Restaurants

Tierra y Fuego Restaurant

We are blessed in this part of Costa Rica because we have so many great restaurants in such a small place. With so many people from other countries living here, the quality of food is much better than what you might expect in small beach towns out in the jungle.

My current favorite is Clandestina in Montezuma, which is also Montezuma’s first microbrewery, with beer made onsite by the Butterfly Brewing Company. A great experience is to hike up in the morning from Montezuma to the waterfall skybridges trail (at the Suntrails office) and hit the waterfall, then return and go to Clandestina for lunch. The restaurant is located within Montezuma Gardens, which is the area’s butterfly garden and sanctuary, so you can get a tour while you’re there. The food at Clandestina is amazing, as are the owners, so for many people who live here it’s a weekly habit to go here to try new special dishes and chat with them while they cook and serve.

If you want a great beachfront dining experience, then try Playa de los Artistas, located in town across from Los Mangos hotel. It’s easy to miss because they don’t have much of a sign, but for many years, it has been considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. The chef is Italian, but you won’t find much pasta here. The menu changes daily, and there’s always a selection of different types of fish and steaks. Most of the menu is appetizers, and one of the best ways to eat a meal here is to order a couple of appetizers per person, plus a fish or steak, so there’s a big variety of choices on your table.

Reviews and Articles on Montezuma Restaurants

  • Clandestina Restaurant Clandestina Restaurant Montezuma   My new favorite restaurant, Clandestina is not to be missed by food lovers staying anywhere near to Montezuma. Established in March 2015, Clandestina is the new kid on the block. The Oregon/Tico collaboration is a winner among locals and travelers alike, with artisan craft beers, made onsite by Butterfly Brewing Co. and delicious, exciting Hispanic ...
  • Vaca Loca Vaca LocalThe friendly Canadian owner is not the only reason people flock to one of Montezuma’s most popular dining venues. The eclectic menu offers hungry travelers and locals several dining choices. Everything from the chipotle aioli to the basil mayo dip to the scrumptious roasted vegetable sandwich is home cooked. If you’re a sea food aficionado, ...
  • Cafe Organico – Healthy Food & Open Mic Organico 008-800 Craving a chic atmosphere with high quality healthy food and locally grown fresh organic fruit smoothies? Well, then Organico is the place for you! Settled in the heart of Montezuma, you can sip on anything from espresso to mango, papaya & avocado ice cream shakes. Here you can find vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options ...
  • Soda Montesol – Home of the Best Casado Thus Far Soda Monte Sol Costa RicaLocated in the midst of the awesome beaches and exotic flora and fauna of Montezuma is Soda Montesol, a popular restaurant which offers delicious food in generous servings. Thus it is one of the convenient eating places you can go straight to after swimming in the clear waters or a trip in the rainforests.  Soda Montesol ...
  • El Sano Banano – Vegetarians Rejoice! El Sano Banano from the outside  In the midst of Montezuma where popular stores, markets, bars, and recreational venues are located, there is a place where Vegetarians can take dining pleasures – the El Sano Banano Restaurant. What’s more, while eating fresh and healthy cuisine, you can enjoy the views and feel the breeze of the vast ocean. El Sano Banano ...
  • L’ Angolo Allegro Pizzeria – Italian with an Argentinean Touch L’ Angolo Allegro Pizzeria decors The L’ Angolo Allegro Pizzeria offers authentic Italian cuisine with a touch of Argentinean style. Thus while dining here, you enjoy the rich coast of Costa Rica, satisfy your cravings for Italian food, and feel the ambience of Argentina.  L’ Angolo Allegro is an Italian term meaning “happy corner”. This Pizzeria was not named as such ...
  • Have a Truly Good Morning at The Bakery Cafe The Bakery Cafe If you are a morning person, you will be delighted to find a dining place in Montezuma Costa Rica which serves delicious breakfast from Indian and Thai to Mexican and Italian as soon as you wake up. The Bakery Café opens as early as 6 AM. Enjoy a great meal while watching the amazing wildlife of ...
  • Soda La Naranja – Find Authentic Costa Rican Cuisine Soda La Naranja Restaurant In a simple restaurant called Soda La Naranja you can find the best of authentic Costa Rican dishes. The restaurant also boasts of exquisite menus of seafood and meal selections for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians at a very affordable price.  Along with great food that include local Tico dish, crunchy salads, yummy Gallo Pinto, vegan burger, ...
  • Cocolores Restaurant – Where Romance and Food Come Together "The interior of Cocolores"Certainly one of the top restaurants in Costa Rica, Cocolores is a romantic beach front dining place perfect for honeymooners and couples who want to enjoy ambrosial food with intimate music in the background. Owned by Florenicia and Massimiliano, Cocolores offers the most passionate ambience in Montezuma which provides efficiency in intimate candle-lit dinners.  From the ...
  • Puggo’s Restaurant – Enjoy the Middle Eastern Taste and Feel in Costa Rica Puggo's Middle Eastern Restaurant In the midst of a paradise of splendid beaches, spectacular flora and fauna and the tropics of Montezuma, a restaurant offers excellent Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine. Puggo’s Restaurant is owned by Maya, an awesome youthful Israeli woman who’s also the chief cook of this remarkable dining establishment that features the exotic tastes of her ...
  • Ylang Ylang Beachfront Restaurant ylangylang-300x201Located within the Ylang Ylang beachfront resort is a great dining place which serves sumptuous meals made with mainly fresh organic ingredients. Ylang Ylang Restaurant not only satisfies your taste buds but also your eyes because you can enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean while eating! From unique ingredients to home recipes, everything’s readily available ...
  • Chico’s Bar Chico's bar during the Montezuma Gathering FestivalChico’s Bar is an essential part of the Montezuma experience. The bar is right in the middle of town, and is the focus of the town’s nightlife. The small bar somehow manages to serve hundreds of people some nights, who hang out on the street in front, wander to the beach with a ...
  • Tierra y Fuego Restaurant Tierra y FuegoHigh up in the hills of Delicias, behind Montezuma, is one of the best restaurants you will ever eat in. Owned by a very sweet Italian couple who have their own farm, Tierra y Fuego serves authentic Italian cuisine with a tremendous amount of patience and care. Everything is home-made, from the sauces to the ...
  • Playa de los Artistas, One of the Most Famous Restaurants in Costa Rica playa-de-los-artistas-amazing-foodConsidered by many to be the best restaurant in Costa Rica, a dinner at Playa de los Artistas is an unforgettable experience, often the highlight of many peoples’ vacation in Montezuma. The menu changes every night, so it’s worth going twice. The restaurant is across the street from Los Mangos hotel, and has a very ...
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Clandestina Restaurant

  My new favorite restaurant, Clandestina is not to be missed by food lovers staying anywhere near to Montezuma. Established in March 2015, Clandestina is the new kid on the block. The Oregon/Tico collaboration is a winner among locals and travelers alike, with artisan craft beers, made onsite by Butterfly Brewing Co. and delicious, exciting […]

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