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Puggo's

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International, Sushi, Israeli
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Main Rd, In Front the Hotel Down Town Montezuma, Costa Rica, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0325
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of...
Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of Montezuma. The owner is a world traveler who has found her home in Costa Rica. Her menu and its flavours are a direct reflection of her life experiences. From the fresh local fish to the slow cooked osobuco and moussaka, you can taste the love she has for her food. She uses a range of ingredients, from local organic chocolate to spices she brings directly from her home country of Israel. Puggo's also has a fresh sushi bar which specializes in a range of asian inspired dishes using locally caught fish and prepared right in front of your eyes. The atomsphere is friendly and relaxed and the multilingual staff is happy to recommend not only their favourite dishes but beaches as well! .
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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
Not the usual "typical food" in CR--a great change

We live in CR and do enjoy the usual fare; however, we decided to try Puggo's after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. What a varied menu and everything sounded so good. I wound up tryiing the sushi Pacific roll and it was terrific. Crunchy fish, jalapeno, could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
TravelinGal147289
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We live in CR and do enjoy the usual fare; however, we decided to try Puggo's after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. What a varied menu and everything sounded so good. I wound up tryiing the sushi Pacific roll and it was terrific. Crunchy fish, jalapeno, could have used more pickled ginger on the side,... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We ordered the sushi boat, moussaka and fish stew which were all expertly prepared. the foccacia bread was also superb

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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great atmosphere, awesome food, on the beach in the heart of Montezuma. Been here multiple times during our stay in the area. Max and team offer a casually romantic experience that should be on your list of places to visit whenever you are in Montezuma.

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I live in Montezuma so I've been to all the restaurants, and Puggos is one of my top three favorite places to eat. Everything I've tried is amazing, and my favorite is the Moroccan Stew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An interesting menu offering sushi, middle eastern and Israeli food. I had fish with two types of butter sauce which was served with rice with lentils, tempura cauliflower, side salad of beetroot and a small loaf of bread on the side! So much food for my appetite but the lovely waitress wrapped up the bread to take home. I debated... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great little middle eastern restaurant that also has a sushi bar! We got falafel and shish kebab which was very tasty but took quite a while to get to us after we ordered, anyway, it was worth the wait. Very friendly servers and a great outdoor eating area. Located just steps from the main strip. We didn't try the sushi... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tasty food for when you're sick of casada! Good humus and falafel and a tasty Arabic salad. I also tried the moussaka which was delicious. Service was a bit slow, but overall I enjoyed the experience. They also have a sushi bar but it seemed a bit expensive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I totally love the food here! Service was great and very fast for tico time! Laid back and alot of nice people here. Only thi g i want is a wider beer selection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Came here with a friend and had the Veggie Mousakka and kebabs. Loved the Cauliflower tempura and beetroot salad on the side. Nice n cheerful place with friendly staff.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Don't consider going here unless you don't have another option. The food was not spectacular, idem for the crew. Serve the starters together with the mains and make musaka with overload of mince. Nice vibes but a bit of a disappointment.

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Additional Information about Puggo's

Address: Main Rd, In Front the Hotel Down Town Montezuma, Costa Rica, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2642 0325
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: International, Sushi, Israeli

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Rd, In Front the Hotel Down Town Montezuma, Costa Rica, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: +506 2642 0325

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi, Israeli

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of Montezuma. The owner is a world traveler who has found her home in Costa Rica. Her menu and its flavours are a direct reflection of her life experiences. From the fresh local fish to the slow cooked osobuco and moussaka, you can taste the love she has for her food. She uses a range of ingredients, from local organic chocolate to spices she brings directly from her home country of Israel. Puggo's also has a fresh sushi bar which specializes in a range of asian inspired dishes using locally caught fish and prepared right in front of your eyes. The atomsphere is friendly and relaxed and the multilingual staff is happy to recommend not only their favourite dishes but beaches as well! .
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?