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Ylang Ylang Restaurant

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Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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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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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
Fresh food

Every meal was enjoyable--the selection was great from authentic Costa Rican dishes to Italian pastas, risottos, curries and fresh fish.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Woodstock, IL
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Woodstock, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Every meal was enjoyable--the selection was great from authentic Costa Rican dishes to Italian pastas, risottos, curries and fresh fish.

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LEICESTER
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

the whole scene is stunning with the restaurant right next to the beach and the food very good . There was nothing bad about it . staff , very helpful and the bar stocked up well with a variety of spirits

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed for a week at the resort and we never tired of the food. It was delicious!! Whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner, it was fresh, tasty and creative! We could not have asked for more from a resort that included meals with the room rate. We looked forward to each and every meal they served and we... 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

Even if you aren't staying here, it is worth a pleasant stroll up the beach to check out Ylang Ylang. We usually go and have a romantic dinner here at least once on every visit to Montezuma. It is owned by the same people who own El Sano Banano in town, so if you can't find it, just ask them... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The restaurant is right at the far end of the beach, you don't have to walk along the beach to access it, there is a shaded track which we found on the return. The setting is lovely, right on the beach and the menu really interesting. All the ingredients are fresh and the juices simply delicious. This also a hotel... More 

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Oslo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

You'll enjoy the delightful beach view. You'll savor the gourmet food and dessert. I had fish with a nicely subdued and interesting tartness, with splendidly rich truffles as dessert. It's pricey, but worth a visit if you want something out of the ordinary. Service was excellent.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The waiter recommended the magic mocha drink and it was so good. It's expresso, ice cream and chocolate. The food is awesome! I had the fish special and my boyfriend had the chicken curry.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 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

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

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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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, International, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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