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La Botanica Organica Cafe

Main Road to Manzanillo | Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
2750-0696
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $8
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy, Café
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I can't tell you how good the food is here! A plate for of fresh veggies and salad, wholesome lentil burgers and amazing ginger sauces and dressing. If you're passing this way, you must stop by for lunch!

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Really cute little place with yummy vegetarian food! I had the hummus sandwich which was great. A little more expensive but worth it. Great service and nice atmosphere!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

First of all, the owners, Shelbi & Nate are the friendliest people you will ever meet. Before we even decided to eat there they were helping us with local info, tour suggestions and various sights to see. Then they gave us samples of their homemade chocolate spread in a jar and fruit drinks. Wonderfull stuff. You have to try it.... More

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Robin & Gary! Thank you so much for the review. We had work being done on the house and weren't able to get to the cafe during your last few days, so didn't get to say goodbye! We hope that your visit was spectacular and we see you again! Blessings to you both! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Veggie Burger and hummus app(:) Delish!!! Small menu though!! But I can always find what I need!! They r famous for breakfast too!!

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We're thrilled that you liked it and took notice of our simple menu. We really try to create simply and medicinally to show people how easy it is to make this food regularly at home. We hope to see you back again soon!! Blessings! More

Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We very much enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. Their lentil burgers are delicious! This is at the top of my list of places to eat. Very friendly staff who even shared the recipe for one of the items.

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and the recipe exchange! Hope to see you back in this little corner again soon! Blessings! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As we biked from Playa Negra to the Nature Preserve, we found this amazing little restaurant. It was quiet with a charming atmosphere and a few locals. The food was reasonably priced and tasty. Not being a vegetarian I was skeptical at first about the menu. But, I was not disappointed - second best meal on a week long trip... More

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

This is what we love to hear!! Yeah!! Thank you so much for the review. We do our best to make sure your experience is delicious, delightful, delectable and fun!! Blessings More

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cafe food with a local flair. Food is fresh. Serves some of thee best coffee in the area. The staff think of little things to make your visit special. The dining room is open air. You'll need to walk through a bit of jungle to get to the restrooms. Worth a visit.

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Ahhhh.... the iced ginger tea is my favorite too! so medicinal, especially if you have a travelers stomach! So glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for posting this amazing review, blessings to you and yours! More

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

By far the best meal of our trip. so fresh so goooood! So delicous and the staff were so nice. really afforable too compared to the other places we ate at. My boyfriend had the sangria it was great! But my fav was the iced ginger tea. It was to die for

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Ahhhh.... the iced ginger tea is my favorite too! so medicinal, especially if you have a travelers stomach! So glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for posting this amazing review, blessings to you and yours! More

columbia, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food here is beyond delicious, fresh and healthy. The atmosphere is open, relaxed and the staff is friendly and professional. My daughter got a breakfast burrito and she devoured it. I got the homemade granola, fruit and yogurt with toasted coconut. All the food was fabulous. Nathan is a wonderful person who made our trip there memorable. We all... More

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! Thrilled that you and the family had a great experience and we hope to see you back again! Blessings to you all!! More

Brooklyn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very friendly service and super delicious and fresh food. The homemade lentil burger is one of the best I ever had. Great salads as well. Had lunch here twice and would say it's one of the best lunch options in the Puerto Viejo- Manzanilla area.

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shlbn8r, Owner at La Botanica Organica Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. We like to think it's the best place to eat too!! Aren't the lentil burgers to die for!! We even bring them home to eat on our days off! Even the dogs like them!! Ha ha. Hope to see you back down soon! Take care and many blessings to you and the family!! More

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Additional Information about La Botanica Organica Cafe

Address: Main Road to Manzanillo | Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2750-0696
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy, Café

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