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Bistro Bon Appetit

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by after a long day of hiking. It's much nicer inside than you would expect from the outside. The young waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was just ok and seemed pricey for what you got. Our bill came to over $30 USD for a small margarita pizza and spaghetti w/ bolgonese sauce... More 

Thank dablakes
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Bistro Bon Appetite after hiking for 5 hours in the rain so we were starving and Bistro Bon Appetite did not disappoint. I had been craving pizza and the stone oven cooked pizza here hit the spot! We also got a bottle of wine and if you know your wine this place is where... More 

Thank Molly L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with excellent food and service. I really recommend this place for those who are looking a nice restaurant with quality food and price.

1 Thank Sebastian A
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Average food but nice decor. We were the only couple at the restaurant when we arrived 8:15pm. My fajitas with chicken was ok and my wife had the chicken wrap which was very good.

Thank Ken A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Tried the Diavola pizza and added mushrooms. Had blackberry smoothie with it as well. Truly great pizza.

Thank Ramin J
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stopped here after a long and wearing journey up the dirt road to Monteverde. What a pleasure to have lunch at this restaurant - friendly staff, courteous service and delicious pizza made on a wood fire. I strongly recommend the seafood (frutti di mare) option. Reasonable prices too.

Thank scarletgleam
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176 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This restaurant had a nice mix of dishes, each of which was very well prepared. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely visit again if the opportunity arose.

Thank djnToronto
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My three year old and I split their larger prosciutto pizza with gorgonzola and arugula. The crust was thin but not crunchy like a cracker. The tomato sauce was flavorful and the overall taste blended well together. The house reds were $5 and decent. My husband had the chicken fajitas and thought it was tasty. The rolls before the dinner... More 

Thank Dragoness19
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, great pizza, just like the Italians make it, then small is a good individual size if you get a fresh salad. Nice artisanal beers and good wine. A perfect stop on the way back after a day in the cool and rainy clouds at Selvatura Park.

Thank Monica B
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as it was close to our rental. Staff are so gracious and friendly! So many pizzas and other items to choose from. We decided on our own small pizzas and they were so good. Nice thin crust, excellent flavour!!

Thank Laura M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Italian, Pizza, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: 26455301

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