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Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central American, Steakhouse
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Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
+506 4030 4506
15:45 - 00:00
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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked in just because it was close to our hotel. We were surprised. Ronald/ owner was very attentive. I would say high class servise. Recommend us food. Although we didn't go with what he recommended food was really good. My burrito in top 3 I ever had. Instead of dessert iwent with cocktail (after asking what is in and... More 

Thank snegi2014
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed two nights in Alajuela and ate twice at the Monteleone, not only because the food was good but also because the service was extremely helpful and friendly - all in all absolutely recommendable.

Thank Angela H
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner service was in what looked like a dive bar with the lights on. I was blown away by everything but the appearance!! I was met at the door by a very sweet older man who ascorted me to my table. I asked for a booth and the only one he had was a table for 5. The restaurant... More 

Thank bikinimeg
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went because it was open past 9pm which is rare in Alajuela. Area was sketchy, waiter kept leaving the restaurant to stand on the corner and chat with various youth standing around outside. There appeared to be some sort of hustling going on involving the waiter. Another young man came to the doorway and handed him a cellular phone... More 

Thank Beverley W
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had some chicken with mushroom sauce, it was really nice and for a fair price. The waiter really knows how to make you feel attended without overwhelming you. The place is really cool in the inside. Classy music which I loved. Definitely coming back!

Thank Daniel A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for one or two beer and we're welcomed by Roberto, an awesome waiter that spoke to us In really good English, explained us their offers, helped me to choose beer as I was looking for Red Ale. Cozy place to go for drinks and maybe also for food (we didn't try)!

Thank Matthias W
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

For some reason, I had trouble finding dinner in Alajuela. The market was closed and I was wandering the streets looking for a place that had casados. I came across this place, with it's helpful host who informed me that in addition to the menu, they serve casados for 3000 colones, including a drink. I had the steak and onion... More 

Thank DaniPants1
Northbrook, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

First - the waiter - Ronaldo or Roberto was great. Charming in an elegant Costa Rica way, whatever that is. This is our one nice night out, and this was the perfect place. We ended up eating and sitting around for 3 hours.. just enjoying the ambience. Great food, made better by Roberto (or whatever his name is).

Thank yaiyai42
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Superb tenderloin and my partner had sea bass in garlic sauce. An oasis in a desert of fast food joints, personal service and I suspect music tailored to suit a couple middle aged british travellers. Could have been in Italy.

Thank Andrew John L
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Monteleone we were treated as family. Food was very tasty as well. We had the chimichurri steak and the grilled chicken. Nothing pretentious just honest food.

Thank Jfgalavis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Central American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 4030 4506

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