We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

d'Sofia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | 25 meters west of Cerro Plano School, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 7017
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 181: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured out of our hotel ( El Establo) in the pouring rain and fell into d'sofia by chance. What a lucky find, amazing food, wonderful flavours. Excellent attentive service and amazing cocktails. Reasonable prices for the calibre of food served, a must eat place if you are in St Elena.

Helpful?
Thank Kim M
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant on our last night in Monte Verde and what a treasure it turned out to be. The restaurant is beautiful, rustic and charming. Service was absolutely spot on, they are obviously very proud of the restaurant. We had wonderful cocktails and milkshakes to start and every dish was exquisite. Prices were reasonable given the quality of... More 

Helpful?
Thank RSChandra
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
297 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fantastic place to dine ,very very reasonable price wise . Cocktails to die for and ice cold beer. As a group of 10 the food served ,we all agreed was one of the best meals we have had in all of Costa Rica it was to such a high standard. We would recommend dinning here without a shadow of a... More 

Helpful?
Thank oakley 56
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Of all our gastronomic experiences in Costa Rica this was the one that surprised us both in quality and in service. Was the level of a restaurant in a capital. Also the price was a little higher. For a convivio dinner at the end of a day of much activity is a good option.

Helpful?
Thank Catarina R
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant mainly because we liked the idea of Latin American fushion but also because the restaurant looked stylish. The food exceeded all expectations. The chocolate chimichanga was especially delicious. The service was fantastic too and the gentleman in charge was only to happy to explain what was in each dish and also make wine recommendations. We would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex1871
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food here was more European in style and presentation. It seemed expensive compared to other restaurants but it did offer a different standard of cooking. Perfect for a romantic evening. The host was very gracious and we really enjoyed the food.

Helpful?
Thank Sheila C
Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We wandered into d'Sofia somewhat impulsively, and immediately were impressed by the design and menu.We had been wanting to try local beef, so we ordered their Beef Tenderloin withRoasted Red Pepper and Cashew Sauce. It was perfect, as were the asparagus and the mashed potatoes. We started with Enyucados (croquettes filled with smoked provolone) as an appetizer and they were... More 

Helpful?
Thank BRCNice
Long Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went for dinner around 6:00/6:30 pm and we were the only ones there at first! We had great service and great food. The decor was really nice, the best soups we ever had! Entrees were also very good.

Helpful?
Thank Debbie T
Wallkill, New York
Level Contributor
239 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Compared to every other restaurant I've eaten in this week - expensive. Compared to every other restaurant I've eaten in this week -WORTH EVERY PENNY! I had the Sweet Potato With Plantain Soup - TO DIE FOR. I asked for the recipe. The Shrimp and Sea Bass Chimichanga, also excellent but I could have had a couple quarts of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mitchell K
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This restaurant is well worth a visit or two or even three! We were in Monteverde for two nights and ate here both times. After our first meal was so enjoyable we just had to come back to try the rest of the menu and when we did they gave us a discount for returning! The staff was so friendly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Margaret M

Travellers who viewed d'Sofia also viewed

Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
 
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
 
Santa Elena, Monteverde
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to d'Sofia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | 25 meters west of Cerro Plano School, 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 7017

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of d'Sofia and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from d'Sofia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?