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Bistro Bon Appetit

Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Edmonton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I wish we had eaten here both of the nights we were in Monteverde as this place was very surprising. The waiter was very attentive and helpful and suggested we were should sit given that a couple tours were coming in and whether it would be breezy. The food was well priced and very tastey! Serving sizes were large and... More

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Palm Desert, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ran down the hill from our Rustic Lodge room on a rainy night to the bright interior of Bistro Bon Appetit.  The restaurant could be in any big city, but here it is at the bend of a rocky dirt road a short walk from the Rustic Lodge.  Tables are set with brightly colored napkins and mood lighting.  The... More

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Ingolf
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We ate here several times as it was very close to the Rustic Lodge where we were staying. The food and service were great, we were surprised how few customers they had and thought maybe it was because they were a little bit out of town. There were several people drop in to get take out pizzas while we were... More

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Regina, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were hungry and the pizza was great! Beautiful place and lovely service and quiet, like we like it!

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Folsom, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

we went here after a whole day of travel and zip lining activity. After a long tired day We were so thrilled to find this place which was near the Santa Elena downtown close to the sky trek activity. We had a veggie pizza , veggie casada and chicken with rice. All the dishes were very tasty. The fried plantain... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The food was ok but not great....there was another restaurant that is not listed here that was one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in the world.

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Dublin, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This very nice restaurant is walking distance from Rustic Lodge. They have excellent food and the service is really great too.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The restaurant is located just outside the center of st elena. They serve woodoven pizza which i highly recommend. The staff was super friendly and very pollite and willing to help. Definitely a welcome surprise from the very touristic places in the town center.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went here two nights in a row while staying nearby in the Rustic Lodge. It's a quick walk down the street. Everything we had here was fresh and delicious. The pizza was just the way we like it, thin and yummy. The pasta primavera was fantastic with fresh veggies and an addictive sauce. They were more than happy to... More

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new york
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you're in the mood for Italian fare, this restaurant offers a nice menu. We asked for garlic pasta, which was not on the menu, and the waiter accommodated us readily. The pasta was perfectly al dente. The surprise highlight was a very smooth house merlot. A bit disappointing was the tiramisu that didn't rise to international standards. Thus, the... More

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