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“great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Organico

the heart of Montezuma | Close to Catholic Church, Montezuma, Costa Rica
506-2642 1322
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Ranked #16 of 32 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)
Moorestown, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great food and juices, really cool owner and staff! The owner is a total foodie who is very passionate and interesting. Very laid back atmosphere, a great place to grab some lunch, relax and people watch.

Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cute, hippy place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The food at Organico is good and reasonably priced. The service is also good. Sometimes they have entertainment and you can hang out there as long as you want. It's a very relaxing and enjoyable dinner.

Visited August 2012
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“a little bit hippie, but in a good way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Reminded me of Berkeley, California. The service was friendly but extremely slow. Food was great - we went here twice during our two days. The avocado ice cream was delicious, and they give you mamón chino with your check. Creative. We are fans.

Visited August 2012
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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“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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