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“Incredible food and service - excellent value” 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 #3 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! .
Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Incredible food and service - excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We ordered two mint lemonade vodka smoothies. Awesome. The gratis bread was incredible - homemade focaccia served w/tomato parsley spread. We had to force ourselves to stop eating it so we'd have room for our main courses. We ordered the beef medallions with cinnamon apple chutney and potatoes, and the veggie coconut curry asian noodles. Everything was cooked perfectly and there was more than enough food. We couldn't get over how good everything tasted. Back in the states, you'd be paying at least $25-$30 for the quality and size of the beef medallions. Here, it was only $14. In fact, we are going back again for dinner tonight. The service was great and we even had a guy stop by with some live music for a little bit, adding to the atmosphere. Puggo's is not on the waterfront, but you don't miss it as the food is just that good. Go, you won't regret it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Walkerville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent staff, very nice welcome. We ate here 3 nights in a row”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Wow! First night in Montezuma we found this place. We were recommended 2 dishes by the waiter and LOVED them both. Try the crispy tuna - it's brilliant. We also loved the fish stew and the awesome sushi and sashimi. They also make a frozen lime and mint drink with vodka that is superb! This place is hard to beat. I'd eat there in any city and at twice the price!

Visited August 2013
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
“Exelant israli food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Good food, high quality, nice atmosphere and kind service.
I really missed the Israeli taste.the kabab was verty tasty!!! And dont go out without turkish cofee :-) we will come here soon again.

  • Visited August 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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Fair Haven, Vermont
2 reviews
“"It's like Christmas in your mouth"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I have never had a bad meal here! The staff is incredible and the food is outstanding. I have traveled to Montezuma twice and can't stay away from meals at Puggo's during my visits. My favorite dish is The Morrocan Fish Stew but the sushi is by far the best sushi I have ever had before as well. The waitstaff is excellent and will give you great recommendations if you let them know what you are in the mood for and what you like. Even the drinks are above average....you have to sip on a refreshing Lemon/Mint beverage. You cant travel to Montezuma without a meal at this establishment.

  • Visited July 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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Palm Bay
1 review
“Our favorite place in Montezuma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was one of our favorite places for dinner while staying in Montezuma. The Morocco Fish Stew is stellar and I would highly recommend it. The chef/owner has created a wonderfully eclectic menu that is fresh, varied, and creative. The menu even includes sushi that is incredibly fresh and delicious. If you are visiting Montezuma, be sure to eat at this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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