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Travellers' Choice2023
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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
PRICE RANGE
₹1,672 - ₹3,344
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Healthy, Central American, Costa Rican, Grill, Contemporary, Gastropub
FEATURES
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dinner at El Sapo in Monteverde” Apr 14, 2024 We are a family of 6 vacationing in Monte Verde. We chose El Sapo’s for dinner because of great reviews. We had a Great experience. Our server, Gabriel and entire staff including Hector our Chef extraordinaire,...provided us with personalized service with amazing food , drinks and a relaxing evening . We had our 5 year old granddaughter with us who adored Gabriel. He provided s’more’s by the fireplace indoors for her to make sure her evening was special which in turn made our evening very special. Food was outstanding with fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. We were pampered from the moment we exited our car in the parking lot. Staff greeted us and guided us indoors to our table. We were introduced to the entire evening staff as we were seated. Gabriel made us feel like royalty. Hector , our chef , came to our table and chatted with us. He introduced himself to our granddaughter and made her an honorary chef complete with a chefs hat. This will be an evening she will never forget, nor will we. Our evening was simply fabulous. Did I mention the food is fabulous!! I highly recommend you experience this restaurant. Thank you Gabriel, Chef Hector and everyone. The McCarthy, Poremski and Thimesch families.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is well worth the reviews - the food, ambience and service is first rate. Absolutely delicious pasta dishes and great cocktails. We ended up being served by the brother in law of the receptionist at our B&B which added a nice personal connection,...so friendly and helpful. This was one of our top 5 meals in our tripMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good and refined restaurant! The chef Hector is really great! He prepares some Italian dishes with great passion and (as we are Italian) we can testify that they are really good! The service was great and the waiter (unfortunately I don’t remember the name)was...very kind. Very recommended!!!🔝🔝🔝More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant with enthusiastic and friendly staff under the leadership of Dorian. Ate breakfast, lunch and dinner during or three nights at the Senda hotel. Great specials in the evenings. And good mix and variety of foods for all three meals, supported by great coffee...and a good bar.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great experience. Dorian provided us with personalized service with amazing food by the fireplace. Food was outstanding with fresh ingredients cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super food and service. Nice wine list chosen with care.. would recommend.., Nice vibe and efficient. Really felt the staff cared!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dorian and Gabriel were so kind and attentive! We had a fantastic sunset dinner and drinks! Everything was delicious too!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly great spot! Tons of gluten free options and the service was amazing. Christopher the waiter five star service. Great value and definitely recommend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for my son’s tenth birthday. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive. To celebrate my son’s birthday they arranged a surprise of roasting marshmallows and even gave a surprise cake. Would highly highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Sapo restaurant is in the Senda resort. This is the best restaurant in Monteverde. The food is creative, delicious, plentiful, sustainably prepared. Ingredients are extremely fresh. Staff (Dorian, Gabo, Christopher, Adonai, Alex) are all incredibly warm, kind and professional. We traveled in San Jose...and La Fortuna and ate at a lot of restaurants, but El Sapo was the best. On par with California and New York restaurants quality. We are foodies, and El Sapo is definitely a gem in Monteverde/costa rica.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a delicious meal that serves both authentic Costa Rica food and good old American burgers look no further than El Sapo. This restaurant was one of the highlights of my trips would 10 out of 10 recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing service and attention to detail at this restaurant. They are attentive to dietary restrictions and allergies. The food here is top notch and we had gourmet experiences for breakfast and dinner here. Dorian, Gabriel, Adony and Karin were all extremely friendly, and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our first dinner in our honeymoon. Our experience was indescribable. The staff seated us quickly and was very accommodating. The wine selection and the entree choices were impeccable. My meat eater husband thoroughly enjoyed the veggie burger. We will have to...make this our yearly stop on anniversary’s!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dorian provided fantastic customer service. Food amazing. Veggie burger was on point and the chorro was out of this world.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and romantic atmosphere of El Sapo makes it a top place to dine in Monteverde! And we were lucky to have the handsome and very professional Dorian as our waiter!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Yes you should. The night we went they were totally booked with reservations but they were able to accommodate us for an early dinner.
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El Sapo Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5