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“Our favorite in Montezuma” 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 32 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! .
Jupiter Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Our favorite in Montezuma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Among all the excellent restaurants in Montezuma, this one gets our repeat business whenever we visit. Our server (she is a teacher from Toronto but I have forgotten her name!) was incredible, she made great recommendations and treated us like royalty. The menu varies from sushi to mediterranian, and the steaks are fantastic. Good food, relaxed ambience and the Beatles playlist one evening created just the right vibe.Order the basil or mint lemonade--unforgettable.

Visited November 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Never expected an Israeli-Mediterranean restaurant in Montezuma! This place was superb. I had the Moroccan fish stew (spicy and really flavorful), which came with a salad and fresh focaccia, and we shared an order of the ceviche. Not the cheapest of the options in town, but completely worth every penny. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. And, remember to check out the awesome bathroom fixtures!

Visited December 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Tasty mystery meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Based on previous reviews, I was compelled to order the hummus platter and my husband had the kebabs. The hummus was topped with carmelized onions and mushrooms which added substance and meatiness. They make their own focaccia in-house which has nice flavor and texture. The kebabs were a blend of ground meats that stayed strangely bright red after cooking. They had a unique flavor - not lamb but definitely a little gamey. We asked what type of meat their were and were told they are "made at the restaurant, yes there is beef". It might have been a blend of beef, pork and goat, but definitely weren't 100% beef. They were served with roasted vegetables and potatoes which had good flavor but weren't served very hot. No hand-washing facilities in the bathrooms... a little disturbing.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, ON
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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The service and the food here are fantastic. I ate here a few times during my stay in Montezuma and I was never disappointed. Try the mint lemonade with vodka for a delicious cocktail, and be sure to get their dessert! They only have one and it is always soooo good!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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