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Restaurante De Lucia

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$$ - $$$
International, Grill, South American, Costa Rican
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125m Sur Del Hotel Heliconia | Frente a Monteverde Country Lodge, 5-5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5337
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We chose this place because of the good recommendations we found on Tripadvisor. Generally we are not big on complaining but for this experience, we feel like we just need to. First of all, we did not receive the free starter (on the menu is states that you get one with every main course you order). When asking why we... More 

Thank Ivy H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our first night in Santa Elena and wanted something close by. De Lucia was an excellent choice. The Food was of a superb standard, large portions, reasonably priced and looked after from start to finish by an attentive and friendly young waiter. High recommended

Thank Alex1871
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Went here as a "lazy" solution as it was across of the street to our hotel an we did not want to go into town anymore. Excellent service, fine food and correctly priced. Recommended!

Thank BenoitSomers
Winterville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We arrived late in the day to our hotel, the Monteverde Country Lodge Hotel and wanted to find a restaurant close to the hotel so we did not need to walk or get a taxi to go into the city. The roads are unpaved gravel and are really somewhat dangerous for pedestrians. So, we were quite willing to try the... More 

Thank Dennis L
Wallkill, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Don't know why this place was nearly empty on a Friday evening. The service was fast, friendly and the atmosphere and decor was great. I ordered the fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. It was delicious and the portion more than enough. The price was better. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

Thank Mitchell K
Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

We both got the fettuccine alfredo with chicken and I could have eaten it every day while we were there. The portion size was really good as well. It was so creamy and the chicken was so good too. It was up the hill and walking distance from Monteverde Inn. This restaurant is not in town so it's off the... More 

Thank Jenna W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

One of view places were we received a warm welcome in Monteverde. As opposed to the rest of Costa Rica were people extremely warm. We had a delicious meal in a cosy place. Prices were reasonable. Hidden gem. Especially when you are staying in the Monteverde Country Lodge this place highlights your trip.

Thank MLSchok
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Restaurant De Lucia is on the road going to the butterfly gardens. We ate there there twice. The free appetizer plate with soft tacos and 4 fillings was very good (guacamole, tomato, salsa) . Our filet mignon and hamburgers were excellent. The young waiter was super nice. There are lots of beautiful paintings and decorations which add to a pleasant... More 

Thank Toritude
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. A little in the pricey side, however, the portions and freshness of the food compensate. If you are staying at Monteverde Inn, you will receive a 10% discount! The blackboard outside was was pulled me in 😂

Thank Mary P
Morganton, North Carolina
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Group had dinner at De Lucia during a tour to the Monteverde area. Convenient walking distance from the Monteverde Country Lodge. Good food and pleasant atmosphere.

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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
$8 - $18
International, Grill, South American, Costa Rican
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125m Sur Del Hotel Heliconia | Frente a Monteverde Country Lodge, 5-5655, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5337
Restaurante De Lucia is one of the oldest and most renown restaurants in the Monteverde area with a little over 22 years since it opened it's doors to the public. It's a family owned business with a friendly and comfortable environment and a very nice location. It is close to many hotels such as Hotel El Establo, Hotel Cala Lodge, Hotel Monteverde Country Lodge and Hotel Heliconia. Restaurante De Lucia offers great grilled fillets such as fillet mignon and mexican fillets as well as Peruvian ceviche, lasagna and much more. De Lucia is a great place to enjoy a romantic dinner or just a fun night with family and friends. Please join us and enjoy a pisco sour, margarita, caipirinha, or one of our wide selection of Chilean wines, all in family style!

Restaurante De Lucia es uno de los restaurantes mas viejos y conocidos de la zona de Monteverde con un poco mas de 22 anos de haber abierto sus puertas al publico. Es un negocio familiar con un ambiente amigable y comodo con buena localizacion. Esta cerca de varios hoteles tales como El Establo, Monteverde Country Lodge, Cala Lodge, y Hotel Heliconia. El Restaurante De Lucia ofrece una gran variedad de filetes de carne tales como el filet mignon, y la punta mexicana. Tambien ofrecemos ceviche peruano, lasagna, mariscos, y mucho mas! El Restaurante De Lucia es un excelente lugar para disfrutar de una noche romantica, una noche familiar, o simplemente cenar con amigos. Seria un placer que nos acompanen a disfrutar de un pisco sour, una margarita, una caipirinha, o cualquiera de nuestra amplia seleccion de vinos Chilenos, todo en estilo familiar!

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