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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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columbia, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Riverside, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

New since my last visit to Playa Chiquita four years ago, this breakfast/lunch place offers organic vegetarian/vegan fare which satisfied three confirmed carnivores. The produce was fresh and the bread tasted homemade. My daughter swore by the buckwheat pancakes. Breakfast may be ordered during the lunch hour and vice versa. Service was friendly and fairly attentive. Average price given the... More

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

Thank you for the review! We love hearing about our customers experiences and really appreciate your writing. Safe travels! More

Heredia, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The quality here is not what it was last time I visited two years ago. I was ignored by a very boisterous guy- I don't know what his job is there, but he talked to everyone but my table. When the food came it was not the vegan version I ordered. They made a new one though. I was a... More

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

I am so sorry to hear that your latest visit didn't mirror the last one. We appreciate you taking the time to write. The loud boisterous guy you spoke of is Nate, one of the owners. Nate has a huge heart and great thirst for life and he would never purposely ignore anyone, in fact he was really crushed to... More

beirut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in play cocles for 5 days. We used to have our coffee every morning at botanica organica. Nathan was really nice. I usually dont like vegan food but the plates we used to order were really good. Try the avocado sandwish and the guanabana ice cream.

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

Thank you for the review! We love hearing about our customers experiences isn't the Guanabana ice cream delicious! Hope you really enjoyed your visit, safe travels to you!! Come back soon! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Loved coming here in the mornings and enjoying a coffee/breakfast. The staff was awesome! So friendly and welcoming and it was sad to say goodbye. The dogs were also the cutest, just hanging out. I can't wait to go back next time. XO

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

You are 'fantastica' Amy!! Thank you so much for writing a review. It makes such a difference for the little cafes here!! Hope you really enjoyed your visit, safe travels to you!! Come back soon! More

Brockville, Canada
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265 reviews 265 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We rented a cottage that was quite close to this restaurant. As a result, we ended up eating at this place quite often. We had breakfast and lunch (not open for supper) at this place several times during our stay in Costa Rica. The staff are extremely nice. The food tasted awesome. An added bonus you might ask? The use... More

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

Thank you so much for writing a review. It makes such a difference for the little cafes here!! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the wifi ;-) Come back soon! More

London
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm a vegetarian and this place was recommended to me by locals. I definitely second their recommendation. The food was great, lots of flavour, and it was lovely to have several options to choose from as a vegetarian. They have plenty of comfortable seats to chill out on with wifi. They owner was lovely, it started raining just as I... More

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

Yeah! Thank you so much for writing a review. It makes such a difference finding good organic vegetarian places when you travel doesn't it? We are glad you enjoyed the food and the wifi ;-) Come back soon! More

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