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d'Sofia

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Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
50626457017
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little gem in Monteverde

I did not know this restaurant because it was hidden behind the main street. On the way to our hotel El Establo in Monteverde, I noticed a lot of signs for restaurants, souvernir shop.... So in the afternoon I walked to the intersection and read the signs and found restaurant Sofia as Latin fusion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Tai N N
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Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Fremont, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I did not know this restaurant because it was hidden behind the main street. On the way to our hotel El Establo in Monteverde, I noticed a lot of signs for restaurants, souvernir shop.... So in the afternoon I walked to the intersection and read the signs and found restaurant Sofia as Latin fusion cuisine. I checked the restaurant on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excellent food and service. A must-go if you stay in Monteverde. The fish was very well cooked and it was a great environment

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant, the food is modern, interesting and tastes fantastic. The sweet & sour taste of the ceviche was a fantastic twist on the ones you normally get in Costa Rica. Save some space for deserts, the chocolate chimichanga we had was superb. If you are in the Monteverde/Santa Elena area, this is without doubt the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The food was extremely good. We had three different appetizers, three entrees and two desserts. Every bite was scrumptious. The ambiance was lovely. The service attentive but not overly so. We loved Sofia and recommend to anyone traveling through Monteverde.

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our meal at Sofia's was the best food we had during our 10 day trip to Costa Rica. All 5 of our dinners were absolutely delicious. The beef was some of the best I've EVER had. Fish was also prepared perfectly. Ambience/decor is charming and our waitress was top notch. Well worth it!

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We LOVED the food here. We are members of the community so it is a bit pricey to do an a regular basis, but it was such a lovely treat for Valentine's night. The menu is Latin fusion and so the food was a nice creative twist on more traditional dishes. It was delicious gourmet food that we enjoyed every... More 

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denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We dined at Sofia's in early May 2015 and had a very nice meal. I ordered the guava chicken (which looked nothing like the other reviewer's picture, so I was a bit surprised) and my dining partner ordered the pork loin, which she said that she enjoyed. My chicken was quite tasty, it was perhaps the biggest chicken breast I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Sofia's gave us a delightful evening. An elegant setting with very good quality food, beautifully presented. A quiet atmosphere but very welcoming. We sat nibbling a shared bowl of home-made tacos with 3 delicious freshly-prepared dips. I had pork, while my husband had steak, along with local vegetables, (perfectly cooked) and a very decent bottle of house wine. Neither of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was recommend by our host. It was delightful. The service, atmosphere and food were lovely. They accommodated my vegetarianism well.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A very pleasant lunch in a very nice cool setting. This was a very welcome relief from the heat of the day. Our waiter was extremely kind and helpful to us Typical Americans. The Plantain Crusted Sea Bass was absolutely phenomenal and the Casados was above and beyond your typical Costa Rican cuisine. We would absolutely recommend to anyone in... More 

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Additional Information about d'Sofia

Address: Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50626457017
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 50626457017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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