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La Carambola Cafe Art - CLOSED

calle Principal, 300 mts oeste de Super Compro | 300 mts de Super Compro, pasando el Mundo de Insectos, Santa Elena -----, Costa Rica
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Thai, Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

38 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rome, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED!!!! My friends and I came here expecting a cute cozy café... However, when we got there we found a Pizzeria called "La Cabaña"...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

we looked, and looked, and asked, but is issn't there anymore! so don't try to find it!!! it's to bad, cause it sounded very nice!!

Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We returned to the Monteverde area in January and were sad to see that Carambola is no longer. Susana, where did you and your fabulous parents go? We miss you and your delicious veggie wraps! There is a pizzeria in its place...haven't tried it, so can't comment.

Vestal, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I've been here twice within the past two years and it is by far the best place in Costa Rica! The owner cooks from her kitchen in her own house giving the restaurant an awesome feeling. Not only is the vibe very cozy and artsy, the food is excellent. I highly recommend the Thai Pita!!

Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Nothing prepares one for the presentation and taste of the food or the charm, class, and laid-back vibe of this cafe/restaurant. Everything on the plate is top quality, completely fresh, delicious, and artistically placed. It took me a long time to decide among the options - I was able to narrow down to the Pita Thai or Pita a la... More

Munich, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

A very nice little café run by a young woman from San José who speaks excellent English. It's a few steps away from the main triangle of shops in Santa Elena but easy to walk there (walk downhill from the Compro supermarket and then uphill to your right). Given all the previous Tripadvisor reviews, I thought I'd have to fight... More

Waterford Ct
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We were staying up the steet at Cabinas Vista Al Golfo took a walk to town to shop, get some more wine and Guaro and find a place to eat. We smelled wonderful armoas from La Carambola, and walked in, we came back after shopping, shared the salad and a pita, had to share another. Ice cream for desert!! A... More

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Went to Carambola with my mum and had the chilcken Thai pitta and the Indian pitta. Both nice but the Indian pitta was HOT! Lots and lots of chilli, I had to ask for yougurt on the side! Very friendly staff and the food is all freshly prepared and seems very healthy. The pitta breads themselves are amazing! Quite cheap... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We absolutely loved this place! We were in Monteverde for 3 nights and once we discovered La Carambola we dined here several times (f.y.i don't go to the restaurant with the tree in the middle of it, that place is awful! Come here instead!). Their pitas are awesome as well as their natural fruit shakes. All of their food is... More

Winnipeg, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

La Carambola Cafe was recommended by our hosts at Monteverde Village Lodge. The atmosphere is warm and caring; the food was excellent. Susana was a great host; the patio provided a great view of the setting sun.

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