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El Olivo Restaurant - CLOSED

Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5586
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Oct 16, 2015
“Inventive pizzas”
Jul 3, 2015
“Overpriced for what you get ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 16, 2015

On our way into town, we stopped for lunch and enjoyed the thin crust fusion pizzas. The arugula and blue cheese pizza hit the spot.

Thank BetsyWS
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my wife looking for a nicer restaurant but this place just didn't do it for us. I found it very overpriced for medium quality food. It was horrible, but I just expected more for the money we paid. I personally wouldn't go...More

Thank CanPoli
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Small, family owned restaurant just off the main road. Our meal was tasty. Service was friendly and attentive. It was nice to support a family-owned and operated eatery.

Thank FamilyO5ec
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent food, very friendly people, family-run. Doesn't take credit cards. Varied menu. A must visit!

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed March 12, 2015

A small, cozy and quiet restaurant with delicious gourmet food at a reasonable price. The waiter spoke perfect English and was helpful and courteous. Our son said that the Alfredo pasta was the best meal he had the whole trip. Highly recommended.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed March 6, 2015

Good service, excellently prepared dishes with great presentation, dining area very cozy and romantic. We would be regulars at this restaurant if we lived there.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited El Olivo last week and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. It is a quaint, family owned and operated establishment who has figured out the way to offer amazing food and great service. The pork ribs were great...More

Thank carl w
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Situated just off the Santa Elena to Monte Verde road this small restaurant serves tasty dishes for a reasonable price. Despite there only being one waiter and one person in the kitchen they coped very well with our group of 12. Several of us opted...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Small and friendly place with very good food. We tried the cheese platter of all local cheese! Delicious! And I had the garlic fish which had a tuns of garlic on it just how I like it! Staff were very attentive and the place is...More

Thank Miranda F
Reviewed February 12, 2015

Nice place slightly out from the town centre, and all the better for it. Small tables, but great service and the food is very nicely presented. Also a nice selection of wines. Worth a visit, if only for the local cheese selection with gingerbread.

Thank roos1ter
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Restaurant Details

Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5586
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