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“Great food for a western price.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Puggo's

Puggo's
Main Rd, In Front the Hotel Down Town Montezuma, Costa Rica, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0325
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Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Montezuma
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Israeli, International
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of Montezuma. The owner is a world traveler who has found her home in Costa Rica. Her menu and its flavours are a direct reflection of her life experiences. From the fresh local fish to the slow cooked osobuco and moussaka, you can taste the love she has for her food. She uses a range of ingredients, from local organic chocolate to spices she brings directly from her home country of Israel. Puggo's also has a fresh sushi bar which specializes in a range of asian inspired dishes using locally caught fish and prepared right in front of your eyes. The atomsphere is friendly and relaxed and the multilingual staff is happy to recommend not only their favourite dishes but beaches as well! .
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“Great food for a western price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We had the stir fried with chicken and the whole fish in herbs. The s.f was amazing! The fish was just ok. Had a problem finding a fish meal for a big guy for less than 14$. The home made bread and it's sauce deserve the rep they got (crazy good)! Great place if you don't mind spending the $.

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English first
Montezuma, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Incredible food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Montezuma has a lot of incredible restaurants, and Puggo's is one of the best. Every dish in incredible. The bread and sauce they bring before the meal is so good that I often fill up on it before the food comes and then can't eat... but I don't care. I highly recommend Puggos.

Visited September 2012
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Best food in Costa rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Best Food we had in Costa Rica, we went there every day,as we didn't know when we would find food like that again, it was healthy, fresh and full of flavour, with international menu. Sad to say we didn't find food like it again when we moved on.

Visited August 2012
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canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We were pleasantly surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The owner is young and talented lady. The food is modern, fresh and satisfying. Everything that we ordered was very good and beyond expectation to this remote tiny village.
There is good verity in the menu to any tast.
For us it turned out to be one of the best restaurant we ate in three weeks vacation in CR.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“This is what they mean don’t judge by the cover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were not impressed by the look of the restaurant not from the first look at the menu.
We decided to eat there only because of the Trip advisor recommendations.
Not being too impressed, we decided to order only two appetizers. We were really surprised by the food that we got. The presentation was aestetic; the food was really good, fresh and flavourful. Encouraged by the appetizers we decided to order main dish. That turned out to be really good as well. Of course we ordered the only desert they had – which was AMAZING.
Our only complaint was that we tried this restaurant only in our last night in the village. We wish we could have another meal in this restaurant. Well, next time around 
Very recommended

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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