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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 2013
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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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Their hot sauce is literally amazing. It has the best hot flavor but isn't too spicy. We stopped by here on our bikes for a quick afternoon snack and they were about to close but stayed open for us. We ordered the hummus plate which was GREAT. It came with some cucumbers, carrots and pita and was to die for.... More

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boca raton
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The kids really wanted ice cream and we hadn't found anything good on our trip. We stopped in here and had an amazing experience. Nathan treated us like old friends. Ice cream and coffee were great! The bonus is that we heard some monkey's in the back so Nathan said we could go in the yard to see them. When... More

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Odessa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I came here with my family during our vacation in Cahuita. The food was not only healthy, but very tasty and unique in flavor. The portions were generous and the price was reasonable. The staff were friendly and polite. I highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Loved La Botanical. Spent three weeks in Playa Chiquita and stopped in at least every few days. Alfredo is awesome plus Nathan is extremely friendly. Mucho amor! Awesome, healthy food. Great flavor, favorite meal was the veggie scramble.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband and I ate here several times during a 10 day stay in Manzanillo in February. We loved it so much we kept going back. Nate, Shelby, Alfredo, and the ladies in the kitchen are all wonderful. I met incredible people while hanging out here. It was more like eating over at a friend's house and meeting their awesome... More

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Maastricht, the Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

As a vegetarian, I was thrilled to stumble upon La Botanica while bike riding from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo. The food was just wonderful and so was the service! Strongly recommended to anyone visiting the area.

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beirut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I highly recommend this cafe. We used to go everyday with my friends to have breakfast and coffee. Nathan the manager is always smiling and very kind. They have the best guanabana ice cream. The veggie burger is also amazing. You should try it.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A highly recommended breakfast/lunch spot just off the road at Playa Chiquita (5 km south of Puerto Viejo). We had two wonderful lunch experiences here at this vegetarian/vegan restaurant- even though we're not quite either. My wife and I enjoyed the Lovers Salad (and it worked! :-) ) as well as the veggie burrito and lentil burger. The quality is... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Being health conscious and a transitioning vegan I was ecstatic to find a gluten-free vegan friendly restaurant that offers meals made from locally grown produce! I had the best pancakes ever! The lunch menu sounded divine as well, but we unfortunately tried to go to lunch on one of the days when the restaurant was closed. It had a great... More

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belgique
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Thank to Nathan, the boss and the cook for this marvelous lunch. We recommand the veggie burger - the best we have eaten !!

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