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Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar

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300 m NW of the gas station, 17-5655, Costa Rica
06:00 - 22:00
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in Monteverde and whenever I want to treat myself to something nice (which everyone needs to do), I splurge and go here to watch the sunset drink the deliscious cocktails and eat some good food. I love the burata cheese appetizar!

Thank MuniMunster
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had looked forward to eating here both from the reviews here and, more prosaically, as our rental property was on the same road so we could easily walk up. The wood-panelled room was comfortable in an old-fashioned way and the service attentive with an efficient young maitre d. The menu was interesting with lots of ingredient details and as previously... More 

Thank Adam B
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Monteverde quite often because of our job and this is one of our favorite restaurants. It's hard to choose something from the menu because you want to try it all ! I specially love the octopus and the quinoa veggie curry. The desserts are to die for and I'm not a cocktail person but they take them to... More 

Thank Violetagrancelli
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for drinks and dinner. The view from the patio was beautiful and the service was adequate. They seemed uninterested in us as dinner guests when we tried to make a reservation but were attentive when we had our table. The food was good, the ribs were over cooked but the salted pork was excellent. The restaurant cost is... More 

Thank icledger
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Although we did not make a reservation (recommended), the restaurant accommodated us at the bar. Highlights of the meal included the refreshing drink, flavorful appetizer and amazing pork loin and veggies. In addition to a delicious meal, the bartender was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable of the work that the restaurant was doing in being increasingly more farm to table and... More 

1 Thank Christopher W
HBmedia, Manager at Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar, responded to this review

Christopher, thank you for the glowing review, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to host you again, and pura vida! More 

Murrieta, California
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by another tourist I met on our shuttle. I'm so happy we went there for dinner. Everything we ordered was very tasty. I ordered the grilled octopus which was very tasty and soft. The steaks are delicious too. Pretty much everything was good!!! Attentive service and nice ambience.

Thank Judy H
HBmedia, Manager at Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback Judy. So glad you enjoyed your steak and octopus, and we hope to serve you again in the future! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

An excellent, slightly up market restaurant with the added bonus of having a craft brewery attached. Food and service were very good and the beer sampling menu excellent (if you like craft beer ). Even if you're not into craft beer, this restaurant is well worth a visit. Book though, it can get by.

Thank drummondone
HBmedia, Manager at Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your thoughts on Celajes and our craft brewery. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and beers, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. The food was great but I didn't think the portions were generous for the price. We had drinks before dinner and we were served complimentary appetizers.

Thank Brent C
HBmedia, Manager at Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar, responded to this review

Hey Brent, thank you for joining us for our special Valentine's Day menu. Since we did a four course meal, the portions were smaller, and we're sorry if it didn't fill you up. Next time, let us know so we can make sure that's not the case, and thank you for dining with us on your special night. Pura vida! More 

Wantage, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here twice. On both occasions the food was excellent, a cut above the other hotels we had stayed in. Bar service on the first night was awful - we were ignored for 15 minutes while the barmaid served other people and talked on the phone but improved on the second night. Some interesting beers brewed on the premises... More 

Thank Andrew K
HBmedia, Manager at Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar, responded to this review

Hey Andrew, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide your feedback. We have a dedication to the highest quality that Costa Rica has to offer, which is certainly not the cheapest option for our ingredients, staff or processes. However, we feel this dedication to quality will delight our guests, and I'm glad that this was... More 

Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Exquisite atmosphere with live music, excellent service and gourmet local food. Try the bar menu or the dinner menu, you won't be disappointed. Get reservations and don't miss the sunset -it's the restaurant's namesake, after all.

Thank PrimalAdventurer
HBmedia, Manager at Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our menu selections and our namesake sunset. We hope to serve you again next time you're in Monteverde! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 m NW of the gas station, 17-5655, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 26455201
Our lively Restaurante Celajes features splendid balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers inventive, farm to table, world-class dishes, created by our chef and served artfully by our warm and friendly staff. We use only the best local ingredients, many of which are grown on the hotel property in our greenhouse and herb gardens or on the Belmar family organic farm. The style of our epicurian offerings range from creative interpretations of typical, traditional Costa Rican dishes to original recipes reflecting the natural environment of the Monteverde area. Additionally the Celajes bar and lounge features artisanal craft garden to glass cocktails created from local, organic and seasonal ingredients.

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