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Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill

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Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 506, Costa Rica
+506 8312 2619
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! Their homemade organic bio salads are incredible !!!! With so much flavor and honest ingredients. This is the place to be. Their fish is supposed to be the best too. But haven't tried yet. Highly recommended and kind service too. Reasonable prices.

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Thank SaintMont
Breda, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really cute nice restaurant, with good fish and salads. We paid not much for what you get! it was great!! a real recommendation when you are in Puerto Viejo

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at monli yesterday and the tuna crevice was so good that we had to go back today and buy a portion for lunch. Price good and service was great.

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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place trying to find fresh tasty seafood that wouldn't hurt my pockets. I had raya in a coconut sauce recommended by my amazing server Daniel and it was delish! I had a kiwi/coconut sort of mousse for dessert and it was also super light and tasty. I will definitely be visiting Monli again when I go back... More 

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Lyon, France
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

If you have the luck to try this restaurant, just do it ! The Monli's chef mixed a french culture with the Carraïban food and it makes feel you in a special place. The restaurant catch the fish himself to serve an extremely fresh fish. Honnest price for a hight quality !

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Thank Loïc M
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

One of the best places in town. The best and freshest seafood you will find . We love to be there. Cu next time

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Thank Maico H
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I realize this sounds harsh; however, my daughter and I have had some incredible dining experiences whilst here in Costa Rica. Unfortunately this was our last meal and it truly was the worst. We waited over one hour for our food. The fish that we ordered was drowned in sauces that took away any flavour of the fish. The calamari,... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The food in Puerto Viejo is good, some of the best fish I've ever had. Monli's was by far the superior though as far as flavor, freshness, presentation, and server attention. They specialize in seafood and pasta. There are vegetarian options here as well. Bon Appetit!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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630 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you´re visiting Puerto Viejo Beach in Costa Rica, you have to stop by this restaurant. The menú is interesting and different from usual. I ordered a fish of the day, a snapper fish and the flavors were extremely delicious, perfectly cooked, with a side of french fries and a salad with an exquisit dressing. I also had a maracuyá... More 

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Thank EMILE D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had a wonderful lunch here with my boyfriend one afternoon. We had just arrived in Puerto Viejo and were very hungry. We were looking for something different than the same ole thing in Costa, and boy did we find it! The fish was caught that day. The oysters were out of this world. I think their ceviche is some... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8312 2619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?