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“Hidden Gem in the Jungle”
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 5, 2013

5-Star experience with an incredible wine list and succulent food choices. The chef's creations were mouthwatering delicious and the atmosphere was very romantic. My wife and I look forward to returning.

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just wanted to say that we recently had our wedding down in Costa Rica and it was catered by the Villa Deevena team. We found this little spot in paradise on our first trip to Costa Rica in 2012. Villa Deevena was one of the reasons we decided to get married in Costa Rica.

From the planning to the execution the Villa Deevena team was nothing but perfect. Our guests were blown away by Chef Patrick and his team and not only was the food excellent but the service as well. These are some of the best people we've met in Costa Rica and will definitely be staying with them again!

Additionally, this time we were able to stay at Villa Deevena for a couple of nights. It is a very good value and access to the restaurant on a nightly basis was awesome. Staff is friendly and they treat you like their family while you stay there. Please go and visit, you will surely be as impressed as we were!

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Thank Newportraveller
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Fantastic food, great wine selection, excellent gracious service and lovely location. This is one of the best restaurants ever, anywhere! Patrick and Tasia are impeccable hosts! We recently had- Fresh, homemade mushroom ravioli, fish caught daily and masterfully prepared, homemade goat cheese (from their own goat's milk) in a beet and greens salad, ceviche that melts in your mouth, fried calamari cooked perfectly,
chocolate volcano and lemon tarts for dessert. Every meal at Villa Deveena is a special occasion!

Thank CynWaveRider
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

This restaurant is a little oasis of luxury in a rural area of Costa Rica. The wine list is wonderful as were the menu choices. We were with friends and family, all adult, on vacation, and this was a high point of the week. Great service, beautiful setting. We will definitely return if in the area again.

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Thank Marilyn D
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you like fine dining and wine and thought you would be without that while on your rustic trip to Playa Negra, well think again! Villa Deveena has the freshest sashimi and finest fresh-caught seafood in town and don't get me started with the wine list. The world-renowned chefs/owners know their wine! call ahead in the slow season b/c they like to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty as well!

Thank Erin B
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