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El Olivo Restaurant - CLOSED

Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5586
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
16 Oct 2015
“Inventive pizzas”
3 Jul 2015
“Overpriced for what you get ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We went to this restaurant after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and can safely say I wish we hadn't! The food was awful, the wine tasted like it came out of a carton and the service poor. Don't do it - go to any of the...More

Thank KeelBillToucan
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We had the tortilla soup and delicious sea bass ceviche, honey cinnamon pork ribs, steak with chocolate reduction, and house wine at 4 dollars per glass. What a find! Worth a trip if you are in the center of town. Definitely a good choice if...More

Thank ScottNewportCoast_CA
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was a quaint little restaurant right in town. The food was good, but seemed a little pricey. The hostess was very nice and accommodating.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Louis, the owner of " Historica Lodge" recommended El Olivo as a restaurant with very good food for a good price. We decided to check the recommendation of Louis and we have been to the best place to eat so far in Costa Rica. Compliments...More

Thank CoenandElla
Reviewed 28 July 2013

So glad to have stumbled upon this small family run restaurant just off the main road. The food was prepared perfectly, the salad a beautiful mix of fresh local greens and veggies. Very generous portions, I wish I could've eaten it all. The lovely family...More

Thank DeKut
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Met a family while in the cloud forest tour and they advised us to eat here. Above and beyond expectations. Had the pumpkin cream soup, honey braised pork ribs, chocolate cake, and their house wine. The price is definitely right. And the service is outstanding....More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I had the pleasure of eating at this restaurant twice. It was delicious and well-priced. The service was excellent and prompt. The location was close to our hotel (El Establo). I definitely recommend it. We had tortilla soup, salad, garlic fish, honey braised pork ribs...More

Thank chipsahoycookies
Reviewed 15 April 2013

If you are looking for a white tablecloth and someplace to wear a collared-shirt, try El Olivo. The food was great.

Thank Roslyn D
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We had 10 people attend for dinner and really had a fantastic meal. The food was very well prepared and it is one of the rare places I have seen in Costa Rica that knows how to prepare a steak. I am already trying to...More

Thank 100milecoles
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The food here was unbelievably tasty, reasonably priced, and a refreshing change of pace from rice and beans. The family that runs the restaurant is very very sweet, and if you're in Monteverde, this place is a must visit.

Thank sammieski
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  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5586
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