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Review of El Jardin Tortuga

El Jardin Tortuga
Ranked #18 of 27 Restaurants in Ojochal
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: can't find actual address-often the case in Ojochal (south of Dominical)
Reviewed 15 October 2015

gone! the owner has left Cost Rica. the restaurant is now closed, and the building is for sale. there is some one renting the home and are taking the property.

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Reviewed 19 March 2015

This is a cool place! Wife and I and 3 boys. Whenever we travel we look for "off the beaten trail", funky smaller places to eat. We love the experience and atmosphere. This place was really fun and the place we talk about most after our trip! When we arrived the owner got us some drinks and asked us how many pizzas we wanted, then just started making them. Didn't have a choice as to what went on them, but that didn't matter....they tasted great. A few cats roaming around, surrounded by Jungle, cool wooden structure and furniture, and a super old wood fire oven outside in the middle of it all. Probably not the place for everyone but perfect for this midwestern family.

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Reviewed 6 March 2015

We called for reservations to make sure that Stefan was cooking. He had gazpacho and pizza the night we dined there. It is a unique setting with handmade tables and chairs near the river in Ojochal. Stefan is a character and shares his travel experience while joining you for dinner. He serves a limited choice of wine and beer which pair well with the pizza. After dinner, we were invited to see the area above the dining room. He has several paintings in various stages and more hand made furnitutre in that area. It is a fun place for great pizza and interesting conversation.

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Thank luvtotravel3344
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

This year we returned with our sons as they wanted to meet this character that we have for many years talked about. Stefan alone is worth the visit. The open aired restaurant has the ambiance ias if the place was carved out of the jungle. Now for the food. Limited, Pizza or Lasagna. No menus, simple. Simply great wood-fired Pizza and Lasagna. Down for 2 weeks. There three times. And I hope he's there next year when we return.

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Thank yakidelsur
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stefan is back in action! His pizza and lasagna are true works of art!
It is truly a magical experience in dining! He is an artist in every sense!
Add Stefan's wit and repartee and you have an unbeatable combination that you want to share with everyone!

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