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“Fresh and tasty food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill

Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill
Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 8312 2619
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Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, French
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Douvaine, France
1 review
“Fresh and tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The restaurant is held by a French who really knows how to cook.
You'll find fresh fish, tender beef, organic vegetables and homemade fries.... The fruit juice we had really tasted like fruit (not always the case everywhere...) and the beef served with shrimps (yes the combo works!) in a garlic sauce just amazing! Very nice combination of local food and French know-how.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“easy to miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is upstairs on the main road along from Lazy Mons, above a clothes shop. Look out for the wooden branch balcony 'railing'.

The food was really tasty (I had shrimps in Carribean sauce), the staff attentive, and it was nice to sit and people watch from the balcony.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best food we had in 5 week trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Really enjoyed this place and the food is excellent ( curry and pasta dishes are fantastic). But truly what makes this place great is the friendly, efficient staff. We waited quite some time for our food one night as it was busy and they were short a server, but we didnt mind as we knew the food was worth the wait and the staff remained upbeat and efficient despite being run off their feet. I would recommend trying this place when in the area.

  • Visited August 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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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“My best meal in Puerto Viejo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The quality of this restaurant's food can't be beat. It's an elevated take on the local cuisine. My boyfriend and I work in restaurants in NYC, so we can be tough critics - but the food here blew us away. I had steak with a Chimichurri sauce, he had the octopus, other friends had the whole fish and everybody loved everything. Seriously, eat here!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fresh fish/delicious free cocktail!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had the marlin casado and it was to die for. The best meal Ive had in costa rica. The fish was so fresh and delicious. The free cocktail were surprisingly amazing. The only down side was that it was a bit of a wait for food but that makes me happy becuase I know they are cooking it not microwaving something disgusting. It was romantic overlooking the ocean. I absolutely loved this place!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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