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La Botanica Organica Cafe

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Main Road to Manzanillo | Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
2750-0696
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 131
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  • 29
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  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
oh no

Closed and taped up by some bureaucracy! How awful! Luckily I got to try it before this happened and it was pretty good. I thought the service was good and the Wi-Fi is great too! A bit expensive, but quality food often is!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
LoveMartaM
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Closed and taped up by some bureaucracy! How awful! Luckily I got to try it before this happened and it was pretty good. I thought the service was good and the Wi-Fi is great too! A bit expensive, but quality food often is!!

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

Don't worry. We're coming back just have a few things to take care of. More 

London
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast but was told by a local it had been closed for about a week and they didn't think it would reopen. A few restaurants around town had closed to renovate in order to gain new permits.

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

Hi there - thank you so much for your review. We are temporarily closed and hope to reopen soon! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a good lunch place, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan. Don't miss this place for lunch

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Rented a bike and found this place on our way back from the beach. Super-fresh food and really good service! I definitely recommend this place.

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Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

...that is not just lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber -- it came with nuts, some fruit, other veggies ... make sure you ask for their carrot ginger salsa; great place for vegans and vegetarians with many choices for breakfast and lunch; i also had a ginger tea and it was perfectly gingery --- finally someone gets me ;) there is... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place serves up a delicious breakfast. I had the chocolate banana pancakes and my husband had the breakfast burrito! Both were amazing! I don't think you can go wrong here.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road to Manzanillo | Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: 2750-0696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?