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Playa de los Artistas

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| Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
26420920
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great service and atmosphere

My family and I, a group of 11,all went to eat at Playa the los Artistos.Luckily It was a full moon night. So beautiful. We were all seated together, one big table in the sand, by the edge of the ocean. Great atmosphere with candles and lounge music. Great service. From the look of it,and what the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
lajoy_9
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My family and I, a group of 11,all went to eat at Playa the los Artistos.Luckily It was a full moon night. So beautiful. We were all seated together, one big table in the sand, by the edge of the ocean. Great atmosphere with candles and lounge music. Great service. From the look of it,and what the others took, all... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had dinner at Playa de los Artistas twice, and it was our best meal in Montezuma. The menu listed different daily options - combining Italian taste with gastronomic creativity. Moreover the setting on the beach is pure romance. If there's one place you can't miss in Montezuma, it's this one!

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Wenatchee, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I went there for her Birthday dinner and sat right on the beach. Had the best Octopus I have ever had. Very quaint and great wood fired oven. Go there.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The restaurant is settled right at the beach. You can just visit for a drink, but dinner is a must. Make sure to reserve in advance in case you want a table up front. Food and service are excellent.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Loved the beachside clay pot over where they prepared your delicious meal in plain sight! Everything was beautifully prepared and very tasty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed at Los mangos for a yoga retreat & ate here most nights. Dreamy, romantic, simple elegance - each meal was truly an experience. You enter through red gates, rimmed with flowers, at dusk. The path is lit by candles, the air tinged with fire, flowers & sea. Cozy seats, lit by candles, meant for hushed romantic evenings by... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Montezuma is amazing. Casual and elegant at the same time. The food at playa de la artistes was everything that we expected and more. From the beach vibe to the relaxed elegant meal it was superb! Our daughter and her boyfriend shared the mahi mahi tail and my husband and I had equally delicious meals all under the stars and... More 

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Minneapolis
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First of all the food is delicious and service is excellent. The menu, which has a Mediterranean influence, changes daily. So the emphasis is on creativity, fresh ingredients and seafood. The waiter patiently described the handwritten menu items. The food is cooked in outdoor ovens. The restaurant faces the ocean and many of the tables are right on the beach.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

No trip to Montezuma would be complete without a visit to Artistas. Some of the best food in Costa Rica for sure. A little pricey but the food and vibe make it all worth it. Hard to find, it is located right across the road from Montezuma Yoga.

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nashville
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Possibly the most romantic restaurant in the world. Very few tables, all arranged to maximize the view of the ocean. Would be hard for an elder person as they keep it very dark, only lit by candles, however when the moon is full I am sure that it would be fine. Food was fresh and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: 26420920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?