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“one of the best restaurants in costa rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa de los Artistas

Playa de los Artistas
| Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
26420920
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Ranked #9 of 33 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“one of the best restaurants in costa rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

wow! i cant begin to tell how great this is. the location is right on the beach. large wooden slab tables. right next to the surf. we had a caviar brushetta for an appetizer.i had a mahi mahi stew with potatoes in a tomato based thick broth. my fried had octopus on white beans. i wish i could in words convey how my taste buds went wild. you cant beat the atmosphere. we had to go back agin. the menu is always changing. it is expensive but well worth the cost. if you are anywhere near you have to stop. 5 stars isnt enough!!

  • Visited November 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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Bermuda
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“listen to the waves while you dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

pdla is right on the edge of the ocean, be serenade by the waves while you dine. the menu is updated according to the catch of the day and the freshest food available. decent wine list kept me happy.

Visited March 2012
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Playa de Los Artistas is a very famous place, with a tiny sign in front so most tourists walk right past it and never know what they missed. It's right on the beach so I recommend going early before sunset so you can see the water. A meal here is not just food... it's an epic dining experience that takes 2-3 hours. The food here is art and they have a new menu every day. I live in Montezuma and come here often, as does everyone who lives in town, especially for special occasions or to thrill out-of-town guests. Many people have said it was the best place they've ever eaten.

Visited July 2012
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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews
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“Best meal in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

A memorable experience with innovative and beautiful food, unparalleled ambiance, and unobtrusive service. The sheer variety and quality of food is impressive for a restaurant located in the remote southern Nicoya Peninsula. Also, the quality of the kitchen staff is impressive - best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. Any seafood-lover knows that’s quite challenging.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NY
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3 reviews
“Best place ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Do not miss it, best food and amazing atmosphere!
This place has gourmet food, very clean ingredients, and is set right on a private beach.
We drove from Santa Teresa, and even if the drive was long and bumpy it was totally worth the time and effort.
We are just sorry we could not go more often!
The ambiance is very romantic and the food outstanding; I will rate this restaurant not only my favorite in Costa Rica, but one of my top in the world.

  • Visited March 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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