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Review of Tierra y Fuego

Tierra y Fuego
Ranked #13 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Flavor and wisdom of traditional italian cuisine.... selection of cheese and cold cuts,home made bread and wood-fired pizzas.Fresh pasta,lasagna,veggie fettuccini,sea food spaghetti. Tenderloin,ribeye steak and pork from BBQ,balsamic vinegar "tagliata" with arugula and parmesan,grilled chicken and home made desserts... WIFI-parking area-botanic garden-safe for children
Arizona
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Top Notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Not going to go into a long speech, I am going to keep it short and to the point. The place is amazing, it is in Las Delicias, to get there you have to travel through the town of Montezuma, go over the Montezuma River, then up the hill. When you get to the top of the hill, keep an eye out for the small Tierra y Fuego sign on the right hand side. The road kind of forks, so make the right and go about 1/4 of a mile and you will see it on the left hand side.

The place is beautiful, the owners are from Northern Italy and super nice. We ordered the focaccia, two plates of fresh homemade pasta one with butter for the kids and one pomodoro for myself and my wife ordered the meat raviolis. WOW, amazing, I have not had pasta like that since I lived back in NJ. It was truly amazing, My wife has not stopped talking about her raviolis. If you want super nice hosts, authentic Italian cuisine and a beautiful, quiet location, make your way to Tierra Y Fuego.You will not regret it.

The bill was about $25,000 colones without a tip and that included a couple of beers a watermelon shake and lemonade for the kids. The portion of pasta was amazing, but if you go and you are a pasta eater, avoid an appetizer and order two plates of pasta as the portion is not the biggest. When the pasta is brought out, they are accompanied by a basket of bread.

Well, well worth the money. My mouth is watering just thinking about twirling my fork through that pasta. Cannot wait to go back.

Pictures coming shortly.

  • Visited July 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Food, and Nice People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

We lived near Montezuma and went to Tierra y Fuego every Sunday. The pizza is our family's favorite in the world! Be sure to try the Tierra y Fuego Pizza and the Grilled Chicken (only on Sundays; needs to be preordered).

The owners, Monica y Pepe are really nice!

I go there every time we are in Montezuma.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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montezuma, costa rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“the special treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

I love this place. I live in Montezuma and am getting tired of the same restaurants every week. My boyfriend and I decided to try this place because it was a little out of town and was something different. The atmosphere is amazing. A small but comfortable area with a playground for kids. The photo was amazing, we had homemade lasagna and a Delicious thin crust pizza.

We don't go here regularly because without a car it's a little far to get to, but use it as a 'special treat' dining experience.

If you haven't been you need to go at least once before leaving Montezuma!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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3 reviews
“A Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Montezuma and Malpais are certainly well stocked with pizzerias and Italian restaurants, but Tierra y Fuego is new and very different from most. Tucked away in the hills above Montezuma, this place has a beautiful ambience away from the downtown noise and hustle. No tin roof and plastic chairs here - this restaurant was handcrafted from beautiful tropical hardwoods, has a genuine brick forno oven, and is spotless clean. The owners and staff are warm and friendly, and Sundays are like a big Italian family feast and get-together. The pizzas and pastas were all excellent . If you go there on a Sunday, go early - they start the rotisserie chickens around 2 pm and keep them coming until the last one is polished off. This is a great place for a romantic dinner for two, or a party of 8 - 10. A great addition to Montezuma's restaurant scene.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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waterloo,ON
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“To the ends of the earth- order 1 of everything!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

The roads make it an adventure to to get to- but its part of the experience. We got the foccacia, roast chicken, pizza and ribeye and all were delicious. We would definitely go back-only open fri- sun. Come early on Sun for the roast chicken-it runs out fast.

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