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La Mesa de Monique y Andre

16 Malinche | Behind Hotel El Sitio, Liberia 16-5000, Costa Rica
+506 8811 4202
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Restaurant Hours
French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
16 Malinche | Behind Hotel El Sitio, Liberia 16-5000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the experience of dining with several friends on November 14th and the meal was beyond expectations. Seven course is a lot, but every dish was on point. There is no other restaurant in the area that can compete with this great extravaganza. Monique...More

Thank travelingal51
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We were fortunate enough to find La Mesa de Monique y Andre through the owner of the house we rented. The meal we enjoyed at their home was one of the highlights of our trip. They started off with champagne outside then followed with decorated...More

Thank caitlkh
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had the distinct pleasure of dining with friends at La Mesa de Monique y Andre the other evening and as usual enjoyed the finest food in Costa Rica prepared by the warmest people we know. If you want a meal that is both an experience...More

1  Thank Wunderlust2
Reviewed 7 May 2017

An excellent seven course meal paired with hand selected wines by two of the finest people you will meet in Costa Rica. It is also an excellent setting in their beautiful home.the food was extraordinarily good and the wine pairings were perfect.

Thank jpkast
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Liberia is a true five star experience. Monique, and Andre tirelessly perfect the craft of culinary artistry. When you arrive here you are treated as family. Starting with a cocktail by the pool, and followed by masterfully decorated...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Don''t know how Trip Advisor rates restaurants, but it must be by the number of reviews, not the quality of food. I know all of the restaurants listed with higher rankings and none can hold a candle to La Mesa.. This small, by reservation only,...More

Thank 2holysneakers
Reviewed 7 March 2017

During our first trip to Costa Rica, local expat friends booked this dinner for 6 of us. We're lucky enough to live close to a top dining restaurant in the United States; so, our bar for "unique and wonderful" is pretty high. Monique and Andre...More

Thank OregonNamma
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It is difficult to summarize in few worlds the great experience we had at La Mesa. Everything was perfect. We have been welconed by Monique et Andre as we were old friends. They offered to us a special cocktail while introducing us to their beautiful...More

2  Thank tachione
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were aware to have a special dinner and experience, but reality was really over our best expectations. Great dinner, every dish special and served just for us by Andre and Monique, a wonderful couple with a great passion: making their guest very special guests...More

Thank PaoloT74
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Andre and Monique make every evening special. The unique but delicious menu and pairings are only exceeded by the wonderful personalities of Your hosts. This will be the highlight of your trip to Costa Rica. It has been for me on numerous occasions.

Thank NandVHutch
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Questions & Answers
Monique & Andre: You have been highly recommended by our VRBO Host Laraye Osborne. We are a family of 5 adults and two children 10 and 4 years old. Our daughter is turning 40 on Jan 1, 2017. Because of the children, we are wondering if you may be able to preferably cook at the house or otherwise deliver and serve the food at the home we are renting in the Bahia Pez Vela community in Tamarindo on January 1, 2017. I know this may be a tall order, but at Laraye's suggestion, we thought it may be worth a try. Please let us know if this would be workable. If yes how much would it cost for 5 adults and two kids? If not, we would be very grateful if you may be able to recommend someone who is a creative chef in the area and may be willing to do this for us. I am unable to contact you at the telephone number mentioned above -506 8811 4202. This appears to be a Canadian number. Please let us have the number with country and area code so that we could call you. We truly appreciate your response to our request. Even if it doesn't work out, I am sure some of us will come out to have dinner at your restaurant. Warm regards, Suresh Malhotra
19 November 2016|
Response from Bette G | Reviewed this property |
The phone number is a Costa Rican number. Monique and Andre only cook in their home. It is not really appropriate for a four year old. It is seven delicious courses and therefor a lengthy affair of gourmet delights.
14 March 2016|
Response from Andre M | Property representative |
Hello, First, thank you for your interest in our restaurant Unfortunately, we offer 7 course gastronomic dinners for groups of a minimum 4 people upon reservation We would be more than happy to host you if it happens that... More
Carolyn M
6 March 2016|
Response from Andre M | Property representative |
Hello First, thank you for your interest in our in house restaurant We offer 7 course gastronomic dinners with wine pairing upon reservation for a group of 4 people minimum up to 12 people maximun at a fix price of 90 US$ a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$90 - US$125
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Malinche | Behind Hotel El Sitio, Liberia 16-5000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Liberia
  • Phone Number: +506 8811 4202
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The people come to experiment an exclusive culinary experience We offer 7 course gastronomic dinners with wine pairing for group of minimum 4 people (the group can be a larger number of people )and only upon reservation The experience lasts about three hours and starts at 7 . 00 PM We specialise in courses inspired by French cuisine that is not very often present in other restaurants The price per person includes the welcome drink, all the wines pairing the 7 plates and all the taxes as well
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