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Cafe Escondido

| 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5156
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  • Very good22%
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“pizza” (4 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Pizza, Cafe, Fast food, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
| 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The setting alone is worth the visit. Had the pizza and the fajitas and they were both really good. It was the best meal I had in the area.

Thank Carl H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I stayed nearby and came for a night tour - I spotted the restaurant on the tour and came back the next evening. The restaurant is in a wonderful setting with great views. Food is very delicious and service is excellent. Truly wonderful place that...More

Thank LMF2506
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I nice restaurant with good food and decent price. Eco oriented with a spectacular view on the reserve and Arenal lake far away.

Thank Pascal B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I stayed at the Monteverde Inn and the restaurant is onsite. Excellent food and batidos - especially the breakfast.

Thank Ed F
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the Monteverde Inn preserve and has a beautiful view. The staff are very nice and the food is decent. I think everyone should make a trip up here when in Monteverde. It is worth the effort. There is also a...More

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Delicious fresh reasonably priced pizzas. Great views over the valley. A lot of the produce is grown onsite. Ate here a few times as was staying onsite. Service was mixed.

Thank Jjeennzz
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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
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 Passport632300
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
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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