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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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Great food and great service - a lovely dining experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
foodieperson2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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Denver, CO
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Like most of the "cuisine" in Costa Rica, it's hard to rate a 5, but these guys are efforting to make the grade. Pretty restaurant, attentive staff including the owner waiting tables, and easily the best meal we had in Monteverde

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sofia's is located slightly outside the town centre, but oh boy is it worth the journey. Sofia's is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition! Amazing cocktails, if you like ginger you need to try the ginger mojito! My spectacular girlfriend and I shared some delicious pork croquettes to start. I then had the pork chop special for main which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We ate here tonight and it was our most enjoyable meal in Monteverde. The food came out quickly and the servers were attentive. I really enjoyed my chicken with guava sauce. The "fu fu" was the most amazing taste and I want to learn how to spell this and make it when I get home. It was the vegetable portion... 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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