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“Surprisingly fine-dining in very relaxed atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Puggo's

Puggo's
Main Rd, Montezuma, Costa Rica
26420325 or 89137091
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Ranked #3 of 32 restaurants in Montezuma
Cuisines: Israeli
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Helsinki, Finland
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“Surprisingly fine-dining in very relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Wow. Arabic-fusion menu, great ingredients and cozy atmosphere. Arabic and Greek salad were fantastic though quite big for a starter. The Kebab and the Ribeye were also very tasty and the portions were pieces of art. Something you would not expect in Montezuma.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excelente food, you have to try it....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A great chef restaurant, We loved every dish that we tried.
especially the roasted eggplant...
The team was very professional, and above all, Maya- The sheff that make it all happend.

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“yummy change of scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

among days of only eating casadas, Pugggo's was our first dinner in Costa Rica that wasn't based on rice and beans - and it was delicious! The middle eastern food fusion seemed to hit the spot perfectly, and the beautifully prepared meals were just as tasty. The scenery is beautiful too and we were there on one of the days with live music which really set the scene with the candles and made it very romantic.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Ate Most of my meals here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

I hadn't seen the trip advisor reviews for this place when I found it in Montezuma, but it lived up to their reputation! My favourite dish (as a vegetarian) was the Arabic Salad - the dressing was delicious and the portions were big. I was given the free focaccia bread each time I was there, and it was addicting! I also had the the falafel and hummus, veg burger, and pesto noodles - all were very good! I saw some reviews about the cat - he was there too, but it's Costa Rica - there are dogs/animals wandering through every restarant in Montezuma that I was in.

Great restaurant!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bocas del Toro, Panama
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“Ate there every night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We fell in love with the food at Puggo's - ate there every night (and always ate way too much) while we were in Montezuma. Everything was delish but the hummus with beef was something I had to try and recreate at home. Not that many restaurants I would rate in Costa Rica as excellent. Puggo's was the one.

  • Visited June 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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