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“Best Chilli Con Carne ever”
Review of The Open Kitchen

The Open Kitchen
Ranked #17 of 52 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Description: The Open Kitchen is located at the heart of Santa Elena / Monteverde and offers a variety of fresh / farm to table dishes such as: Couscous, Falafel, Sahwarma, Hamburger, Fish and Chips, Hummus, Kebab as long as many Vegi options. At the restaurant tickets are offered to different activities in the area (Zip lines, Coffee and Night Tour etc').
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Description: The Open Kitchen is located at the heart of Santa Elena / Monteverde and offers a variety of fresh / farm to table dishes such as: Couscous, Falafel, Sahwarma, Hamburger, Fish and Chips, Hummus, Kebab as long as many Vegi options. At the restaurant tickets are offered to different activities in the area (Zip lines, Coffee and Night Tour etc').
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The Open Kitchen restaurant is the best place to eat in Santa Elena. The restaurant has a modern and stylish look, and its located in the
main street of Santa Elena.

The menu is based upon sandwiches and different dishes from all over the world.

This is a great place to eat if you're looking for good food based upon fresh ingridients and lots of good flavours.

Thank Håkon Molland E
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were looking for some light fare after a night hike. Sought out Open Kitchen after talking with new friends we met on the trip. Open Kitchen like many of the people we met in Costa Rica offers an international menu!

There’s something for everyone. We had the special of Chile con Carne served with rice, guacamole, and house made corn tortilla.

But if you have nothing else, I strongly urge you to try the homemade “ Mint Lemonade”!

The service was friendly and prompt, the playlist was perfect, and the restaurant was modern and clean.

Enjoy!

Thank Clevelandrower
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Really really nice place in the center. Good food (we had humus and falafel for dinner), prepared fresh in the nice open kitchen. Also nice staff!! We loved it!

Thank Brecht W
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Looked good but had a long, long wait. The owner beckoned is in to this nice modern looking restaurant & encouraged us to order the daily specials (which we didn’t but perhaps we should as may be they would have been pre-prepared? It prides itself on ‘national street food’ from around the world as well as local dishes. Think the beer room was downstairs but we sat upstairs and waited, finally our order was taken and a hard working cook was doing all the prep & cooking. A young man was assisting doing front of house & constantly running down stairs to get top up provisions for the cook.
The two of them were rushed off their feet, - it was clear that the restaurant was understaffed.
My dish turned up almost an hour later and I had to chase the bread roll that was still partially frozen on arrival. Food was good though, perhaps it works better in the evenings? Marked down for slow speed of service.

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent late lunch here. Lot is selfmade and original, very tasty combinations. The pita sandwich was just perfect!

Thank Karin W
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