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Sofia

Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
011-506-2645-7017
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Ranked #15 of 61 restaurants in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Aarhus, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you're expecting a European Michelin star restaurant you may be disappointed. That being said, this is the best meal we've had in Costa Rica! We've tried a fair share of the so-called "gourmet" restaurants in Costa Rica, and left them very disappointed. This was everything it needed to be. Great food, good cocktails and perfect service! Of course it's... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We went to Sofia on a Thursdaynight expecting a lot after reading about it on TA. We didn't feel it at all. Appetizer: tortilla chips: CRAPPY! No flavor, hard, just not good. Main dish: quesadilla: ok, but what a small portion???? For 14 dollars u would expect more. I had the Shrimp with green mango: again not bad, but certainly... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Great find off a side road slightly out of town, worth the visit. Setting was relaxing with soft background music. Waitress was very friendly and welcoming. Food was tasty, especially the fruity dip with our nachos to start.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went to this restaurant because it was recommended and it was also close to our hotel. It became awkward when we were informed that credit card facilities weren't available that night so we were limited by the amount of cash we had on us. The menu wasn't as interesting as we had expected but the food was acceptable. It... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Delicious food!!!! Great interesting menu, all our choices were delicious including a special child's meal they made especially for our 2 year old. Lovely staff and excellent value for money, we highly recommend!

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binghamton ny
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We ate one night at Sofia during our 3 day stay in Monteverde. On the night we were there it was not busy but our waiter said it can get quite busy during peak season. The restaurant itself is charming and our waiter was very gracious. The soup[ sweet potato& plantains] we had was one of the tastiest we ever... More

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boston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

great smoothies and fabulous food, great service, great atmosphere, Very friendly servers that couldn't do enough. I do not recall the prices since everything was prepaid.

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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 27, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on reviews on TA and friends as it was my birthday. We walked from our hotel just 5 minutes away. The servers were friendly and helpful. The menu looked interesting. We ordered their special which was a beef tenderloin which was okay and I ordered a chilli releno which was excellent. I also ordered... More

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had dinner here with friends on the recommendation of our hotel. It took a bit of finding but well worth the effort. The menu was extensive and we all enjoyed our selections. The pork tenderloin was delicious and the presentation excellent.

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Montrose, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had eaten the night before at the Treehouse. So so. Then some friends mentioned they had gone to Sofia in Santa Elena. It's off a side road so you need to look for it; but Santa Elena is a small town. The food was fantastic. They have a chile relleno that is unlike those in the Southwest United States.... More

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