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Ylang Ylang Restaurant

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Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, International
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10-12 minute walk on the beach north of Montezuma | at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+(506)2642-0636
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ylang Ylang Restaurant is a joyful place... your meals are prepared...
Ylang Ylang Restaurant is a joyful place... your meals are prepared especially for you with the freshest of ingredients and caring, friendly service. A calm atmosphere and delicious food awaits you...We are proud to serve mainly organic produce in all of our dishes.Our restaurant caters to seafood, vegan and raw food lovers. We also serve great chicken dishes, but do not serve red meat. Please see our online menus for more details.We are always willing to accommodate your needs, just ask at the time of booking.The restaurant is open to non-hotel guests as well.Great Happy Hour from 3-6pm everyday
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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful

Loved this restaurant. The staff was amazing, friendly and informed. Food was prepared well and we didn't have a disappointing meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
LNBrewer
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San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved this restaurant. The staff was amazing, friendly and informed. Food was prepared well and we didn't have a disappointing meal.

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Mill Spring, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all very tasty. Best of all, nearly everything they serve is organic. The frozen iced tea is wonderful and I really like the juices. The fresh fish wrap at lunch is excellent, as well. Blackened tuna with mango sauce was my favorite for dinner.

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Laguna Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Owned by same team as El Sano Banano, but this place is the 5 star ocean setting..I go for lunch, sit gazing at the ocean, and I'm in paradise.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was the best restaurant we ate at. I had shrimp pasta and my husband tuna. The food and service were great. Also atmosphere is lovely. You have to walk on beach path to get here, it is worth it.

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I stayed at Ylang Ylang overa weekend and had the opportunity to eat at their restaurant several times. The food was outstanding! Very good cusine, all ingredients are fresh, organic and soo tasty!! ;-) Very friendly staff too! I managed to go back a couple weeks later, to get to try more items on their menue. The venue is perfect!... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A luxury retreat that offers a walk in restaurant with probably the most extensive menu selection (including a great variety of Vegetarian and Vegan options) that we experienced during our two week tour of Costa Rica. Two starters, mains and deserts and a bottle of wine came to less than a $120 which was great value given the quality of... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I loved that breakfast and dinner were included in the room rates and that there was such a variety to choose from. All was beautifully presented and the service was always friendly; the ocean and wildlife were a constant source of entertainment and relaxation.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were there for valentine’s day and it was amazing ! There was a huge bone fire on the beach, live music all night and the service and food were excellent ! Of course this was a special night with a special menu, but I would recommend it as well for a more romantic and upscale dinning. Really had a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After reading the reviews of Ylang Ylang, we were keen to trek down the beach to visit. Unfortunately some of the food fell short of our expectations for the top rated Montezuma restaurant. The seafood dish we ordered was terribly over-cooked although the chicken dish we ordered was tasty. The drinks, service and ambiance, however, were lovely. I am very... More 

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uumatter, Owner at Ylang Ylang Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nicole, First off, thank you for the 5 stars you gave for Atmosphere and Service. It is greatly appreciated and has been shared with our staff. It took awhile for you to respond to our question as to what dish you had, so here is my response: The Pasta Penne Seafood dish is cooked so that all of the... More 

Regina, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

This was my favourite meal out while in Montezuma, hands down. It is pricey but with it; a really special evening out. We made reservations and arrived before sunset to beat the resident guests (meals are provided) to ensure we had a good table. But all the tables are great. Our server Christian was exceptional. Our food was top notch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10-12 minute walk on the beach north of Montezuma | at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: +(506)2642-0636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, International

Description

Ylang Ylang Restaurant is a joyful place... your meals are prepared especially for you with the freshest of ingredients and caring, friendly service. A calm atmosphere and delicious food awaits you...We are proud to serve mainly organic produce in all of our dishes.Our restaurant caters to seafood, vegan and raw food lovers. We also serve great chicken dishes, but do not serve red meat. Please see our online menus for more details.We are always willing to accommodate your needs, just ask at the time of booking.The restaurant is open to non-hotel guests as well.Great Happy Hour from 3-6pm everyday

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