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El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5057
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (7 reviews)
“gnocchi” (5 reviews)
“sorbet” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great food, beatiful views...
"There is no need to go into town for a meal"
kstraveler81
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2. Costa Rican cuisine....
"Costa Rican cuisine, which was great, gave a real sense of place"
John E
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3. Not sure which was better -- t
"Not sure which was better -- the food or the service."
The B
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1 - 10 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are seasoned travelers and the meal we just had at El Jardin was simply amazing. We really have to recommend the sour hot chicken soup, the gnocchi and the guayaba sauce chicken as well as the impeccable service from our waiter...More

Thank ariaslaura15
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear ariaslaura15, Thank you so much for your recommendation, we hope you can visit us again soon. Here is a little gift for you: Pollo en Salsa recipe- Serves 4 Ingredients: 28 ounces of chicken breast 3 chipotle chili without the seeds ¼ cup of...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Excellent menu featuring local flavors in attractive combinations, coupled with a good wine list and very attentive wait staff. The restaurant came to us highly recommended, and we were nto disappointed with our dinner.More

Thank Ananta M
Enrique C, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Ananta M, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge, it's great to know how much you enjoyed the staff, the decor and the food! What makes the lodge special is that it’s quiet, laid back and tranquil with an open...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't have time to eat any other meals here, but if the quality of the breakfast was any indication, the rest of the meals are beyond delicious!! Some of the best gallo pinto we had in the entire country!!More

Thank BlueSkyWhit
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear BlueSkyWhit, Thank You!, we are delighted to hear that our gallo pinto was one of the best you had in the entire country!! For people considering us for a meal, our menu's are posted on the website for Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, home of...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is fantastic and we ate 3 meals here as we srayed at the hotel. The food was so delicious with a good variety of items and excellent staff. The Tuna Tartar and the Beef Kabob skewer on sugar cane were fantastic. Highly recommend!More

Thank Wendy H
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Wendy H, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food so much. Our Executive Chef, Federico Barrantes, has made a big effort to include local dishes or variations of these on our menu. For people that are curious about our menu's, they are...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

Excellent place start by having a lovely cocktail, then eat a scrumptious meal while looking out over the stunning gardens watch the hummingbirds feedingMore

Thank fattybumpkins
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear fattybumpkins. Thank you for your comments. You're right, if you want a chance to see the wildlilfe that lives in the gardens, it's a good idea to come during the day. Even better yet, come in the late afternoon for a walk in the...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We treated ourselves to a more upscale dinner here while visiting Monteverde, and we were impressed by the very attentive service in the quiet and peaceful space. My chicken dish was delightful. Wish we had stayed for an after-dinner cocktail by the fire.More

Thank kseym
Jenn D, Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear kseym, Thank you for sharing your review with TripAdvisor community. You must visit us one more time, our bar serves up creative cocktails. Like the Jigüiro, with fresh guava juice, rum, triple sec and squeezed lemon, perfect to enjoy by the fireplace. Buen Provecho!...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018

We ate all of our breakfasts and lunches here on our recent trip. The only reason we didn't have dinners here was because we were so tired after our long, wonderful days that we went to bed without it. Everything we ordered here was delicious...More

Thank loumintravels
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear loumintravels, Thank you for your review, it's a honored to hear that your experience at El Jardín was wonderful experience all the way around. Our Executive Chef, Federico Barrantes, has made a big effort to include local dishes or variations of these on our...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

The drink selection at the hotel here is good. They have many interesting cocktails, but the food falls pretty flat. But for Costa Rica perhaps an above average rating would have been better.More

Thank SunnytheTraveller
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear SunnytheTraveller, Thank you for sharing your feedback, your constructive criticism is welcomed as it help us to improve. We wish you had told us that you didn't enjoy the food while you were still in the restaurant, we would have gladly done everything possible...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Diverse menu with lots of veg and seafood options. I had the veggie wrap, which was light and flavorful. My partner had a salad with generous slabs of tasty sashimi-grade tuna. Service was prompt and friendly. Nice ambience and a beautiful garden view. Dinner menu...More

Thank Emily B
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Emily B, We really appreciate that you enjoyed our diverse menu with lots of vegetarian and seafood options Our Executive Chef, Federico Barrantes, has made a big effort to include local dishes or variations of these on our menu. For people that are curious...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

returned this year after good memories from last year; confused at first because where we ate outside last year has changed. There is now a covered (but open) deck with a valley view extrordinaire where we had good service in spite of distance from the...More

Thank fisher_eye_lens
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear fisher_eye_lens, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our new deck, it's a hot spot for bird watching and the view, as you mentioned, is extraordinaire! Hopefully you'll visit us a third time to collect more of those cloud forest memories accompanied by...More

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Questions & Answers
nati998
13 May 2015|
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Response from Camila R | Property representative |
Hi Nati998, It is very nice to hear that you will be staying at Monteverde Lodge. I hope you enjoy very much your time there. In regard to your question, normally you don't need a reservation for Dinner but it will depend... More
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BuddaChar
10 January 2015|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
Hi, it wouldn't be practical for you to have lunch at El Jardin during your day at Selvatura. It's about a 30 minute drive. You would make better use of your time at Selvatura by having lunch at the restaurant there and then... More
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Wonderstruck_14
17 December 2014|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
We do have vegetarian options and often get comments about how much our guests enjoy them. If you go to our website, you will see the different dishes that we offer and the prices. Costa Rica has so much to offer in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5057
  • E-mail
Description
The service style is personalized, informal, caring. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. The atmosphere is quiet,laid back and tranquil with an open fireplace. No background music. Reservations recommended.
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