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Playa de los Artistas

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| Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0920
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They didn't open until 5pm so it was dark before we got there and the only open sitting was wooden beach-chairs with low tables (I recommend making reservations if you want a dinning table). The only lighting was candlelight and it was dark, so you may also want to bring a flashlight. The handwritten menu was very hard to read... More 

Thank chrisdeann
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on reviews, we were very excited to visit, and unfortunately, we were let down. The menu changes daily, and the day we were there, was written illegibly. The waitstaff was friendly, but unable to fully explain the menu, and was rather inattentive. Our cocktails were very good, and we did enjoy our appetizer. None in our party enjoyed our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even during a rain storm, was gorgeous. Food was excellent, with a terrific range of options and cool choices. Cash only.

Thank Ross N
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a quite afternoon and we stopped for lunch- we heard it was good but did not expect to be treated to AMAZING Mediterranean cuisine and fine service. Thank you Melanie out server who read through the entire menu and explaining the Italian and Spanish words we did not know. It is a great beach front relaxed and beautiful... More 

Thank Rene P
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A higher-end experience while in Montezuma, but an absolute delicious meal in the most picturesque moon-lit and candle-lit oceanfront setting. So perfect for couples. The experience alone is perfect for anyone who appreciates its beauty and elegance.

Thank Dianne V
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The setting for the restaurant is amazing; however, the food doesn't match it. Whilst the starters and bread were tasty (chicken liver/mackerel capacho), the mains we had were really not that good. I ordered the baked snapper and it was so bland I fed it to the cat. It didn't taste of anything and was cooked in some awful, tasteless... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Def one of my most fave restaurants in the world! from the way is seats in the heart of Montezuma and right on the beach where the waves crash and embellish all with its sounds to the many flavors of the food created in the kitchen. The ambience with furniture sets the rooted tone and the sandy flooring is so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was a breath of fresh air. The entire experience was so different than what you get from all other restaurants. We found the location to be so charming. The candle light was perfect. Menu was explained to us several times and w love. The food was very good. I became a Barracuda fan. Soft white meat cooked to perfection.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I think that we missed out on the restaurant's biggest asset by going after dark. Without the view, we were pretty disappointed. The food was ok but not worth the money in our opinion, and the menu was way too limited (especially for vegetarians). Service was great, though.

Thank Taylor I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very difficult to see, with only candles. One menu per table. Menu nearly impossible to read, though I read Spanish. We could tell that the staff had to translate the menu for all the diners, but did so with a condescending attitude. The food was fine, but did not live up to the (price) or pretentious build-up. Not worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Costa Rican, European, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: +506 2642 0920

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?