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Cafe Escondido

| 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5156
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Costa Rican, Cafe, Fast food, South American
| 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I nice restaurant with good food and decent price. Eco oriented with a spectacular view on the reserve and Arenal lake far away.

Thank Pascal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Monteverde Inn and the restaurant is onsite. Excellent food and batidos - especially the breakfast.

Thank Ed F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the Monteverde Inn preserve and has a beautiful view. The staff are very nice and the food is decent. I think everyone should make a trip up here when in Monteverde. It is worth the effort. There is also a...More

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious fresh reasonably priced pizzas. Great views over the valley. A lot of the produce is grown onsite. Ate here a few times as was staying onsite. Service was mixed.

Thank Jjeennzz
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Delicious food all around that’s cooked with love, esp handmade pizza that you can watch cook in the traditional wood-fired dome oven; nice variety of craft beers (plus all the usual Tico beer brands); locally made bread (a rarity in my CR experience); all food...More

Thank Palmisto
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Very cool location! We drove here from El Establo hotel and it took about 5 minutes. Explored the trails below the restaurant for about 30 minutes. Guac was delicious! Food was fast and fresh and would definitely go here again.

Thank danielleelisaaa
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here prior to our night walk. Delicious Caprese pizza and loved the sunset over the water!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fantastic breakfast (which were included in our stay at the Monteverde Inn) with traditional gallo pinto, plantains, and fresh eggs. We also had two dinners here during our stay at the Inn, and the focus on fresh, local produce really shows. The pizza was delicious,...More

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Had both lunch and supper here. Great food! We had real chamomile tea and pizza from their wood fired oven as we watched the sun go down from the top floor of their open restaurant. Very healthy options. Great friendly staff.

Thank Getoutside14
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My wife, adult daughter and I stayed at the Monteverde Inn and had dinner and breakfast at the Cafe Escondido. The space has 9 covered tables and 4 more open bar tables. The view over the Nicoya Gulf is amazing. For a relatively small restaurant...More

Thank JohnF_1959
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Restaurant Details

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Costa Rican, Cafe, Fast food, South American
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 50 Meters South of Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5156
Local restaurant in Monteverde area, we serve typical food as Casado, Gallo Pinto, also pastas, fast foods, and we have the special chef plate every night.
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