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“The best place in Cabuya” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Coyote

Cafe Coyote
Cabuya | Centro america, Cabuya, Montezuma 6111, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Cabuya
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bromont, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“The best place in Cabuya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My personal favorite spot of my Costa Rican trip. First off, this is a mom and pop place, and the whole family is amazing! Jenny, the owner, was one of the kindest and most helpful person we met on the trip! She could take care of everything: renting a car, renting a bike, hooking you up with fishing gear, boards, anything! She also help us improve our Spanish! Her cooking was amazing, we had the best meals. From beans and rice to fresh fish or even pizza. And she also makes terrific drinks (ask for the Coyote cafe margarita) and shakes.

The property is very clean and well managed, the whole area is opened air with tons of fruit trees and flowers. The restaurant has plenty of space for big groups, and a terrific table, under a big tree, for a more intimate dining experience. I also loved Cabuya, it's a beautiful, quite spot to be, with tones of wild life and nice beaches if you know where to go. The local residents are also very nice. Another good thing to note is it's halfway between Santa-Theresa and Montezuma, both towns are only 15 minutes away by the mountain road. They also offer some accommodations if you ask, we stayed in a very cool cabinas set away from the restaurant, so it was nice and quiet.

couldn't do this review without mentioning Pollo, Jenny's husband, one of the funniest and nicest person we met and a great story teller. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Costa Rica, wildlife and fauna. He invited us to walk his property one evening and it was amazing! He runs a shuttle operation and can get you anywhere for the best price.

All and all it was such an amazing time when we were down there.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I visited Cabuya in June and Cafe Coyote is lovely. The food is delicious, and the family is very friendly. If you have any questions about Cabuya or even the Nicoya peninsula come here. They will try to help you with just about anything. They do car rentals, and if you need fishing rods, surf boards, boogie boards, bikes, you name it they will find it for you. The husband also runs a shuttle bus service throughout most of Costa Rica so it's very convenient. I think they offer tours too! And have some accommodations available as the owner manages properties as well.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food and so much more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The open air environment is refreshing and offers both space for large groups and areas for more intimate dining. The food is fresh, meals are prepared as orderred , with high quality products, are delicious and the presentation is lovely. The owners, Jenny and Pollo are two of the nicest human beings that I have ever met. They, as well as their college age children , speak English as well as Spanish. They have indepth knowledge of the area and can help you to arrange just about anything at very fair / competitive prices through the network they spend time and effort maintaining. I suggest you try it. I will definitely return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nova scotia
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“Incredible Service and Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We spent two months in Cabuya, January and February 2014. Jenny, the owner of Café Coyote, is amazing. She is so very friendly, is an amazing cook and she constantly wanted to help us to make our stay perfect. My three kids, husband and I always loved whatever she prepared - smoothies, desserts, pizza, fish, salad... ooh the salad dressing. Jenny even gave me the recipe. Jenny also regularly ordered our fruits and veggies from the truck which was much cheaper than what we would have paid. In addition, Jenny offers excursions and was able to get the best price. If in Cabuya, drop by for a meal. You'll be glad you had such delicious food and happy you met such a kind and vibrant person.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We have been vacationing in Cabuya for the past 4 years and Jenny's Cafe Coyote has always been a favorite. We have tasted almost all of her offerings but we always come back for her pizza and a bottle of Chilean red wine. To be honest, it's the only place in Cabuya that offers pizza but as original New Yorkers we appreciate good pizza and Cafe Coyote serves it. The restaurant is tucked back away from the road and it's open air but if you choose to sit out under the tree it's a unique atmosphere. One evening we saw an armadillo run past our table!

The other thing that makes Cafe Coyote special is Jenny. She has a warm, welcoming personality and speaks very good English. She also provides on the spot Spanish lessons.

Visited February 2014
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