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Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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Sun - Sat 15:45 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Our waiter was the most attentive we've had in years, truly excellent service! Ok food and good drinks. Recommended!

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Thank birgerf
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to go to this restaurant for our last night in Costa Rica based on all the great reviews we read. The waiter Ronald was extremely friendly and offered us a great service throughout the whole diner. He made two recommendations: the fish (sea bass) and the tenderloin steak. Unfortunately, we went with both of his... More 

Thank natashan9
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We were attempting to find some seafood spot people raved about. 10 at night. I slipped crossing the street ripped my toms we settled on this little gem. My friend got the well cooked cod. I settled for guacamole with a cute presentation beer and a quesadilla. Do frills but attentive service and good food.

Thank ericapt09
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here for dinner last night and was the only patron in the place. Honestly, I liked it that way. But Ronald (I believe) was an amazing host. He made small talk with me, asked about my trip in C.R., and then, when I told him I was from the U.S., he showed me an incredibly old U.S. coin he... More 

Thank Philip P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

First of all I have to point-out the great service of Ronald. He is very friendly and recommended the best food, Tenderloin steaks. Also you shall taste the local beer. You shouldn't miss the visit in this familiar restaurant!

Thank Christo75

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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
Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
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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