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“Surprisingly fine-dining in very relaxed atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Puggo's

Puggo's
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Montezuma
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Costa Rican, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of Montezuma. The owner is a world traveler who has found her home in Costa Rica. Her menu and its flavours are a direct reflection of her life experiences. From the fresh local fish to the slow cooked osobuco and moussaka, you can taste the love she has for her food. She uses a range of ingredients, from local organic chocolate to spices she brings directly from her home country of Israel. Puggo's also has a fresh sushi bar which specializes in a range of asian inspired dishes using locally caught fish and prepared right in front of your eyes. The atomsphere is friendly and relaxed and the multilingual staff is happy to recommend not only their favourite dishes but beaches as well! .
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Surprisingly fine-dining in very relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Wow. Arabic-fusion menu, great ingredients and cozy atmosphere. Arabic and Greek salad were fantastic though quite big for a starter. The Kebab and the Ribeye were also very tasty and the portions were pieces of art. Something you would not expect in Montezuma.

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“Excelente food, you have to try it....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

A great chef restaurant, We loved every dish that we tried.
especially the roasted eggplant...
The team was very professional, and above all, Maya- The sheff that make it all happend.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“yummy change of scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

among days of only eating casadas, Pugggo's was our first dinner in Costa Rica that wasn't based on rice and beans - and it was delicious! The middle eastern food fusion seemed to hit the spot perfectly, and the beautifully prepared meals were just as tasty. The scenery is beautiful too and we were there on one of the days with live music which really set the scene with the candles and made it very romantic.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
“Ate Most of my meals here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

I hadn't seen the trip advisor reviews for this place when I found it in Montezuma, but it lived up to their reputation! My favourite dish (as a vegetarian) was the Arabic Salad - the dressing was delicious and the portions were big. I was given the free focaccia bread each time I was there, and it was addicting! I also had the the falafel and hummus, veg burger, and pesto noodles - all were very good! I saw some reviews about the cat - he was there too, but it's Costa Rica - there are dogs/animals wandering through every restarant in Montezuma that I was in.

Great restaurant!

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Thank Kristin P
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Bocas del Toro, Panama
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“Ate there every night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We fell in love with the food at Puggo's - ate there every night (and always ate way too much) while we were in Montezuma. Everything was delish but the hummus with beef was something I had to try and recreate at home. Not that many restaurants I would rate in Costa Rica as excellent. Puggo's was the one.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank chydorina
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