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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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Fantastic Food!

This is not only the best food in Costa Rica, but some of the best food I have ever eaten and I have traveled in 51 countries. It is so fresh, tasty and beautifully served. Christian and Patricia are the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2014
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Morrison, Colorado
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Morrison, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is not only the best food in Costa Rica, but some of the best food I have ever eaten and I have traveled in 51 countries. It is so fresh, tasty and beautifully served. Christian and Patricia are the best!

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Marble Falls, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed for 5 days and ate everything on the menu. I can only describe it as the best food i have ever eaten.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Breakfast and Dinner was included in my room rate. Oftentimes, this means less than adequate food and a limited menu. Not the case at Ylang Ylang! The menu had an extensive selection of all types of foods from typical Costa Rican style through to authentically produced Sushi. The restaurant setting is beautiful and open air looking out onto the Pacific... More 

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Ellsworth, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I can only say one thing!! Fresh, flavor, top notch staff, view to die for, peace, and relaxing! The chef has been there for the past three years we have been going there, and the food is incredible. Organized, same staff that treat you like family, and one of the best places I can think of in this world. We... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a wonderful place, stayed in beach front "dome". Comfortable with great hot water and wonderful view. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The restaurant has an extensive menu with enough to choose from for a month. Everything was delicious and prepared perfectly, fresh and healthy. Great drinks, Loved the monkeys, who know enough to stay away from the food!!

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

What stands out here is the setting. The restaurant is open air and overlooks the beach. Breezes come off the ocean and the surf provides the background music. There are about 6 tables shaded under a roofed section and maybe 8 more on a patio, many with umbrellas for shade. All enjoy a view across the beach to the sea.... More 

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London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Really great restaurant and right on the ocean. The service was excellent. One thing for readers to know is that you can walk or there is a shuttle bus from downtown Montezuma.

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Mill Spring, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Serving fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes, the Ylang Ylang Restaurant menus are imaginative and delicious. We tried everything on the menu while we were there and it is all wonderful. The open air setting with views of the ocean adds to the enjoyment. Wait staff are very friendly and efficient.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Our small Supper Club group has been dining together monthly in different Portland, Oregon area restaurants for over 30 years. We tried practically every item on Ylang Ylang's menu and enjoyed every one of them! I particularly enjoyed the snapper special and the barbecued shrimp. The presentation was always exceptional and wonderfully personal.

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed! I liked the Yellow Fin with Mango Sause I chose it every night! My husband was more adventurous and I think his fav was the penne and shrimp in a Arribiata? Sauce - he even gave me a taste - yum yum!

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?