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“The best in Montezuma”

Playa de los Artistas
Ranked #8 of 37 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sisters, Oregon
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best in Montezuma”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Not only the best food in town, but the best setting as well. We had ceviche, goat cheese & beets, roasted chicken, and pasta. All were delicious!

The service was typical CR slow - 2 hours for our dinner but who is in a hurry anyway? Plus you are right ON the beach.

Be sure to reserve ahead or you will miss out!

  • Visited January 2014
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“Food love”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

A great experience. You can really feel they love what they do, and the result is, great tastes and a calm and peace environment. So recommended! My favorite in Montezuma.

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UK
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8 reviews
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“Best spot in town”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is great in every way. We ate here two nights out of three and both nights were really busy, however the service was really efficient and we hardly waited for the food. All the dishes we tried were excellent especially the fish in curry and banana sauce. Also do a happy bout from 4-6 which is a great spot for sundowners.

Visited December 2013
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We were so looking forward to this after reading all the reviews, there was no space when we first arrived two nights before so we booked in and waited which was fine and made us further anticipate a fantastic meal.
We have travelled for over three weeks In Costa Rica and this was one of the most disappointing meals we experienced.
It started off so well, we had a beautiful table by the sea, it was romantic and a fabulous setting.
The menu was described and everything sounded delicious.
The service was mega slow but this is the case everywhere in montezuma we had noticed and we were in nice surroundings.
For starter, we had a prawn and scallops starter and then a portobello mushroom with cheese. Both were bland, we were very surprised by the lack of favour, the cheese on the mushroom was just standard cheese, a bit chewy and tasteless as was the seafood.
For main course (the portions were a tiny bit larger than our starters), we had baked breadcrumbed mussels. Again, chewy and overcooked. The best thing was the stuffed ragu pepper but again, needed some more flavour. We finished with a pear panacotta as everyone had said how much the desserts were great but again, highly average.
We expect more from a restaurant that charges 80 dollars. Shame. We had four other dinner meals in montezuma and all of them excelled this place and cost about 20-30 dollars less!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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“Over a year later and we're still talking about it...”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

My friends and I walked over here from Hotel Amor de Mar for dinner. We couldn't believe how wonderful it was. It's right not the beach with perfect candle lit wooden tables and really delicious tapas style food. I want to return to Costa Rica to come back here!

  • Visited April 2013
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