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Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Central American
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Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
+506 4030 4506
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place located in the Alajuela town center, good beer choices, the main dishes are not expensive but very small, and you will find better options in Alajuela.

Thank Luis A
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a first class service pay a visit to Monteleon and its lovely owner, Renauld. Ask him to show you some of his cool old money collection and costa Rican objects he keeps in his restaurant while you enjoy a nice drink and chat with him. Pura Vida Renaud! Hope to see you real soon again!

Thank samy1578
Barrie, Canada
1 review
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Went in with a friend on the last day of our 2 week trip to Costa, exhausted and just wanting a good meal. Ronald served us and was so attentive and caring, telling us all about the specials and making sure we enjoyed everything from our beer down to the last bite of our meals. The environment was great -... More 

Thank AmberLee7
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We had craft beers the tenderloin steak and seabass plate. Not many places serve the craft beer. Desert was like a keylime cheese cake with chocolate sauce. We have spent a week in CR trying as much good food as possible but this balance of classy and quaint topped the others. I've included pictures. Enjoy.

Thank James G
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We walked by this cozy little place on the way to dinner from Hotel Pacande (it is right at the end of the block) and decided to come for drinks afterwards. I can't speak for the food, but the Mojito and Guaipirinha were well made with fresh limes and were pretty strong. We also tried a couple local craft beers... More 

Thank Victoria S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Nice place serving the ever increasing array of Costa Rican artisan beers, good food & a very nice chatty host, tucked away on a corner a block north of central park. Good food & service & great place to chill in the heat of Alajuela. Quite a unique & more like a European or US establishment. To be recommended

Thank worldtraveller10538
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Mixed drinks were very good and price was fair.Service was very good, friendly and very helpful. We both enjoyed our meals.Plan on returning there on next visit

Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We walked in just because it was close to our hotel. We were surprised. Ronald/ owner was very attentive. I would say high class servise. Recommend us food. Although we didn't go with what he recommended food was really good. My burrito in top 3 I ever had. Instead of dessert iwent with cocktail (after asking what is in and... More 

Thank snegi2014
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I stayed two nights in Alajuela and ate twice at the Monteleone, not only because the food was good but also because the service was extremely helpful and friendly - all in all absolutely recommendable.

Thank Angela H
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The dinner service was in what looked like a dive bar with the lights on. I was blown away by everything but the appearance!! I was met at the door by a very sweet older man who ascorted me to my table. I asked for a booth and the only one he had was a table for 5. The restaurant... More 

Thank bikinimeg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $12
Steakhouse, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 4030 4506

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