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Cafe Cabure

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Cafe, Argentinean, South American, Central American, Contemporary, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Altos de Paseo | 150 m Oeste de CASEM, Apdo. 87-5655, Costa Rica
(506) 2645-5020
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough about this wonderful little Argentinian cafe, our dinner was so good, we returned the next day for lunch before leaving town! It is a little off the beaten path, but I promise you it's worth it! I had the Sea Bass for dinner & lasagna for lunch, they were both excellent. Don't forget this place is... More 

Thank dstroyer71
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Booked in for a meal here during our stay in Santa Elena based on good reviews both on here (although I really should know better with regards trip advisor reviews) and the write up in lonely planet. 8 year old son had a burger which tasted rather like somebody had taken raw mince and squashed it together to form the... More 

Thank Chris M
Chicago, IL
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I'm a chocolate lover to my core and especially love brownies, so I tend to be critical of them. This placed served me the best brownie I've ever had, hands down. Definitely try the Argentine brownie with dulce de leche and walnuts. Amazing. The chocolate and passion fruit mousse was pretty good but the chocolate was a little gritty. The... More 

Thank Reifer16
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We had the beef empanada and shrimp wrapped in bacon as starters. Both were yummy and highly recommended. Then we had curry shrimp, filet mignon, chicken mole, and lasagna. Other than the veggies we didn't leave a speck in the plate. Delicious and highly recommend Cafe Cabure!!!

Thank Loracmom2boys
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by while waiting for the bat tour. Tomato soup - superb, burger succulent and flavorful, "death by chocolate" - disappeared from the plate before I had a chance to take a bite. Great view of the forest .

Thank Riga2La
Austin, Texas
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233 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We wanted something close to the hotel (Trapp Family Lodge) and found Cafe Cabure. It will enter the books as one of my best meals ever while traveling! The filet migon was perfectly cooked and so moist! The Chimichuri sauce was a tad different than what I'm accustomed to - I'm guessing it had more herbs and less garlic than... More 

Thank luvplayacar
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We wanted some variety without going all the way into town from El Bosque Lodge so we tried this place. The food was divine, the smoothies ("juices") were special, and the service was friendly. We went back again the next night. The desserts include chocolate made locally. They have a nice view too!

Thank FoodRunFun
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We took the chocolate tour with Bob, whose knowledge and friendly approach made our trip extremely insightful and fun. We particularly enjoyed the tasters and were proud to have made our very own truffles by the end. We then ate at the restaurant and took a few truffles away with us as they really were the best chocolate ever. The... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I visited this restaurant on a trip to Monteverde from Canada. My table ordered the hamburger and fries (fresh cut!), chicken wrap, Empanadas, Chicken soup, and the death by chocolate brownie. Everything was so fresh and delicious, one of the best meals I've had in Costa Rica with a beautiful view especially if you can catch the sunset. Also be... More 

Thank lspad263
Oakland, CA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this restaurant for lunch. Highlights included empanadas, hamburger, fries, tomato soup, hot chocolate and ginger lemonade! All was very fresh! And the empanadas were the best I've had outside of Argentina. Sit on the patio and enjoy the butterflies.

Thank Suzzzzzz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
Latin, Cafe, Argentinean, South American, Central American, Contemporary, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Altos de Paseo | 150 m Oeste de CASEM, Apdo. 87-5655, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: (506) 2645-5020
Informal sophistication from breakfast to dinner in covered balcony overlooking Monteverde Cloud Forest. A well balanced menu includes the freshest salads, to unique dishes from Argentina and the World made all with freshest available ingredients. Homemade burgers and fries or Freshly made lasagna all done with the same passion for good food. Desserts start with Fudge Brownies and top with Handmade Chocolates from Costa Rica done daily. Chocolate tours for groups available upon request.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?