We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pollos del Monte

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 18: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

They cook over fire. They use coffee wood for their fire pit. The flavor is outstanding. This is a casual place good for family. The price is good.

Thank Chris T
Sundsvall, Sweden
Level Contributor
141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Small place, centric in Belen close to bus station and train. Has good local food besides the chicken. Everything bought here was tasty and prices normal. Service ok. If hungry, in Belen and in the mood for chicken, then this is the place to go!

Thank Kenth_Nasstrom
La Guacima
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Visitors love to see the chickens roasting over flaming roots of coffee trees behind glass. Great smells and tastes at very reasonable prices with ,many options for those who prefer to wander away from the iconic roast chicken.

Thank TicoLenny
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great option for lunch. A wide variety of dishes with chicken, with a very good quality. Service is standard and the local has no A/C

Thank Nat2015
San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Best chicken ever. Good service, nice place. Fast serving. Good location. Variety of dishes. Love it!

Thank Lucrecia B
McKinney, Texas
Level Contributor
139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The chicken had a great taste and the fried cheese was very tasty. The plantains were not the best but the guacamole was delicious.

Thank Grant B
Level Contributor
97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The name says it all: The chicken is really nice. But i really liked the crispy onion rings. I never ate onion rings so crispy as with pollo del monte. Everytime i am in costa rica i visit this place.

Thank Basjan90
Cartago, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The restaurant has been in place for a very long time due to the fact that food is good, service is fast/accurate and it offers affordable prices. The vast majority of options from their menu include a wide variety of chicken recipes. Fresh food, good quality and delicious side dishes or desserts. Highly recommended for large families or groups.

Thank SBE73
Level Contributor
54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very typical, everyone who lives in Belén has been here. The food is delicious and the place is okay. It's kind of expensive.

Thank LiizMastrapa
Houston, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Want a classical good value Costa Rican meal, where the locals go? Try Pollos del Monte in Belen (close to the airport). They have a wide menu, mainly chicken of course, though nothing special. Probably best to go for their special plates - typically two pieces of chicken, with rice, beans and platanos. Goes great with beer or the local... More 

Thank prm78

Travelers who viewed Pollos del Monte also viewed

San Antonio De Belen, Province of Heredia
San Antonio De Belen, Province of Heredia
San Antonio De Belen, Province of Heredia
San Antonio De Belen, Province of Heredia

Been to Pollos del Monte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  San Antonio De Belen
  • Phone Number: 2239-2046

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pollos del Monte staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?