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US$4 - US$12
Latin, Fusion, Mexican, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

I always recommend Clandestina, because the food (and local beer) is superb and it has a great ambiance.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 19 February 2020

Beautiful place, excellent creative food, but not enough beer for a brewery. The carnitas on plantains were legendary.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

After hiking to the falls in the mud, then climbing up up up the trail we came upon this lovely restaurant. What a great spot. Excellent service, excellent food. We loved it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Loved this place! Food was amazing and the Butterfly Brewery beer was the best we had the entire time in all of Costa Rica. The food stayed true to Costa Rica while offering something different. Definitely elevated dishes.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

A short walk from the town of Montezuma, right beside the butterfly sanctuary. You can even add it as a stop after having hiked to Montezuma Falls for a little dip! The food is fresh, hand-made, no salsa from a jar here! The craft brew...is excellent, try the Lululopa if you are jonesing for a hoppier variety.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020

Clandestina was a highlight of our two week trip in Costa Rica. The menu items were creative as was the food presentation. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Staff were friendly and service great. Make the effort to check out this restaurant!

Date of visit: January 2020
bryansA4821YE, Owner at Clandestina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2020

So fun getting this feedback. It’s why we put all of our hearts into this. From the dry chiles to the songs on the playlist. Thank you un millón de veces. <3

Reviewed 2 February 2020

Such a great place to have a drink and eat something, you feel that you are in the jungle in between the trees. Nice vibe, good beer, we had some salsa to go with it. I am now sorry I didn't go to see the...butterflies... will need to go back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

While I’m sure everything is excellent, we had the casados, which are not to be missed! Can’t be beat. Fresh. Flavourable. Top it off with a local onsite beer from Bees Brewery

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 January 2020

This place is on a very steep hill. It was quite a hike to get there. The food and beer was worth it! I LOVED the tropical IPA. It reminded me of the froot loops I loved as a child. Great craft- I was disappointed...they ran out of bottled beer that they sell for folks to take back home. We both ordered the fish tacos and were not disappointed. High end, good quality, wonderful garnishes. Very flavorful. We would have gone back again and again if it weren't for that steep hill. They have a lovely butterfly garden out back too. We're coming back next time we're in the area!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Amazing all around, highly recommend a visit...even bought a t shirt for the memory & never do that!

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5