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Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

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Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
(506) 4030-4506
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3:45 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious cocktails

We really enjoyed the cocktails and atmosphere at this bar. Definitely try the mojito! Ronald waited on us very well. The service was a bit slow, but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the cocktails and atmosphere at this bar. Definitely try the mojito! Ronald waited on us very well. The service was a bit slow, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Ronald is awesome! Very attentive and speaks good English. He made great recommendations, was funny and gave us a local after dinner drink on the house. I had a very good steak with chimichurri and the"natural" juice drinks are fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Ronald is adorable! It's clear he takes pride and loves what he does. He made sure we were very well taken care of. It was nice to see both locals and tourists enjoying dinner and drinks here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

we came relatively late but the owner treated us great. we loved the food and the beverages. with dessert he gave us liqueur "on the house". recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A night before returning back home we went out for dinner.we picked Monteleone due to the relatively short distance from the hotel and the reviews of Trip Advisor.. Ronaldo was awesome! From patient explanation of the menu to some extra treats on the house.. Best service and great meat! We enjoyed a lot and it was just the best ending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Good to see that most others in the TA community had a similar opinion of Monteleone. Looking for a quiet place to eat after a long day of travel, Monteleone was the #1 recommendation by our hotel guy on our arrival in Alajuela. It's a small, intimate place. Ronaldo greets you and explains the specials. He carefully arranges the cutlery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is awesome. It seems like the guy who runs it does everything and he's fabulous. Calling it a steak house is a little bit of a misnomer, but the food is really good. It's a fun spot to enjoy a city where finding delicious food can be a bit of a challenge.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not quite sure why... We were a party of 4... Tables open and it was around 730pm. Just kind if shook their heads no. We were dumbfounded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We ate here two nights during our trip to Costa Rica, once the night we arrived and once the night before we flew home. It was right across the street from our hotel (Hotel Pacande), which was perfect as we arrived at SJO around 10pm and needed a late dinner. The man who served us (the owner perhaps?) was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The owner of this place takes such a good care of you that in fact, he will be your waiter! Monteleone is a small, intimate place but don't let the size of it lead you towards thinking it might be small in flavors or variaty, they make really good food, and they also are probably the only place in Alajuela... More 

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Additional Information about Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

Address: Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 4030-4506
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: (506) 4030-4506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
3:45 pm - 12:00 am

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