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Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5190
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Great lunch at La Cuchara de Abuela

The owner of the house we stayed at brought us here. And boy were we thankful for it! We had the... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
One of the best

The restaurant at CASEM offers authentic Costa Rican cooking at a good price. The food is reliably... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Houston, Texas
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  • Poor7%
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Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5190
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The owner of the house we stayed at brought us here. And boy were we thankful for it! We had the special root and beef soup, both the cheese and chicken empanadas, and braised beef with home made freshly ground corn tortilla. They were all...More

Thank Jsaeh
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The restaurant at CASEM offers authentic Costa Rican cooking at a good price. The food is reliably delicious served in huge portions. The arroz con pollo is some of the best around. It is not fancy, but it is a comfortable, kid-friendly place and the...More

Thank TeaSip
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My family stopped here after noticing the sign which advertised local traditional food. Being foodies, we had to explore. The restaurant was tucked in the back of CASEM and the first thing we noticed when walking in was the handmade tables and chairs and the...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to shop and get lunch on the recommendation of a local. Excellent lunch for an amazingly small price. All goods made locally with a nice selection.

Thank Peggi Stallings D
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

This facility offers a variety of local goods which they sell for a good cause. It is worth a stop to see the hand made items.

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed January 29, 2016

All goods are locally made so my family made sure to stop in and buy gifts at Casem. Impressive and diverse selection. Casem is also a great bird-watching spot.

1  Thank DANA C
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Some of the best food I ate in Costa Rica came from this little restaurant. Great price! Fantastic juice! We ate there twice and would have gone back for more if we were there longer. Nice art shop as well with mostly very good prices....More

Thank Moment J
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I was concerned as the lonely planet book described them as "underwhelming". Not at all. As many items there are hand made, they could look like junk but we found many items that couldn't be found in the town centre. Wonderful initiative too. There is...More

Thank zimalc
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Seeing the handcrafts created by members of the Artisans Cooperative was a "must" for us when in Monteverde. We purchased small items to take home as gifts, pieces we know will last for years and years. Do make a point of stopping in. There's a...More

Thank TrailblazingWendy
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Good deal. A large plate of rice, beans, cheese, salad and banana etc and a fresh juice for just under $6. Nice staff, give it a try.

Thank Frankie Jane C
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