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“Tasty mystery meat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Puggo's

Puggo's
Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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! .
Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Tasty mystery meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Based on previous reviews, I was compelled to order the hummus platter and my husband had the kebabs. The hummus was topped with carmelized onions and mushrooms which added substance and meatiness. They make their own focaccia in-house which has nice flavor and texture. The kebabs were a blend of ground meats that stayed strangely bright red after cooking. They had a unique flavor - not lamb but definitely a little gamey. We asked what type of meat their were and were told they are "made at the restaurant, yes there is beef". It might have been a blend of beef, pork and goat, but definitely weren't 100% beef. They were served with roasted vegetables and potatoes which had good flavor but weren't served very hot. No hand-washing facilities in the bathrooms... a little disturbing.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, ON
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The service and the food here are fantastic. I ate here a few times during my stay in Montezuma and I was never disappointed. Try the mint lemonade with vodka for a delicious cocktail, and be sure to get their dessert! They only have one and it is always soooo good!

  • Visited November 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Surprisingly fine-dining in very relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“yummy change of scenery”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
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