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All 62 Monteverde Restaurants

Sofia

Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
011-506-2645-7017
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Ranked #17 of 62 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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Chorley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Considering how good the food is in Costa Rica, when we saw the reviews on TripAdvisor, we were really looking forward to a meal here. Although it was out of season, we went on a Saturday night (Oct 4th), and we were the only people in the whole place. That said, service was slow, and the waiter seemed more interested... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Local spin on some fantastic dishes, they use fresh ingredients in interesting ways. Somewhat expensive by costa rican (not by US) standards but value for money. We came here for lunch and then back for dinner the same night as the food was so good. They recognised us and gave us a discount on dinner as well. I didn't mention... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food was really nice and the drinks too. We were pleasantly surprised and loved talking to our waitress. Please give this place a try!! The beef tenderloin was excellent, chimichanga as well. Great sauces to accompany the dishes. Visit by 4 month old "Mai" the cat was especially welcome!! What a smart little sweetie!!

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popking
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Food was okay. They brought me the wrong order but quickly resolved it. I has coconut shrimp and it was bland. My wife had tenderloin and it was unmemorable. We did have a great bottle of wine and our server was very friendly. Music was weird- a little mellow clubby and didn't seem right for the cloud forest in Costa... More

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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