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“So good” 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 #4 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! .
St. Paul, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“So good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Puggo's is excellent and by far our favorite restaurant that we tried in Montezuma. We went there a couple times during our stay and it was always fabulous. The staff is friendly, attentive and hard working. The atmosphere is laid back and inviting for all. There were a mixture of families, singles and couples there. The food was amazing and the portions were very generous. I highly recommend the Moroccan stew, the shrimp in a pan and the white fish dish. Everything was so tasty and fresh. The homemade bread that comes with the entrees was to die for. We did try the sushi and although it was good, I don't think it was anything better than you can get in the states. Go to Puggo's you won't regret it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plainville, Massachusetts
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“Our favorite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We loved this place so much that we had dinner there on two nights during our stay. The food was so good and fresh and the fresh bread was amazing!!! My husband had the fish and it was so fresh and he could not get enough of it. One night I tried the hummus with falafel and the other night I had one of the stir frys with shrimp. Both excellent meals and I would highly recommend any of the dishes off of their menu.

The service was great, they were very busy both nights that we were there and kept checking back if everything was ok. You have to go there if you are in the area!!!

  • Visited December 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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Montreal, Canada
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“Fresh salads to die for . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Great Israeli-run restaurant, with fresh salads and fresh fish. We didn't love the felafel balls, but otherwise great. Make sure to order the mint lemonade. The waitress there was a total sweetheart, gave us advice on what to do. We went back several times.

Visited December 2012
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Miami, FL
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“Best bread in Montezuma (and possibly Costa Rica)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

During our 8 day stay in Montezuma this year, we ate at Puggo's 3 times. A perfect meal for me is to split an Arabic salad (and bread!) and an entree. The cost is reasonable, and you'll walk away happy.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing food, amazing vibe, amazing staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Montezuma wouldn't be the same without Puggo's! All kinds of delicious and fresh food, and probably the best sushi in Costa Rica! Spend the night drinking limonanas (mint lemonade with vodka), eating awesome food and kicking it with Maya and chill staff that work there. My girlfriend and I stayed at Agua Vista and we had one of Puggo's chefs, Victor, cook us a fantastic meal in the comfort of our cabana and it really set the tone for an unforgettable trip so I highly recommend doing that as well!
Maya, it was great meeting you, we love you and thanks for taking care of us in every way!

Baruch & Sabrina

Visited December 2012
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