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“Excellent Value!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Amigos

Bar Amigos
Santa Elana, Monteverde Del supermercado La Esperanza 50 mts este y 100 metros sur, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ranked #14 of 26 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
San Diego, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Excellent Value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Unfortunately, we didn't find out about this place until towards the end of our stay in Monteverde. We met a guy on our zip line tour who used to live in Santa Elena and said to visit Bar Amigo.

This place looks like a little hole in the wall but once you walk in, you realize just how large this bar really is. Nothing fancy but the food is well prepared and very tasty. Best of all, the price is extremely reasonable especially in this very touristy town. Its a great place to a grab a drink!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Serves alcohol...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

... what more do you need? The people make the atmosphere.

Locals and backpackers mixing and drinking. They do Jaegerbombs too which is always a bonus.

Closes 1am-ish.

Visited July 2013
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Niagara Falls, ON
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, horrid service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went as a large group for dinner & to watch the Costa Rica vs USA soccer match. Took forever to order, waiter did not understand menu. Food was delicious (had tortilla soup & chicken quesadilla) but took forever to come out & one order was forgotten. Trying to cash out was also a painfully long experience as waiter also seemed unfamiliar with computer. Despite the great food, the poor service kind of put a damper on the meal. After dinner it seemed like a dance club for younger adults, but we didn't stay.

Visited July 2013
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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4 restaurant reviews
“Tacky bar with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The place doesn't look like it has great food, but it does. It's hard to imagine a place with less charm--or better food.

Visited July 2013
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“$2 beers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We spent the evening here listening to live music and drinking beers! Super cheap beers, a truly local bar. We didn't eat here but the food looked good, especially the soup.

Visited June 2013
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