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“A trendy big city jewel in a unsuspecting local!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mono Verde Bar & Grill

Mono Verde Bar & Grill
Pastor Diaz, Next to DVD center | Right before Banco Nacional, Jaco 6101, Costa Rica
+506 2643 6000
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Ranked #23 of 93 restaurants in Jaco
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: American, Central American, Bar, Fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mono Verde tapas & restaurant is a high end cuisine establishment with reasonable prices.Offering $2 margaritas with different flavors, sangrias, wide wine variety and more.If you are a sport fishing lover then feel free to bring us your catch to be cooked for you as you desire.Enjoy our later night weekend parties with the best DJ's of Jaco beach!
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A trendy big city jewel in a unsuspecting local!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

From the outside Mono Verde Looks just like every other tourist trap eatery in the town of Jaco, Costa Rica. But step in side and you would think you were in Manhattans trendiest of bistros! The wait staff is wonderfully friendly and polite.
We ordered the Caprese Skewers and a chicken dish as appetizers. And the Avocado stuffed with Shrimp and Chicken Kabobs for our main courses. Before our appetizer arrived our waiter brought a special plate of bruscetta - garlic toast with a yummy citrus tuna salad and a tomato bruscetta - as soon as we tasted this we knew our meal was going to be so good! Aside from the absolutely beautiful presentation of the food, the chef uses only the truly freshest of ingredients, every ingredient is so fresh that his technique is preparation seems to be to let the natural flavors speak for themselves, without overwhelming the food with sauces. And wow, does this technique please the taste buds!
My husband and I would count ourselves in the foodie categorize and both of agreed that this meal was the best we have had in years! We found it so good in fact that every meal we ate after that in other places just couldn't stack up! So, on our last night in Costa Rica we dined at Mono Verde again!
For those wondering about price... This was the most shocking part! While it was the tastiest meal we had all week, it was also the most reasonably priced! We had 2 cocktails, 2 appetizers and 2 main dishes, we increased the automatic 10% tip(all restaurants charge it) to 20% and the total bill was still only $52 American dollars! This meal would easily run $150 in America!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Interesting and tasty dishes. Very good variety of cocktails. The area outside is a better option because of the noise level inside the restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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Winnipeg
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great menu and very good service! Reasonable prices! Calamari was somewhat overcooked but that was the only concern... $1,000 C Margaritas!

Visited February 2013
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Toronto
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“Fantastic food and amazing party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Wanted to thank Jose for helping me have my pre wedding get together at his place. He helped me get a calypso band and the best DJ ever! The food was amazing and the venue was really clean and different then all of Jaco. All my guest had such a fantastic time there. If you have a group of 30 plus best to organize in advance like I did. All in all at the end of the night, we had a blast and felt fully satisfied! What a night! Would go back for sure, highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The decor of the restaurant is what made it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Ordered 2 appetizers, the calamari and the shrimp stuffed avocado, they were delicious! The waitress also brought out some complementary Bruschetta which is a rare find to get something for free in Jaco. My dining partner ordered a fish dish and it was really good. I ordered the advertised special "Jumbo Shrimp Al Gusto". The vegetables and mashed potatoes were really good. The shrimp... Not so much. They were not jumbo, just one step above popcorn shrimp and they were not good. The design and atmosphere is very nice. The service, the decor, and the other food will make me go back to this restaurant for another try!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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