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Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
011-506-2645-7017
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Ranked #18 of 68 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
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert

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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 NEW

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
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Vancouver, Canada
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141 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I avoid writing negative reviews based on one visit. However, there are several other travel guides that rate Sofia very highly and reviews are divergent in TA so I will add our experience. Moreover, the flaws that made our experience negative can be corrected. I hope they act. The restaurant is located just off the main road about a km... More 

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Chorley
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10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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