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“Pretty lame” 2 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 #18 of 34 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)
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Pretty lame”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stopped in for lunch one day. Spent $50+ for 4 of us. Two of us ordered the veggie sandwich. Ice berg lettuce, tomato wedges, zucchini spears, and a sliver of onion on toasted white bread... underwhelming and impossible to eat without destroying it because they didn't slice up the contents for a sandwich. So-so bruschetta, and disappointing chimichurry. Decent guacamole but with pedestrian chips.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the money and dishonest”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place has a really cosy and inviting atmosphere and offers live music, which makes it stand out initially. However as another reviewer said, the service was "sweet" but not good. The open mic night music was so loud that you couldn't have a conversation. We ordered a plate of pasta that was supposed to come with shrimp and calamari. It had shrimp only. To me, that is unacceptable - the dish should never have been placed on the table without them mentioning that one of the key ingredients was missing. We should have been given the opportunity to order something else. Without the squid it was bland, plain tomato sauce on pasta and some shrimp. They gave us barely a discount (500 colones) and were very unpleasant about it. The dish cost about 11 dollars. I got the distinct impression that they probably never have squid on hand and just mislead people into overpaying, though of course I have no proof of this. Otherwise the menu is disappointingly limited and bland. The "pesto" is made of avocado to give the green colour and not much else. I didn't see anything organic about the food. The appetizers are tiny and expensive (we were served 2 slices of plantain in the 5 dollar patacones dish, which is absurd). Finally, if you are coming from abroad and hoping for even a vaguely Costa Rican experience, don't bother, because the staff barely speaks Spanish and the patrons seem to be largely foreigners/expats.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“LOVE the iced coconut coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wonderful spot in the middle of Montezuma town - creative, energetic vibe and usually filled will cool and lively spirits. The coffee selections are great, and the iced coconut coffee is amazing! Food is average and service is somewhat slow...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Yummy Food, Live Music, Great People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Organico is one of my favorite places in Montezuma. The food is healthy and delicious and they always have live music in the evenings. Mondays is open mic, and it is so fun to see all the amazing talent passing through Montezuma. Enjoy!

Visited June 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Ate twice at this restaurant. Excellent atmosphere, including live music. The staff are friendly, and manage to get the orders to tables quickly. Interesting selection of salads, smoothies and pastas. Especially liked the white chocolate ice cream.

Visited April 2013
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