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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 90
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  • 17
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
thefrancises
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Radnor, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Place was very nice. Food was very good. Service was outstanding. Was not crowed and meals are cooked to order.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Vey special food for the Monteverde area. Near the road from st Elena to Monteverde, nice little restaurant servng some inventive food. Deserves more costumers than a lot of more mediocre restaurants in the area. We had some fish (Corvina) in maracuja sauce with coconut rice and Bananas. Great desserts too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really nice small spot off the main road in Monteverde. Very welcoming staff and great food. Wine was very nice also. Would love to go back.

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Newton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The passionfruit Sofia Colada was a glass of deliciousness. I could have had 2 more instead of food! Many inventive cocktails on the menu. A little expensive for Costa Rica, but not too bad and you are paying for some nice ambiance. We had the fig with pork, which was maybe a little too sweet but still good. The soup... More 

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Additional Information about Sofia

Address: Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 011-506-2645-7017
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Eclectic

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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: 011-506-2645-7017

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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