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“Probably the best restaurant in Montezuma” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caracolas

Caracolas
Near Pachamama, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640 0189
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Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: It may be a newer establishment, but one of the best Tica places in Mal Pais, maybe even Costa Rica.
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in Montezuma”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We ate there several times, in each time ordered something else and the food was always good and fresh. Most restaurants in Montezuma were pretty bad, so it was nice and refreshing to get good food. The only downside for us that the setting there was a bit romantic and so we felt a bit uncomfortable eating there with 2 young, sometimes screaming, children.

Visited April 2013
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Wichita, KS
1 review
“Great food, beautiful atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We loved going to this restraunt! We went here on the first night of our stay and went back other times too for drinks and appetizers. I recommend going at night- it is lit with candles and you get to watch the moon over the ocean- perfect!!!

  • Visited July 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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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Ocean view with a breeze, a beautiful sun-set
We walked after dinner on the beach and collected seashells and
took pictures at sunset.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food and View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This restaurant, very close to our hotel, was excellent! I am still thinking about the fish dish I had (filet stuffed with basil and covered with an addictive cream sauce)--heavenly! We also walked down the to beach after our meal, which was beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food. Very friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Caracolas was right across the road from where we stayed in Mal Pais. We ate there two times during our week-long visit. The food and service were fantastic. The menu has a lot of variety, including vegetarian food. The seating is great. We sat within about 20 meters of the ocean and enjoyed a great view while we ate.mWe had the same server each time. I don't recall her name, but she was very friendly and helpful. We will go back!

Visited July 2013
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