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Open now: 06:30 AM - 10:00 AM11:30 AM - 3:15 PM4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
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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
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+!
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
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!
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
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