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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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“caviar” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
“seven courses” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
16 Malinche | Behind Hotel El Sitio, Liberia 16-5000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It is not only the delicious food and ambience, but the whole evening with Monique and Andre is a dining experience. They meet you with a unique cocktail and a chance to have a short chat before they are off to cook and serve. Each...More

Thank Bette G
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is not dinner. It is an experience. Andre and Monique are the most amazing chefs, and amazing hosts. I count them among my friends. Trust me, this is not just a restaurant - it will make your holiday. We don't visit Liberia without a...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss the opportunity to eat delicious dinner, great experience an unforgettable atmosphere!!! Five course dinner with two of best hosts Andre y Monique If you visited Guanacaste make a reservation

Thank Brecris
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Monique and Andre have been serving the most wonderful food, artistically presented for years, and nothing even comes close. Seven courses of perfection and graciousness that you won't find often. Our diverse group enjoyed the meal immensely and are still talking about it a day...More

Thank Rob_in_Costa_Rica
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We were met with glasses of champagne to celebrate an anniversary for two of our friends, along with a culinary experience we will never forget by two of the most delightful restauranteurs you will ever meet. Everything was delicious, memorable, served with excellent pairings of...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We have traveled throughout the world and dined at some exceptional restaurant. However, nothing compares to what Monique and Andre offer. This is not a restaurant as this is beyond such an experience. We are so fortunate that Monique and Andre allowed us the opportunity...More

Thank _gggdickson77
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is no ordinary restaurant, so definitely one we will always remember. Monique and Andre put their hearts and souls into the meal preparation and the experience throughout the evening. Each of the 7 courses were carefully thought out, and appeared as pieces of artwork...More

Thank 878julie2016
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Monique and Andre go to great lengths to make their meals special. No meal is ever a repeat. They seem to plan each course with great precision to ensure that each one flows easily and deliciously into the next. Each course is served with its...More

Thank Playa_Ocotal_Jewel
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure to dine with some dear friends and they took us to most exquisite dining experience. We were first met by our hosts at the front gate where we were escorted around the side to the pool area and served a glass...More

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Took business associates to La Mesa. The food was excelent as always, and Andre and Monique made us feel at home in thier home. This is easly the best food in Costa Rica. I highly recommend it.

Thank Bradford S
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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
5 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

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Average prices
US$ 100 - US$ 150
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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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