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“Definitely worth a stop!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa de los Artistas

Playa de los Artistas
Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Los Angeles, California
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214 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Try their signature drink--it's amazing! We ordered 3 entrees and split them: there wasn't one dish that didn't impress. Try the cocoa shrimp!!

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Don't get it wrong, it's not cheap - but it amazing one of a kind food that you won't forget or regret. The menu is hand written every day and we had things we had never had before. Not to mention they serve locally brewed beer from Montezuma (a rare commodity in CR).

Visited May 2012
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Average beyond average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Overall, this restaurant was a bit of a letdown. The setting, as mentioned in other reviews, is obviously great, but as others have mentioned, the prices are steep for what one gets.

The appetizers we had were quite good. The tuna carpaccio was delicious, as were the prawns that had a mild chocolate sauce.

The pork shoulder that I ordered was actually roastbeef, which was way overcooked.

For the cost of the meal ($70), I don't think we got full value and better meals could have been had at lower prices around town.

One, potentially odd, complaint involves the menus. Because the menu is always changing (which is great), they only have 2 menus, which waitresses carry around and explain to each table. The problem is that the entire menu is Spanish. No doubt, we are in a Spanish speaking country, but the vast majority of people who go to the restaurant are English speaking. Considering the average Tico makes less than $500 per month, very few could afford a meal here. Why not at least have one menu is English and one in Spanish?

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“Italian dining in a tropical setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We find out about this pace by mouth. Than we checked TA and felt a strong need to go. the setting of the restaurant is idyllic, tables arranged under massive trees offering full privacy. The view over the beach and Pacific Ocean is stunning, it can't be more tropical and romantic. The owner is a very charming Italian lady who hosts the restaurant with the typical Italian flair. The rest if the staff is very friendly and is professional. The food is the biggest surprise: in chocolate dipped large shrimps on a bed of avocado mousse is like an explosion of taste in your mouth. You wish it came with many more shrimps.... The gazpacho with shrimps and couscous is another starter you have to try! As a main we had a whole barracuda, grilled with fresh thyme, a light crispy skin and soft and juicy meat; it cannot taste better. The menu offers the most beautiful choice: fondant of chocolate, made of Costa Rican chocolate in a clay pot, a must try. Whenever you visit the area, book a table and live in a dream for one evening!

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“No better dining experience in Montezuma!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Hands down the most romantic setting and dining experience in Montezuma. Food is so fresh, creative, and delicious and you will want to go back time and time again! Doesn't have to be expensive if you get a bunch of appetizers and try a little bit of everything. However, the main courses are often too temping to pass up! Decisions decisions...

Visited December 2012
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