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El Sapo Restaurant & Bar

250m north of the BCR in Cerro Plano Senda Monteverde Hotel, 60109 Costa Rica+506 4001 6349WebsiteMenu
Open now06:30 AM - 10:00 AM11:30 AM - 3:15 PM4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
At El Sapo Restaurant & Bar, we're all about high quality, hyper-local and honest cuisine, creatively prepared and served in a stylish setting. Our modern Costa Rican dishes mix organic ingredients with innovative flavors, infusing a memorable sense of place into every bite. Open for (reservation required): Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:00 am Lunch 11:30 am - 3:15 pm Happy Hour 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Healthy, Central American, Costa Rican, Grill, Contemporary, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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All reviews gnocchi pepper steak churros trout cream soup fresh mahi mahi ribs pancakes potatoes pork fries salad rice catch of the day super nice staff fish of the day tico breakfast
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Adán and crew had amazing service throughout our cocktail making class and our dinner. Great food. Greater service. Quality experience. I’ll be back next time I’m in Monteverde!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2022

This is the kind of food that makes you forget all your problems. I had high expectations after reading other reviews, and those were exceeded. Attentive and friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere, delicious cocktails, and flavorful fresh food that was locally sourced. A+!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed yesterday

We showed up for a cocktail class and dinner and were blown away. Adan and Mateo were so incredibly nice and helpful, full of interesting information and recommendations that really made the night shine. I loved how sustainably focused they are, so with all locally...sourced and natural ingredients, as well as just gems to be around!! 10/10 would recommend, nothing not to love! Monteverde Martini knocks an espresso martini out of the water! Muchas Gracias Adan and Mateo!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious cocktails and food. Excellent service. (Thanks, Esteban! You're the best!) We came here randomly without a reservation and they happily accommodated us on the balcony with our own fire pit.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had dinner and breakfast here and the service was exceptional! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food and drinks were delicious. Recommend hands down!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gabriel provided the best service. The food and views were amazing. Don’t miss this restaurant when you’re in Monteverde.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends and I came here for a nice dinner and the food was delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive. My friends got the pepper steak and I got the gnocchi and trout dish. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I ate here 3/4 nights and every morning in Monteverde and absolutely loved it each time! The setting, with beautiful views of the surrounding nature (and sunset!) is beautiful at each meal. The service is honestly some of the best I’ve had....Each server was so wonderful. They remembered our names, asked us about our trip and travels, and made us feel really welcome. Our favorites from the menu were the botanical cocktail, the ceviche and the Senda ribs, but the pastas we tried were also so fresh and clearly made with care. Also must say their cheesecake is delicious! This little restaurant perched in such a perfect place with such kind people is a place I’ll remember fondly for a long time to come. Recommend to all those coming to Monteverde. Pura Vida :)More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our best dinner in Monteverde! Had the gnocchi, rib ravioli, and beef carpaccio all 10/10! Our server Gabriel made our experience really nice and personal too!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited El Sapo on the final evening of our holiday and we were not disappointed. The service was super friendly and attentive. Gabriel in particular was very helpful and recommended some excellent dishes. The homemade gnocchi was one of the best...things I’ve eaten! Everything tasted fresh and full of flavour. Couldn’t recommend this little gem more highly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Yes, El Sapo Restaurant & Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Sapo Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5