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$2 - $15
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Latin, Cafe, Argentinean, Central American, Contemporary, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

The potato curry sand which and salad was amazing. So tasty. The mole vegetarian sandwich was Ok. Probably would have seemed batter if we hadn’t gotten the potato curry one.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

My husband and I had lunch at Cafe Cabure after a morning hike in Monteverde national cloud forest reserve, which is nearby. Like many restaurants in the Monteverde area, it is on a hill (parking is street level). There is also a parking lot behind...the restaurant after ascending a steep hill. The restaurant sits above the bat jungle. We had an early lunch and had the restaurant to ourselves. The food was fantastic, and I was very pleasantly surprised at how delicious the lemonade was (more like an iced beverage). For dessert we had a few homemade chocolates-we highly recommend the peanut butter turtle (you'll never eat a reeses peanut butter cup again it's so good!) The waitress was friendly and provided excellent service. The owner was also very friendly and helped us with our chocolate selection, teasing us that we would finish eating them before we got to our car. This is a restaurant we wouldn't hesitate to go to again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Food was good and waitress was nice. But menu is very limited and lady owner was arrogant. And if you finish dinning after dark (as in our case), you have to make it to your car through numerous fights of stairs and uneven rocky parking...area in complete darkness.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2021

My rating would typically be higher for the customer service alone but the restaurant itself and chocolate tour were both unexpectedly closed despite no notation on their website and a sign at the bottom of the hill that said they were open. Luckily we found...an open door and when we went in the wife of the couple that owns it happened to be at the counter and sold us some chocolate despite the fact they were not really open. For homemade chocolate the prices were very reasonable and each thing I tried was great. I would particularly recommend the passion fruit truffle. Meanwhile the amazing customer service was evident as she offered to drive us personally to town while she was running an errand when we asked for her to call a cab.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2020 via mobile

Chicken Mole and brownie dessert were so good we ate their two out of our three nights there. Owner was very hospitable and we really enjoyed the chocolate tour.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Wonderful unassuming Argentinian restaurant in Monteverde. Portions are huge so we were happy we shared a salad and delicious filet mignon. Go early for drinks with sunset view. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

The food here is outstanding and there are several excellent vegetarian choices. The view is breathtaking and the staff is always friendly and professional. The empanadas are delicious and we also enjoy the roasted vegetable wrap and an Indian inspired chickpea wrap. The ice-cream and...sorbet is also out of this world! So good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

We needed to get away from our hostel kitchen and this was one of the few places in walking distance. Lucky us! We could not have been happier with our meal. We got the chicken mole and the shrimp in coconut curry. Both were amazing,...as were the roasted vegetables on the side. Portions were just right (generous) after a long day as was the balcony setting at sunset. And all the staff was very friendly. Would absolutely be going here again if we had more time in Monteverde.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Popped in after a long walk around the excellent Monteverde Preserve in January 2020. Oddly, I did not expect much as the place was deserted, while the Italian over the road was bursting. But to my delight the steak wrap I ate was sensational, washed...down by an excellent full-bodied Argentinian Merlot. My companions ordered pizza, probably every bit as good as those served at the Italian, while their starters were also consumed with great gusto. It transpired that the owner (Bob - lovely bloke) used to work at the Monteverde preserve, and we spent a relaxed last hour after the cooking staff left, discussing conservation, the sad extinction of the golden toad, and old times up in the cloud forest with him over another bottle of ballsy red. Bob then got us to try some of his homemade chocolate - I am by no means that fussed about chocolate, but I have to say it was very good. What I liked best was that he makes and sells it because he wants to make great chocolate, not because he wants to make money. We were there in a gale at 20:00 in what approximates to winter in Costa Rica - on a sunny lunch or evening, the outside porch looking over the mountains would be a delight. Give it a try!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

We had lunch after a forest walk. It was great to relax on the lovely porch. We had a chicken mole and the satay chicken salad. The mole was very good, although a little lighter than we expected. The satay was out of this world...delicious. My partner had a beer and I had wanted wine but they had primarily malbecs, if I recall correctly, which are not my favorite. So I had the ginger mint lemonade. It was the best thing that could have happened to me! It was wonderful -- not too sweet and just delightful and refreshing. I would go back even if I did not like the food (which we very much did) just for the lemonade. All in all it was a lovely meal. Our server was very kind and wonderful, but got a little busy when a table of 7 sat down right next to us. They took up quite a bit of her time so the service got a little slower, but I really think it was more the fault of the other guests who were demanding a great deal of her time. I would however, take that into account and make sure you have time for a leisurely meal when you go. Finally, the restaurant is over a very educational and fun bat display (fee) which we also enjoyed very much.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Nice view of the cloud forest and countryside hills. Food is well prepared. Tried chicken mole, which came with a hearty chocolate and tobacco tasting sauce. Really good. Burritos are filling, but maybe not much different to anywhere else. Artesanal beer from Belmar on bottle.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We only found this place for our last dinner, before we left for home. All I can say is that this lady (the owner) knows food. Everything fresh, locally sourced, and delicious. It's known for its desserts, but of the four dishes we ordered, every...single one was absolutely excellent. The veggie pizza is amazing, the veggie curry too, the mole sauce was tops, and the empanadas are the best I've had in years. The owner refuses commissions (i.e. kickbacks) from local hoteliers and AirBnB hosts so she doesn't get that kind of traffic, but she doesn't need it. Also the homemade chocolate is excellent and our only regret is that we didn't have time to go on her chocolate tour showing how they make the chocolate. If I could give 6 stars I would!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

We stopped in for a late lunch. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. We ended with a Death By Chocolate brownie made with their own chocolate. You must try this.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Great tastings and demos. Loved it! I eat chpcolate several times a wee and never knew how it was made. Bob taught us all so much!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by off season and it was quiet but the staff were attentive with suggestions and the food was excellent. In the end we tried some of their chocolate which were worth the trip on their own.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Cafe Cabure is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5