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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Madre Tierra


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, Fusion
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews gnocchi coconut water salad frozen mojito chicken tacos burger fruit rice and beans seafood upstairs balcony puerto viejo italian lady excellent cocktails second floor from scratch last night nice atmosphere
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place with friendly service and a cool vibe and they deserve full marks for having a lot of vegan options. The green vegan curry was a let down however, a lot of rather odd and unsuitable vegetables that did really suit...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank PragueSaints1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem! Delicious foods, prepared with love. Laid back vibe and friendly service. Plentiful vegan options which were incredible- the bruschetta is a must! By far the best meals we’ve had in CR!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank JenniferOP
Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

Great food, decent price. Service was awesome, the bartender even ran to the local liquor store and grabbed the gluten free gin one of our party requested that they didn't have on hand.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Gary L
Reviewed November 6, 2019

What a great experience.. So good that we did it twice. The offer is something... The tacos, the hummus and the nhoqs (I don't know how to right it) were great. The cocktails made the perfect combination of a great food and a perfect vibe....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank SofiaCHenriques
Chiara L, Proprietario at Madre Tierra, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

I had a lovely meal there last night. Genuine Italian flavours from a genuine Italian restaurant owner (from Bologna, I asked!). I had spaghetti with prawns, my friend fish tacos. My frozen mojito was divine!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Juliedangoor
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Tuna steak was spicy and juicy, seafood plate, with pasta was special. Nice corner restaurant, with excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank UdiYe
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

After our visit to Madre Tierra we’ve found out that the owner is an Italian lady, which explains the quality and taste of the food. She was so helpful with our kids and special requests. Me and my wife had the curry dish and we...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MaozD
Reviewed October 9, 2019

I ordered the beef burger and added cheese and bacon as extras, and from start to finish it was one of the best burgers I've ever had - homemade burger, nice and chunky with plenty of seasoning, perfectly crisp bacon, fresh homemade roll and flavoursome...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Traveller209156
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is nicely located in a backstreet in Puerto Viejo, so you don’t have all the noise from the Main Street! We’ve been here for two salads and two virgin cocktails, all of it was nicely done and with love to details and tasted...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 294andreasz
Reviewed September 18, 2019

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner recently and loved everything about it- the nice atmosphere, view of the beach, friendly staff, beautifully prepared food and lots of vegan/vegetarians options (clearly marked!). We had the special breadfruit gnocchi and and a vegetable peanut coconut...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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