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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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 29
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Birthday dinner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
rilymart
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Wenatchee, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wenatchee, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Calgary
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is such a neat place, if you like shopping you can find almost anything here and what a great place to spend the afternoon. The prices aren't that much higher than other places and the atmosphere is terrific

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Blackpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

such a great restaurant, food was amazing and completely different to other things we'd eaten in Costa Rica. A nice change from arose con pollo. Lovely setting, great for couples or a group of friends. Staff were fab, explained the menu and recommended dishes. I would definitely take the time to find this place, it is a bit of a... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?