La Playa de las Artistas: Best meal I've ever had!
Intimate restaurant located right on the beach with a sand floor. We had wonderful smoked cheese with shrimp for an appetiser, salad, bread, fillet mignon, and huge fresh fish that fed four, along with cocktails and a few beers for about $17/person!
The service was amazing!
Favorite Dish: Everything here was sooooo good! Apparently the menu changes daily depending on what is fresh
Pizza Net: Best Pizza on the Nicoya Peninsula!
Very good pizza made from fresh ingredients (as is everything in Costa Rica). We had a large pizza margarita and 4 beers for $12. They have a big TV that is usually tuned to a soccer game and there is also a internet cafe available in an air conditioned room in the back of the restaurant
Favorite Dish: Pizza!
Restaurante El Parque: Restaurante El Parque - Right on the beach!
El Parque cafe is located right on the beach with a sand floor. We had some of the best guacamole with chips that I’ve ever had there followed with a meal of rice, beans, chicken, potatoes, and steamed vegetables all washed down with many cold cervezas all for about $14 for the two of us! At the restaurant we were approached by a stray skinny young cat that begged for some food. Naturally we couldn't resist and gave him some chicken. Then another one came so we gave him some meat as well and before we knew it there were four of them all meowing and jockeying for position to get some hand outs.
Favorite Dish: Guacamole and chips are excellent! The casados are pretty good too!
Go to the supermarket: Cook at home!
There is a supermarket on the main road leading downtown and perpendicular to the main drag where Chico's is. It offers a good selection of all the food and alcohol you may need. We got supplies for a big dinner and breakfast (plus leftovers) and a good night of drinking for about $5 a person. Staying at Luna Llena, you have your own kitchen facilities and can save a lot of money by cooking yourself.
Hotel Moctezuma: Best meal I had in Costa Rica
Hotel Moctezuma has wonderful ambiance. We were only feet away from the Pacific. The breeze and scenery made for a wonderful meal.
Favorite Dish: I had the chicken curry which was the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. My husband had beef in a blue cheese sauce that was just as good. The service was also great. I would eat there again in a heartbeat.
Playa de los Artistas: Sea-side fine dining
This is a fantastic Mediterranean restaurant up the road towards the waterfall right on the ocean with a fantastic ambience and great service. You can select one of the low tables right beside the crashing waves and sit on a pillow, your meal lit by candle.
Favorite Dish: Food is to die for: try the tuna carpaccio to start- OUT OF THIS WORLD! For the main meal, also try one of the fresh fish for 2- ours was served with delicious roasted potatos and came with incense flaming out of the fish.
Cocolores Restaurant and Bar: Excelent food!
Wery nice atmosphere right by the beach with very firendly and accomidating staff. There is a small bar also but it dosen't seem to be the type of bar where people hang out.
Also extremely reasonable prices!
Favorite Dish: The pineapple chicken is really good!
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El Sano Banano: what's the fuss
When I researched places to eat in Montezuma this was the most widely talked about restaurant.
The location is perfect and this may the be #1 reason it attracts so many people, but I found that the food was a little overpriced as well as that the restaurant had a bit of a gringo feel to it..... I guess it looked too much like a over the top sports bar kind of place that you would see around here.
Didn't really care to sit down for dinner, but I heard food was good.
Romana Pizza: Best Italian in Montezuma
This tiny little open-aired bistro facing on the main street across from Chico's is owned by a Calabresa woman and has a selection of delicious freshly baked thin crust pizzas, homemade pastas and typical Italian appetizers and main dishes.
Favorite Dish: Try the gnocchi with fresh tomatoes and basil or the gorgonzola pizza!
El Sano Banano: Movie night
The Sano Banano has a good variety of food all day long although the prices are pretty expensive. If you want a more laid back night (still hungover from the previous night's festivities?), they show movies here on a regularly basis starting around 7 pm. You have to make a 3000 colones purchase to watch the movie so combine it with a later supper and enjoy the show.
unknown: Next to Chico'S Bar
I missed the name but its directly to the right of Chico-s bar is you are looking towards the water. They have a little patio upstairs at the back. You walk through the restaurant to get to it. I had one of the best casado i've ever had in CR. Breakfast is also great .
Favorite Dish: Casado con pescado. Great patacones with it and a generous portion.
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Bakery Cafe: Vegetarian food with macays and monkeys
This lovely little bakery and cafe also features a bright terrace which is often frequented by stellar macay birds and white-faced monkeys- watch out! They are there to steal your food, not to visit, so pay attention to your plates. Has a great pristine ambience and great vegetarian food- for breakfast and lunch. You can also organize various tours here.
Restaurante El Parque: Guacamole heaven
I didn't have a full meal here, but the nacho chips served with guacamole were tremendous. OK, the chips were just average, but the freshly made guacamole is amazing. I went back another night just for that.
Cafe Azucar: The Best Sandich in the Southern Peninsula
Certainly you'll have to pass by Cobano during your stay at Montezuma because that's where the only bank is. Cobano is awful but we discovered a great and cheaper than Montezuma place to have a godd cup of coffee and a delicious sandwich.
The place itself is unique because it is very stylish with photos of people from Havana, the owner is Cuban. It is air/conditioned and very fresh and clean.
Favorite Dish: We had a madness type of club sandwich called the Club Tico and that's worth a try. Otherwise we saw that at another table they had fish very well displayed, almost like a work of art and the dessert was something, strawberries with Chantilly and homemade shortbread.
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