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Frente la playa en la Parada de Buses, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 4545
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place, we ended up eating there 6 times during our trip. Their juices and smoothies are so delicious. The staff is equally as friendly. Like all of montezuma it is sleepy and slow so be prepared to spend some time there. They make almost everything from scratch. Make sure to ask for their house made hot... More 

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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this review

Thank you, friends! We highly appreciate you opinion and we´re grateful that you took some time to share it, this means a lot to us. Thanks for the good energy that you brought us as well!!! Hope that your time at Arenal was as pleasant as in Montezuma and if you ever come back, please do visit us again! More 

Revelstoke, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I tried several different restaurants in Montezuma over the week that I was there and after eating at Kalibo I kept coming back because the food was the best and their prices were the most reasonable too. They made the best gallo pinto (rice & beans) that I have had and their baked goods were delicious!! They are easily the... More 

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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your kind opinion means a lot to us and it's a great help for a preatty new place like us. It's a pleasure for us to serve you and hopefully we`ll seen you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My husband and I found this restaurant on our first night in Montezuma at the end of Nov and ended up eating four out of six dinners there. The food is wonderful and the chef fantastic. It was the best food we ate in Costa Rica and so very reasonable. Fabulous fish dinners. Our compliments to chef Jose and Christina.... More 

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ANEME, Gerente at Kalibo, responded to this review

Honestly, we feel great after hearing that we made you feel great here as well!!!! Thank you so much for expressing your kind oppinion. Everything we cooked for you, we cooked it with love as always and your oppinion makes us responsable for continuing like this... Jose says "Hello" and come back soon, because new fish specials are waithin for... More 

Virginia Beach
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We ordered eggs for eat in and they were very good. Bread served with breakfast was the best we had EVER had. We decided to take pastries with us for the trip later to the ferry. DELICIOUS! We bought 3 different ones and they were all VERY good. Service was very good. This place itself is cute! Right on the... More 

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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this review

It's easier to keep up the great work with the help of your opinion. Thank you so much for taking your time to express haw you felt about our place and our work. We really appreciate it. That's how you motivate us to try to give the best always. We're pleased to serve you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Best fish I had in costa rica. Very affordable and huge menu. Service was slow but they make the gourmet style food fresh the moment you order it. And with such a large menu, its impressive they can deliver in such a time. The food was AMAZING! Lastly, to anyone who complained about the wait below, your on vacation... calm... More 

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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this review

Thank you dearly for your opinion! It can do us only good... to keep trying to satisffy your tastes and to keep improving. We're so glad that you took away with you nice memories about our plese and our food! Plese, don't forget to stop by next time you como to Montezuma! Take care! More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Kalibo is located just outside of the town center of Montezuma and isn't in the most attractive spot. It is across the street from the ocean but also from the bus stop, where the plodding local buses often pull in. It is also, like so many restaurants in Montezuma, completely overtaken by flies. However, it has fresh and completely delicious... More 

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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this review

We really appreciate your opinion! Thnank you for being so objective and realistic, describing the things the way they are! Yes, you can see the beach right in front and really enjoy the colors and the breese and also when the bus comes you can watch the people getting off and on. Some really enjoy that, others don´t (we´re different,... More 

London
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spotted this little gem of a restaurant on our way to drop off our laundry up the road and decided to try it out for dinner in the evening. It turned out to be the best decision of our time in Montezuma. Really excellent food, and we came back the next day for more. On the first evening we... More 

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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this review

Thank you soooo much for your kind opinion!!!!! It`s very important to us especially when we are a pretty new place! Thank you for trusting us and giving us the chance to prove you that we care about how you feel. Our apreciations and we hope to see you soon again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

I fell there just for curiosity and I felt immediately the pura vida's style of Costa Rica. They have really good tuna fillet and a wide menu, but the best was the service, because they are worried about details. The best choice in Montezuma.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Signature smoothie is avocado, mango and coconut milk -- mmm! Nice for a light breakfast and one of only a handful of places where we found good coffee in Montezuma.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

When to a week trip to Montezuma, on the second day we discover this great place, delicious food and excellent service!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $12
Cuisine
Costa Rican, Cafe, International, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente la playa en la Parada de Buses, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: +506 2642 4545
Description
Open every day. Fresh bread,pastry and coffee at 6am already. Get started with freshly made fruit and vegetable juices. Enjoy our typical "tico" and international food and don't forget to try our homemade cakes. Come and enjoy watching people passing by with the sea infront or just sit and relax at the back lounge. We love children. Wi Fi

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?