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“What a dreamy location/atmosphere whit great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
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, Mediterranean, Spanish, Costa Rican, European, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What a dreamy location/atmosphere whit great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

This was the complete picture. A beach located diner with candles as the main light source, which makes you think you are on your way to heavens door. The personel was very friendly and they explained the whole menu to us. I got the agliata (shark) which was delicious. They have some good beers which are not to be found in the supermarket such as Segua and Libertas. It was a amazing experience

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New Milford, Connecticut
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Surreal setting.....meager portions of intriguing food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is almost obligatory for anybody traveling to Montezuma to dine at Playa de los Artistes at least once.. The candlelit low tables spread along the sand and set only a few feet from the ocean creates an atmosphere than one can only describe as magical. The Mediterranian inspired menu walks a fine line between being exotic and interesting vs. pretentious and snooty. What we ordered-fish sausage, stuffed calamari with white beans, red snapper was certainly unique and, on the whole, very tasty. However, the portions were little more than tapa size. After spending a very physicaly active day, my body ached for just a bit more food matter. This aside, I certainly DO recommend Playa de los Artistes, if only for the restaurant's dreamy, tropical tranquility.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“No air kisses for touristas.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The setting of this restaurant is fantastic as is the food... Though you won't find a salad on the menu or much in the way of vegetables at all. The various versions of fish carpaccio are dynamite and almost everything I've tried I've really enjoyed. The dishes are inventive and tasty. The service is ok but the attention from the top verges on disdain. This is off putting. The experience is better at lunch.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cobourg, Ontario
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best in montezuma”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The chef is Italian and he is not afraid to cook! The flavours are amazing! The menu changes every day.The location, on the beach, is stunning. Even the bathroom is gorgeous!

Visited February 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The setting of the restaurant on the coast is beautiful and the food was amazing. Different specials every night. Had seafood soup that was delicious and a greek chicken and broccoli pastry. Excellent. Gin and tonics are huge and tasty!

Visited January 2013
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