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Chimera - CLOSED

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6081
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
3 Jul 2015
“Small plates”
25 Aug 2013
“Surprisingly great little restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Central American, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 4 July 2015

Big variety of haute cuisine small plates. Quite good. Not crowded. The waiter spoke no English, us no Spanish, and we had a delightful time. She worked very hard to please us.

Thank ejbc2015
Reviewed 26 August 2013

This restaurant was right across the street from the hotel we were staying in and we wanted to get away from the hotel food and try something different. The place is open air and nicely decorated and has a garden you can view on the...More

1  Thank streetsailor
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We ate here during our visit to Monte Verde, and it was one of the best meals we had during our trip to Costa Rica. It's just one woman cooking in the back, making everything from scratch. The white beans, the calamari, the plantain, and...More

Thank CanadianColdFront
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Chimera is a small restaurant (9 tables or so) with an interesting tapa menu. The food was great, but the cocktails were even better! The servers were a little inattentive, but the food was worth it!

1  Thank Jessie W
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My boyfriend and I just spent 5 days in Monteverde and ate here for lunch and dinner. It was conveniently across the road from our hotel. Simply wonderful, generous tapas. One of the best restaurants we ate at in Costa Rica. While accommodating to tourists,...More

Thank Angela1212
Reviewed 18 July 2013

My partner and I spent 10 days traveling around Costa Rica, and this place was hands-down the best restaurant we went to! The menu is comprised of so many tasty little tapas. I forget their actual names, but we ordered the chicken tortilla soup, white...More

Thank michaelz993
Reviewed 14 July 2013

The meal was very good. The service was excellent. There's much better food to be had in the area for less than half the price, though.

Thank Hon H
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Chimera was in walking distance if our hotel, so we ate here several times. We enjoyed each meal. Particularly liked the tortilla soup, heart of palm salad, and the sea bass. The ceviche was just okay. The coconut mojitos were very good. The service was...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Over priced and greasy. Check your bill and your change! Both were wrong in my case...might have been an honest mistake but two mistakes in the space of 10 minutes seems unusual. They also added 10% service as well as 23% tax which, upon reading...More

Thank fiestafiesta2
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We like Tapas a lot so the promise of ‘Italian’ Tapas in the rainforest was intriguing – we had to try it. Oh dear, our first meal in Costa Rica was a huge disappointment; food was dull and very expensive – over $60 for 5...More

Thank Hugh S
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 6081
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