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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Villa Deveena

Villa Deveena
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Playa Negra
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Hidden Gem, not to be missed. From the main road, you wouldn't guess what a wonderful atmosphere you are about to enter. Food is outstanding- flavor and presentation. Staff friendly and attentive. A great culinary experience.

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Thank kris c
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The best meal -- by FAR -- that we had during our trip to Costa Rica. Actually, it was so fabulous that we went back a second time, so there were TWO incredible meals! Gorgeous atmosphere, romantic lighting, excellent service. Worth the trek even if you aren't staying in Playa Negra. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. So very special. What a hidden gem.

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Thank Melissa11201
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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Anyone who is near to Playa Negra should visit Deveena's restaurant. The food is great and the service excellent. It is a pricy restaurant but completely fair considering the quality of the food. Highly recommended!

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Thank Paula D
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Villa Deevena restaurant was recommended to us by a good cafe owner in the area who claims the Villa Deeneva as their favourite restaurant. We were not disappointed. As travellers with an interest in good culinary experiences we would have to say this restaurant would rank among the best in Sydney, London or Paris. We were blown away by the creative and intelligent use of flavours that counterintuitively worked so well such as the chocolate touches with the locally made goat cheese salad - divine, and the pink peppercorns in the amazing pineapple and almond desert. The swordfish was sublime. The staff were great, and Patrick's experience as chef to the famous ( the Clintons, George Jn and Sn Bush, just to name a few - check out the photo album) shone through.
Go there, and the rough dirt road that leads to this slice of heaven makes it all the more memorable.
Win and Michael Whyte

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Quite surprised to find this delicious gem in Playa Negra, Villa Deevena with an outstanding chef retired from the Regency Club in LA. Enjoyed the delicious catch of the day that surpassed all other meals in Costa Rica. Don't miss an opportunity to savor a meal by this fabulous chef supported by excellent service from Villa Deevena's staff. Next time, I'm staying in their bungalows so I can enjoy more ;)

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Thank El G
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