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“Gorgeous food and excellent friendly service.”
Review of Kalibo

Ranked #25 of 39 Restaurants in Montezuma
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Open every day. Fresh bread,pastry and coffee at 6am already. Get started with freshly made fruit and vegetable juices. Enjoy our typical "tico" and international food and don't forget to try our homemade cakes. Come and enjoy watching people passing by with the sea infront or just sit and relax at the back lounge. We love children. Wi Fi
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spotted this little gem of a restaurant on our way to drop off our laundry up the road and decided to try it out for dinner in the evening. It turned out to be the best decision of our time in Montezuma. Really excellent food, and we came back the next day for more.
On the first evening we had the Lomito de la Pimenta (apologies for any spelling mistakes) - really tender and really tasty. The next day we shared the Plato de Lebanon for starter - nice warm bread with humus, raita and salsa dips - gorgeous! For mains I had Cerdo Especial, which is pork with cheese - again absolutely gorgeous! And my partner had Thai Green Curry with chicken, and we can confirm it was very authentic (just been to Thailand) and also very very tasty.
The restaurant has great atmosphere and the food is well presented on various shaped dishes depending on the dish - very contemporary as well as snug and cozy.
The service was also excellent - it's not fast, but then it's all freshly made and in a kitchen the size of a matchbox - it's incredible how they can work in there and come up with such lovely food. The first evening the chef was on his own, so he was serving as well as cooking - we were very impressed indeed.
Kalibo is definitely the best of the restaurants we sampled while in Montezuma and we can definitely recommend this little gem.

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Thank TomHPhoto
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ANEME, Propietario at Kalibo, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Thank you soooo much for your kind opinion!!!!! It`s very important to us especially when we are a pretty new place! Thank you for trusting us and giving us the chance to prove you that we care about how you feel. Our apreciations and we hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

I fell there just for curiosity and I felt immediately the pura vida's style of Costa Rica.
They have really good tuna fillet and a wide menu, but the best was the service, because they are worried about details.
The best choice in Montezuma.

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Thank tomcacel
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Signature smoothie is avocado, mango and coconut milk -- mmm! Nice for a light breakfast and one of only a handful of places where we found good coffee in Montezuma.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

When to a week trip to Montezuma, on the second day we discover this great place, delicious food and excellent service!!

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Thank Abolanosu
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was a awesome find ; excellent service , fantastic food and all at a very reasonable prices. For a late breakfast we enjoyed a piece of banana bread ,which was by far above average and fresh from the oven .

They also offer a variety of caffeinated options including espresso and cappuccino . Their shakes and natural juices filled two pages of the menu, with many creative combinations .

Beyond the food this Costa Rican run restaurant was a step above the rest in delivery. Using modern white serving plates with the food in an artistic and appealing presentation

Finally ,if all the above was not enough, they offer free wifi and credit cards are accepted ; all of this for a 1/3 of the price of most of the places in Montezuma .

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Thank shllcalder
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