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“Who knew we would find this amazing restaurant in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Deveena

Villa Deveena
Los Pargos, Playa Negra, Costa Rica
506-2653-2328
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Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Who knew we would find this amazing restaurant in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

While on the golf course another traveller told us about Villa Deveena in Playa Negra. We set out before sunset on the little dirt road that takes you to the beach town of Playa Negra (which has some of the best surfing in Costa Rica). We found the restaurant and it was fully booked for the night but Joya got us a seat at the kitchen bar where we were treated to all the activity of a busy kitchen. We spent the evening enjoying an excellent bottle of wine, amazing starters - grilled lobster salad and fois grasse followed by the osso bucco and the slow cooked pulled pork. Our meal was so delicious the first night that we made a reservation for New Years Day. The food prepared by chef Patrick and his team was comparable to meals that we have had in restaurants in Paris, New York and Rome. A special treat for me was the Mille Feuille that chef Patrick prepared for me, by request, on our second visit.
We will definitely be sending everyone we know here for a taste of something special in Costa Rica.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The menu has a good variety of choices. There is something for everyone's taste. The portions are perfect. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here. We were never disappointed. Don't forget to try the delicious desserts!

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

One of the things I haven't understand, is why the best restaurants are far from my town... Well, Villa Deevena is one of the best restaurants I had ever been, and strangely is at a beach town (Playa Negra).
Patrick, his wife and family are great people, were they will do anything to please you. The food is fantastic, and prices are fair.
If you are near Playa Negra, don't miss this place!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Hidden Gem, not to be missed. From the main road, you wouldn't guess what a wonderful atmosphere you are about to enter. Food is outstanding- flavor and presentation. Staff friendly and attentive. A great culinary experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“AMAZING!! Don't Miss!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The best meal -- by FAR -- that we had during our trip to Costa Rica. Actually, it was so fabulous that we went back a second time, so there were TWO incredible meals! Gorgeous atmosphere, romantic lighting, excellent service. Worth the trek even if you aren't staying in Playa Negra. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. So very special. What a hidden gem.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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