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“Best italian food in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tierra y Fuego

Tierra y Fuego
Las Delicias Montezuma, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2642 1593
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Ranked #9 of 32 restaurants in Montezuma
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Flavor and wisdom of traditional italian cuisine.... selection of cheese and cold cuts,home made bread and wood-fired pizzas.Fresh pasta,lasagna,veggie fettuccini,sea food spaghetti. Tenderloin,ribeye steak and pork from BBQ,balsamic vinegar "tagliata" with arugula and parmesan,grilled chicken and home made desserts... WIFI-parking area-botanic garden-safe for children
Windsor, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best italian food in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great food, great wine and wonderful people. The service is friendly and attentive and the food is amazing. A must visit when in Montezuma. A little out of the way and only open on weekends, but well worth the effort to go there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed in Cabuya in November 2012 and had dinner one night at Tierra Y Fuego. Awesome!! Great atmosphere, great food, great service! You can't go wrong!

Visited November 2012
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Escazu, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just the best Pizza arround!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Have come to Montezuma more than once, this time, boys time; I have 3 boys. Not easy to please arround here where no MacDonals is near, but PiZZA !!! Now we are taking!!!
This kids not only came one night but the pay from their own pocket for a second time, the very next night. so if you like a great brick oven pizza , follow the sighs or ask directions.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Western Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quiet evening meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Tierra y Fuego is an out of the way little Italian restaurant up the mountain from Montezuma, near Delicias. There was good signage as you drove up. It was a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of the beach areas, a little more like the "REAL CR". They open at 5 pm. There are candles on the tables adding to the ambiance. Food is cooked in a woodfired oven. Pastas are homemade. The pizza was delicious. We had the 4 cheese and the quality of the cheeses were excellent. We also had homemade desserts. For three of us with drinks, meals and desserts we spent about $55. We have travelled around CR extensively and for a beach area, this is comprable pricing. Only at Tico sodas in out of the way locations does one find "reasonable" pricing. For the quality of the food served here and excellent service, we were very pleased and would definitely eat there again. They also had very clean, nice restrooms. The chef came out personally to apologize for the extra time our pasta took, but it was worth the wait. The server spoke excellent English, with a wonderful accent, and drew us a map to get back to Mal Pais via a better route.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alabama
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Christmas Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had the restaurant to ourselves for Christmas dinner. The pizza was excellent, as was the panna cotta we had for dessert. Service was great from a friendly, english speaking waitress who also helped us find our way to the restaurant after we mistakenly took a backroad from Cabuya up to Delicias and got lost along the way. Prices are not cheap for food in this part of Costa Rica, but once you make the trip here yourself, you will realize that it isn't easy or inexpensive to get food ingredients delivered. I thought the price was very fair for the excellent quality of the food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is also very nice.

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