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Sofia

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Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
011-506-2645-7017
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Postive Experience

We had a great experience at Sofia's. The service was on point and the food was very good. I thought the menu was limited but overall we had a good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ThePundit
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience at Sofia's. The service was on point and the food was very good. I thought the menu was limited but overall we had a good experience.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great dinner last night at Sofia. We traveled with 4 adults and an infant and they were wonderful to us. The service was great. The homemade tortilla were yummy. We had the plantain and sweet potato soup which was amazing. We also had the sea bass, special shrimp and tenderloin as entrees. Finished with the banana bread... More 

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Florence, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We came here in a Friday night and surprisingly is was very quiet. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and the service was great. The food was delicious! We both had sea bass entrees...one was a special and one was on the regular menu. I would highly recommend this place if you're looking for a nice restaurant to eat in... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

They really try much better and higher .pancake cheese was a highlight .Good Argentinian reserva red wine.prices and service as decoration very ok Try it .make reservation because fully booked our night

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Encinitas, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

REALLY good food and the service was GREAT. The chocolate pie was so good we came back the next day to get a piece to go for the long drive to our next city. My girlfriend had the plantain encrusted sea bass and it was moist and tender. I got the smoked chicken quesadillas. Really good! The place was packed... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I've had the pleasure of dining at Sofia several times over the past five years, and it's always been the same--Excellent! On my most recent visit, my entree was "plantain encrusted sea bass", and I've never been to a restaurant anywhere that wouldn't be proud to serve it (along with wonderful soup and vegetable sides). A nice bar with specialty... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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196 reviews 196 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

nice new restaurant with a central american touch. The choice is good. The service is friendly. The chicken was well prepared. In the vicinity there are 5 restaurants who are far better than in the center of santa elena. So plenty of choice. Only one negative point there came constantly a smell of cooked fish from the kitchen, not so... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great experience after arduous treking. Staff was wonderful and warm. Food was tasty and well described in menu. Accomodated my many food restrictions.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Everything was delicious. Excellent house red wine. And the staff were friendly, and prompt. I ate there twice. Prices are low by western standards, but higher than others in town. Treat yourself.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We tried Sophias on an incredibly rainy evening our first night in Monteverde....it wasn't crowded (because November is out of season) but the one server was dashing around to attend to everyone. Fortunately, another waiter joined her, and they very successfully tag-teamed all tables from that point forward. The salad I had as a starter was absolutely wonderful. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 011-506-2645-7017

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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