and a complete...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We shared Aztecs soup, mixed salad, and chicken entree. All that was less than 20 bucks and filled up two hungry tourists. The chicken came with while rice, black beans, vegetables, salad, and plantains. Yum, the soup was hot, filling and very tasty with chicken,...More

Thank Bonnie H
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Costa Rican, Cafe, Fast food, South American
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5156
Local restaurant in Monteverde area, we serve typical food as Casado, Gallo Pinto, also pastas, fast foods, and we have the special chef plate every night.
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