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“Traveled many places and this is THE BEST!!”
Review of Restaurant Trio

Restaurant Trio
Ranked #18 of 43 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $17
Cuisines: Latin, Central American, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“Traveled many places and this is THE BEST!!”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The attention to detail for every plate that came out was unbelievable!! We tried almost all the options on the menu between all of us at the table and there was not one dish I did not LOVE! I will definitely make a trip back here to eat again!!

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Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
“Amazing!”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having travelled around south and central amercica for a few weeks we stumbled across this fantastic resturant. The staff were attentive and the menu was the most gourmet and ambitious of anything we´ve come across. Considering the price it was amazing by normal standards. taking the michelin star-esque menu I would have paid 3x the amount. Our fantastic experience was heightened by the chef joining us for dessert and sharing his dreams of creating a world class resturant - I took his card knowing his is a name not to forget.

Muchos gracias

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  • Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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“Hidden Gem by Supermarket”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

A waiter at our hotel recommended this restaurant, and we were thrilled we went! The food and drinks were all amazing, but the service really made our experience wonderful. The waiter recommended drinks and meals, and we were not disappointed. We were fortunate (and surprised) to be the only people in the restaurant, so we had a lovely conversation with the chef about his training, local foods, and his vision for the restaurant, which was featuring a new menu the following night! We were hoping to revisit the restaurant the next night, but didn't have the opportunity; if I am in Monteverde again, I will definitely return! I look forward to seeing how David (the chef and fairly new owner) brings his vision to fruition. Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having just arrived in town via the dusty road, we happened upon this unassuming restaurant fronted by a construction ditch and next to a supermarket. Having no expectations, we were amazed at the incredibly creative farm to table creations by this very talented chef. Don't miss it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Granby, Canada
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“A definite cut above”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been raving about David and his wonderful restaurant ever since we came across Trio in June. Located beside the supermarket, we were skeptical when we walked up the stairs, but upon crossing into the warm atmosphere, we were already enthralled. Nice music, a warm smile, and clean, clear lines made us feel at home. This is not your typical rice and beans restaurant, but as the chef/owner explained to us, one can still find adaptations of Costa Rican cuisine. We dined on fresh ingredients under an attentive eye. My salad - caramelized fig and roasted mango - may have been the top of my life. The sous-vide meats were done to perfection.
We are so glad to have ignored the recommendation of our B&B owner and gone for Trio instead. We could easily see David, who has trained outside of Costa Rica, preparing his treats in a cosmopolitan city. His recipes will soon be online, and I will be looking for them.

  • Visited June 2014
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