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Maravilla

Carretera A Monteverde | MONTEVERDE, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
2645-6623
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Ranked #13 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Dining on a budget
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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  • German first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've mentioned this in another review - how you have to dig a little to find true Costa Rican cuisine in Monteverde! This was just what I was looking for! Friendly, quick service, delicious Casadas! So good! It's nothing flashy in terms of decor but it's a great sampling of one of the un-westernized locations in Monteverde. Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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319 reviews 319 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Gallivanting around town after a particularly busy morning, our tour group chanced upon this small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant in one of the side streets. Despite its small size (8 tables), it was already frequented by locals so we gave it a try. Having a casual sit-down meal is a big plus. The menu is not extensive and the food choices are... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Not an upmarket place but locals eat there which is always a good sign! Food was good and traditional and cheap and a cool place to watch the world go by.

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Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was recommended by our hotel. We had a quick lunch there of hamburger and fries. The meal was good but a bit greasy. It was value for money.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I ate lunch here by myself, after a hike. I had the vegetarian casado, which was large and delicious, as well as a very good price. Service was excellent. We had looked here the night before, but selected a different restaurant, which is to bad, since I'm sure my husband would have enjoyed it ( he was not feeling well... More

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Astoria, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Went every day for lunch, trying the various casados. All we delicious, and served quickly. The homemade hot sauce is nice and spicy - I put it on everything.

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rome
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

the hamburgers are good and you have free wi fi . the special means the hamburger comes with fries. but they were good.

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boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The beef steak rice plate was very good! The sauteed vegetable, especially, was the best I have had on this trip in Costa Rica! Great fruit drinks as well. Seating was better than the cafeteria like sodas but prices are comparable. Highly recommend it!

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Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This place is amazing. Clean, fast and the casado is just out of this world. Your choice of meat, rice, beans, plantain, picadillo, salad. Everything you need after a long walk in the cloudforest or an extreme adventure in monteverde. The ceviche is fresh and size is good, give it a try.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Friendly service, good price and clean place in the midle of the town. I can recomend rice with shrimps (made like a rizito) its nice portion for good money. Also I can recomend mango refresh cocktail. I have been here twice for a lunch and all the times I was satisfied.

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