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“Best food in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ylang Ylang Restaurant

Ylang Ylang Restaurant
10-12 minute walk on the beach north of Montezuma | at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0636
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Ylang Ylang Restaurant is a joyful place... your meals are prepared especially for you with the freshest of ingredients and caring, friendly service. A calm atmosphere and delicious food awaits you...We are proud to serve mainly organic produce in all of our dishes.Our restaurant caters to seafood, vegan and raw food lovers. We also serve great chicken dishes, but do not serve red meat. Please see our online menus for more details.We are always willing to accommodate your needs, just ask at the time of booking.The restaurant is open to non-hotel guests as well.Great Happy Hour from 3-6pm everyday
Riverton, Utah
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best food in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Of the many restaurants at which my wife and I dined in Costa Rica, this was the best. Even superior to those that were more expensive. The only thing that rivals this food's taste is its presentation. The staff are friendly and helpful. We stayed at the hotel 3 nights, and thus had 6 meals here. The only negative was the open-air design made your syrup vulnerable to fly attacks. We learned quickly to order breakfasts without syrup, and were no longer bothered by flies.

We're not vegan (or even close), but I did notice there were many choices for those that are (unlike the typical 1 or 2 choices you might see at an average restaurant).

The views are also marvelous. My favorite dishes were the Caribbean rice with chicken and the bananas flambe.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Laguna Beach, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A special gem on the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Yes it is a bit of a walk from the center of town but isn't that why you are in Montezuma...to try new and different things? The food is excellent and healthy! Our family of 5 spent 3 great days there. We loved the property and the many animals on site. The spa was over priced so we skipped it but we would go back!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Carrboro, NC
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent margaritas, vegan food, and beach view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Ylang Ylang serves margaritas as big as your head, 2-for-1, during a 3-hour-long happy hour with a gorgeous view of the beach. The margaritas are perfect, not too sweet, and taste fresh and tart. Then there's the food! We shared a raw vegan sushi appetizer, and I devoured the curried vegetables. Perfect!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Salette A
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

If you can get here by foot off the beach you won't be disappointed. Great drinks and appetizers.

Visited February 2012
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Thank phat99mama
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pricey but delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The food at the resort is excellent. Try anything with chicken...it's amazing. Some of the best nachos I've ever had!

Visited June 2012
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