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“Delicious Coffee” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Organico

Organico
the heart of Montezuma | Close to Catholic Church, Montezuma, Costa Rica
506-2642 1322
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Ranked #16 of 33 Restaurants in Montezuma
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Vegan, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Craving a chic atmosphere with high quality healthy food and locally grown fresh organic fruit smoothies? Well, then Organico is the place for you! Settled in the heart of Montezuma, you can sip on anything from espresso to mango, papaya & avocado ice cream shakes.Here you can find vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options along with your typical Costa Rican dishes. The newly owned Organico is currently the only restaurant in Montezuma center with Italian chefs who’s influence has attracted many. Come and enjoy Montezuma with a taste of homemade gelato (vegan friendly) bread and cakes, cappuccino, the special pancake, ceviche, or a simple casado with secret and natural ingredients. Natural products are available for sale: coconut oil, carao, spirulina, different natural herbs and much more! Organico also provides yoga and a “book exchange” corner. Last but not least, the new Organico created the one and only Live Music project in Montezuma! Every Monday has “open mic” where anyone can play, and each day you can find eclectic bands and art expressions! Organico is a slow life community, Pura Vida are welcome! From de-light to the night!Breakfast, lunch, dinner, easy and healthy food, natural products, bakery, homemade bread, homemade cheese, LIVE MUSIC!, wi fi, book exchange, homemade gelato, smoothies, shakes, cappuccino & espresso italiano... ... ... the original in Montezuma!(Organico is waiting for the change of ALL the informations on other website and books. We yet did the requests, just wait for the answers - the place is ALSO but ont ONLY vegan. Thank you for choosing us)
Austin, Texas
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“Delicious Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Cafe Organico had the best coffee in Costa Rica. The hummus verde was also really good. The place had a good vibe. It was my favorite place in Montezuma.

Visited August 2012
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Arizona
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“Decent for a quick little bite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stopped in after reading the reviews so we decided to stop in for a quick bit. We were there fairly early, so the menu options were very limited. We are not vegans, but we are fairly careful with the type of food that we eat. We eat all organic when available especially when we are back home in the states. Here in Costa Rica, most products are farm fresh and the animals are usually free range. I am not sure what products at Organico are organic or not as most of the menu items do not state it, the menu states if an item is vegan, but that is the extent of it. I had the chicken sandwich, which was ok, it had a a couple small pieces of chicken breast along with some greens, the kids had some pasta with butter and my wife had the, I cannot remember the exact name, but I believe it was something like "Tica Yucca or Yucca Tica, it was basically shredded yucca accompanied by some plantains. She also had a watermelon shake made with fresh watermelon and water and the kids shared some fresh squeezed lemonade. The food was way, way over priced for the amount that was presented. The sandwich was bland without much flavor, if it wasn't for all the veggies on the sandwich, I am not sure if I would have been able to swallow the dry chicken and bread. My wife's yucca dish was ok, noting special, very little flavor and again pretty bland. The kids pasta was just some butter and probably a boxed pasta that cost about 300 colones, it was surely not hand made fresh pasta and for the price of 3500 colones,one would think that someone just hand rolled it, cut it up and threw it in some boiling water for a couple seconds, The lemonade was good, the kids enjoyed it, we opted to add our own sugar, which was probably the only organic item that they put in their bodies.

Over all, the price for the quality, quantity and taste fell far from our expectations. Our bill was about 15,000 colones and with a couple thousand colones as a tip, we paid about $35 for lunch that should have been maybe, maybe $20 and that is with the tip, drinks and bogus 10%.

The server was very pleasant and nice to talk to. We met the cook, who is a very nice lady. We would only have returned for maybe a glass of cold ice water and to converse with the server and cook, but for anything else, we would just pass it right by.

Also, if you go there early in the day, the chef does not arrive until later in the evening, so chances are you will not be able to order from the dinner menu.

They have wifi and a book exchange, but we did not use either.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good vegan options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We arrived at 11:30 and were informed that we couldn't order lunch until noon, as the lunch cook had not yet arrived. So we ordered breakfast. I had a smoothie that was very good, and we both had the "Todo el Mundo" breakfast plate. And that it was. Scrambled tofu, toast, sliced tomatoes and avocado, rice and peanut butter. As with the scrambled tofu I had at El Sano Banano, this, too, was runny. Maybe they can't get firm tofu in Costa Rica. I'm glad they're here, though, serving good vegan food.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“a MUST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Sabrina and LIvio, the owners of this restaurant, are geniuses. The food is super fresh, organic and delicious. The coffee is the best I had in all of Costa Rica (and that's saying a lot). And, the gelato rivals any I've had in Italy (perhaps this is because the owners are from Italy!). On Mondays they have an Open Mic night. I would highly recommend it. It was a highlight for me.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was the highlight of my stay in Montezuma. We loved this place and went back 3 times in the 1.5 days we were in Montezuma. We tried their rice dishes, salads, smoothies and gelato -- and loved all of it. The service was really good. They also have a book exchange and free wifi.

Visited July 2012
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