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“Great vegan comfort food”
Review of Veronica's Place - CLOSED

Veronica's Place
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Veronica`s Restaurant is now closed. Thank you for all your love and support over the last 11 years. We are now back at our home where we started and are still offering cooking classes and cultural breakfast and dinners.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

While in Puerto Viejo, I was thrilled to find this homey little restaurant. Health is the motive and the food is great. Lively place for lunch, right in town.

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Thank Margaret E
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The restaurant can't be missed, it's a two story victorian looking building that's painted violet and there's a huge sign hanging on the front of it that spells out "Veronica's!". It's right in the middle of the town, and everyone knows her and her husband.

So it's vegan food... you'd NEVER know it; it was easily the best food I ate in 3 weeks of being all over Costa Rica. Bursting with flavors you can't imagine, with good texture and appealing presentation. The coconut milk is served in a coconut with a straw. Get it!

We were traveling through and loved the little Caribbean seaside town (and Veronica's) so much that we decided to stay at her bed and breakfast. We wound up in an upstairs bungalow with a mosquito netting covered bunk bed and full size bed. Small shower stall and only a curtain between the bedroom and bathroom, but it was one of those simple jewels of a place; very clean, simple, peaceful and wonderful. We loved everything about it! $15 for a night, $20 if you want breakfast in the morning. It was the best money and the best time spent in all of our expansive trip to Costa Rica.

We opted for breakfast, which is served at the house. Fresh fruits and Jamaican dishes we'd never heard of and LOVED, so healthy, so tasty and good! Veronica and her husband were beyond kind and helpful, they made us feel as though we were visiting old friends instead of new ones. They took such great care of us!
Sometimes in our lives, we wind up in the most amazing places with the most incredible people, and it's unexpected, unplanned, and totally unforgettable. This is one of those places, and these are those people.
The beach is a two minute walk down a little dirt road. There are palm and fruit trees everywhere. The pace of the town is slow and easy going. No rush. No worry. No time. Just Pura Vida... which you should know about if you go anywhere in Costa Rica, and it's good for the body, the soul and the mind.

Good to know: there are small grocery stores there in case you forgot anything and Veronica as well as most of the town take US Dollars.

Don't miss it!!

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Thank WanderlustScarlett
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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived, a demonstration was taking place about the benefits of coconut and other local products which was very interesting. We were seated quickly however, and had a hard time deciding what to choose from the menu - so many delicious foods! There is an abundance of super juices and a couple of raw smoothies (papaya spirulina and coconut water was yumm). Great option for raw foodists, vegans, vegetarians and anyone who enjoys fresh local food :)

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Thank Caity92
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Beautifully relax !!! Good food ! Nice people. At the image of Puerto Viejo which is to me "Surrounding with peaceful energy and nice people".
We ate the vegan bugger which was excellent!
Great smoothies! Veronica was very sweet :)

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Thank Ompaix
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

After searching for authentic Carribean flavors and good quality ingredients, the only place we found it was at Veronica's place. She cooks with heart, passion, intention and devotion. Her goal is to spread Carribean culture through people's relationship with food. The best part was it felt as if our own mom was cooking for us. If you're sick, she will heal you with herbal teas and her other specialties. We highly recommend this place.

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1  Thank Vesna R
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