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El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2521 6099 ext. 29
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Since the reviews we saw that we must try this one... Glad we did!!! The food is very nice and fresh, high quality ingredients, outstanding property and warm attention made this place worth to come back!!! The fish tacos, the costarican sandwich and the salads...More

Thank esteban c
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Esteban c, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge, it's great to know how much you enjoyed the staff, the decor and the food! Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed El Jardin. Our food is what a Costa...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Excellent menu featuring local flavors in attractive combinations, coupled with a good wine list and very attentive wait staff. The restaurant came to us highly recommended, and we were nto disappointed with our dinner.More

Thank Ananta M
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Ananta M, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge, it's great to know how much you enjoyed the staff, the decor and the food! What makes the lodge special is that it’s quiet, laid back and tranquil with an open...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Out of all the restaurants we ate at during our trip to Costa Rica, this was our favorite. Lucky for us it was also attached to our hotel. Service was outstanding and food was delicious! We especially liked all the fresh, homemade bread used for...More

Thank Travelmolz
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Travelmolz, WOW, we are honored to know that we were your favorite restaurant during your trip to Costa Rica. Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed El Jardin. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stayed in the lodge, as most guest do. Breakfast and dinner at our fingertips. Everything was excellent, then the rainbow. Seems the rainbow happens often, its just another rainbow to staff. Believe me, its a stunning moment and is dessert for the eyes.More

Thank Innspyred2
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Innspyred2, Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. Our Executive Chef, Federico Barrantes, has made a big effort to include local dishes or variations of these on our menu. For people...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food we had was wonderful. The service we had was wonderful. They never made us feel bad for asking for more orange juice or extra bread and butter. They were friendly and accomodating and that makes the food that much more wonderful. Thank you...More

Thank shmonsta
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Shmonsta, We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed our food and the service our staff provided you. They all work very hard to provide Legendary Service, and for them to know they were able to make a difference in your experience will...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Upon arriving, Jeffery took excellent care of us! I had the Costarican Casado and my husband had the Costarican sandwich....both were excellent! Followed up with a couple of Imperials!!!!More

Thank claire s
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Claire S, We are glad that you enjoyed our Costa Rican style food and it was a privilege to share a little piece of our culture thru our food. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

The staff really make this restaurant a stand out! Food was exceptional as well!we stayed at the lodge during our visit and the breakfast was delicious!More

Thank Amanda M
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Amanda M, WOW! Thank you for sharing your experience at El Jardin Restaurant at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. All our staff, works very hard to provide Legendary Service to all our guests. It will be a great motivator for them to know they made...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had three breakfasts and one dinner at El Jardin and enjoyed all of them. The fresh fruit at breakfast was particularly delicious. They had a nice selection of wines with dinner and a varied menu that ranged from pizza to more elaborate main courses.More

Thank Ashley H
Natalie E, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Ashley H, Thank you for sharing your experience at El Jardin (The Garden) Restaurant at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. You mentioned how much you...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Ate here for dinner on our first night. We sat at the corner table which has beautiful views. The server was also our bartender earlier and he was a friendly man. The ambiance was perfect. My husband enjoyed his meal - ribeye steak. My meal...More

Thank Vanessa A
Natalie E, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Vanessa A, We are glad to know that the restaurant´s ambiance was perfect and that our staff could make a difference for you. Knowing this will be a great motivator for them. You are right. The gardens in the hotel grounds provide with beautiful...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

The El Jardin in the Monteverde Lodge and Gardens served us quite well during our 3-night stay at the hotel. Although it was not a great distance into town, the pouring rain and T-storms that were plaguing the area during the entirety of our stay...More

Thank divegirlelaine
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear divegirlelaine, WOW, thank you for your detailed review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals at El Jardin. For anybody that is curious about our menu's, they are posted on the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens website (also featured here on Trip...More

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nati998
14 May 2015|
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Response from Camila R | Property representative |
Hi Nati998, It is very nice to hear that you will be staying at Monteverde Lodge. I hope you enjoy very much your time there. In regard to your question, normally you don't need a reservation for Dinner but it will depend... More
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BuddaChar
11 January 2015|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
Hi, it wouldn't be practical for you to have lunch at El Jardin during your day at Selvatura. It's about a 30 minute drive. You would make better use of your time at Selvatura by having lunch at the restaurant there and then... More
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Wonderstruck_14
17 December 2014|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
We do have vegetarian options and often get comments about how much our guests enjoy them. If you go to our website, you will see the different dishes that we offer and the prices. Costa Rica has so much to offer in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2521 6099 ext. 29
Description
The service style is personalized, informal, caring. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. The atmosphere is quiet,laid back and tranquil with an open fireplace. No background music. Reservations recommended.
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