Restaurant El Jardín De Atenas

Restaurant El Jardín De Atenas

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Hours
Sun
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tue
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wed
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Is this a Latin restaurant?
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Grill, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
5.0
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ladyfshklr
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Diego and Liz are awesome. English spoken here, for expats and visiting guests 🥰 The food is really gourmet quality and reasonably priced. We have never had less than a five-star experience at El Jardin!! View is outstanding. Serving sizes are large, so come hungry or prepared to agree on one of their yummy entrees to split. You will be as amazed as we are every time. Well behaved dogs are welcome. 🐾
Written February 4, 2023
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Jeremy R
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Some friends recommended we try out El Jardin, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a romantic setting at night with a beautiful view of the lights below. I’m sure during the daylight it is also beautiful with a Mountain View. My husband had the Tete burger (beef burger), and I had the Torte de Camerones (shrimp burger). We each received steak fries with the meal, and we also ordered onion rings. It was all delicious. We didn’t leave a crumb. The service from Huber was excellent. Each night there is a 2 for 1 cocktail made right at your table. The passion fruit mojito was wonderful. We did not need reservations for dinner. Huber told us that breakfast is served on Sundays only and reservations are needed for that. We were there in the off season, and he said the upcoming Sunday was already fully booked. Hopefully we have the chance to visit again.
Written October 7, 2022
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas1348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
This small open-air restaurant offers world class food and service. And offers lovely views as well. Good wine options (by the glass or bottle) plus a "rolling beverage cart" where Heber makes a wide variety of cocktails (2 for 1). Chef Diego came out to talk with us about the menu, the day's specials, and more. And he is happy to customize. He was recommending the "surf & turf" of seared tuna and filet. We don't eat beef, so he suggested the tuna with grilled jumbo prawns. Exquisite!! All was done to perfection. The presentation is gorgeous. The fresh veggies and salad that accompanied it were divine. Also had the "house classic" -- coconut shrimp with fried plantain wedges and fresh salad. Delicious. The coconut on the shrimp was more of a fine flour than shredded, which made the dozen shrimp impossible to resist. The sauces for dipping the shrimp were all yum. We were absolutely thrilled with our meal, the service, and the ambiance. We will be back. This place is a great find.
Written August 21, 2022
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James T
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
We have been eating here regularly for over a year. We travel and eat out frequently but this hidden gem is our favorite. The chef, Diego, never disappoints. Today we went for breakfast. I ask you where else in Costa Rica can you get a chicken fried steak, smothered hash browns, eggs your way, homemade buttermilk biscuits and cream gravy perfectly prepared? Short answer, no where but here. It was all just like you would expect in Texas. For lunch there are a variety of delights including the salad with seared tuna steak and grilled watermelon with an amazing light dressing. My favorite dinner item is a whole sea bass that Chef Diego de-bones from the top and then stuffs with an assortment of shrimp, muscles, clams, calamari and herbs that have been perfectly grilled. The fish is then plated upright as of swimming across the plate through a cream and Drambuie sauce. There are amazing desserts from banana and pineapple flame to cream brulee. There is also, by reservation only, the most amazing Prime Rib complete with horseradish that you will ever eat. The quality of meat is unparalleled in Costa Rica and the crust is perfectly indescribable. Even in the US you will never find a better one. This is a true culinary find in an unexpected location. Prepare to be impressed.
Written August 7, 2022
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Ladyfshklr
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Diego (your chef) and Lis (your hostess/server) are awesome. English spoken here, for expats and visiting guests 🥰 The food is really gourmet quality and reasonably priced. We have never had less than a five-star experience at El Jardin!! You will be as amazed as we are every time.
Written August 7, 2022
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Eni G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
My husband and I decided to visit this hidden gem in our last night in Costa Rica. & let me tell you it was the BEST decision we made. The food was immaculate!! We were first greeted by our waiter Hubert- who was AMAZING!!! While we were seated he brought the bar to us, yup! You heard that right, he pushed a bar cart to our table and offered all the drink specials. He made the drinks rights in front of us with natural fruit juices. My husband wanted a pińa colada, which was not on the menu. When asked if they could make it Hubert said we can make anything. My husband said it was one of the best he has ever had As for the food, it was the BEST we had our whole 7 days there. I had the special ribs and shrimp and oh my!! It was delicious. My husband had the grilled snapper which was not on the menu but chef Diego said he could make it for him. Presentation was A-1 and the service was amazing. Both the chef and the waiter continued to check in us to make sure were happy and liked everything. We will definitely visit this hidden gem on our next visit to Costa Rica. Best service and food on our stay in CR. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Written August 20, 2022
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Maria B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 family
We had a delightful late Sunday lunch at this unexpected restaurant outside of Atenas. We will certainly be back to enjoy more items from their menu Liz was a delightful hostess and guided us through the choices.. As part time residents of Atenas this restaurant is now very high on our list as a go-to for special occasions or just when we want to enjoy good food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere ... We are already looking forward to our next visit
Written September 4, 2022
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MountainJumper
Ashland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
There is no other restaurant that compares to El Jardin. In Costa Rica. The setting is paradise and the dining experience matches. We ordered the grilled watermelon and tuna and the Caeser shrimp salads for lunch accompanied by an Argentinian Sauvignon Blanc. So enjoyable! We also dropped in one afternoon for excellent craft beers from Atenas. Another enjoyable experience!
Written January 15, 2023
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Judd P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
I had the pleasure of having lunch at El Jardin recently. I had heard about the restaurant from several of my guests that stay at our house in Atenas. Diego and his family were wonderful hosts and the food was very good. The quality and presentation of food was exceptional and service was friendly and helpful. I had the ribeye steak cooked perfectly and tender with wonderful potato’s and salad. This little gem of a restaurant, located outside of Atenas on the road towards Palmares, has a lovely view of the hillside. We wish them much success and we highly recommend this lovely establishment.
Written August 10, 2022
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mmr777
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
Had dinner with friends at El Jardín on Wednesday. Owner/chef, Diego, and his staff were incredibly attentive to all of our needs. The restaurant is a hidden gem that offers great food, service and amazing mountain side views of the city.
Written July 1, 2022
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Wade G
Memphis12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We loved the lobster bisque and the tropical ceviche was excellent. Both or our mains were a hit too. I got the Dorado with garlic lemon and white wine “salsa” and my wife it the fish and shrimp in drambuie sauce. All of the seafood was cooked to perfection, something surprisingly uncommon in CR where they tend to overcook seafood. It’s a nice setting, with a view of the hills. We’ve been in CR over a year and many very go meals, but this was the best. We’ll be back when we’re in the area.
Written August 7, 2023
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Pangaean
San Francisco129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
It’s hard to say what was best: the food, the view or the service. All of it was fantastic. Roberto took great care of us, from cocktails through the dessert course (which we didn’t have because we were full from the delicious ceviche and then our main courses: salmon and the ribeye). So glad we found this gem!
Written December 12, 2023
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Monica M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
El Jardín is a special place for us to take friends for a meal. It's close to our neighborhood, yet easily accessible to anyone. The food was fantastic at every visit. Diego, the owner/chef made sure we had everything we needed. We will continue to go every chance we get. You won't regret a visit to El Jardín.
Written April 28, 2023
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Lisa R
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
We love the view and cannot decide which of the food options are the best. is it the HUGE BURGERS? Maybe. Or the fantastic gallo pinto and eggs (not greasy eggs! done exactly right!)? Maybe. Or the fluffy salad? All good!! The setting is lovely and the host is gracious. I highly recommend that you make this your escape at least every couple weeks.... good food, company and setting.
Written July 18, 2022
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Ivan C
Dallas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
We selected the right place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The dinner special was splendidly delicious! Chef Diego made it happen. The restaurant staff was friendly and so attentive. We love the ambiance.
Written August 11, 2022
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