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Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Central American
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Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
+506 4030 4506
15:45 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 15:45 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked by this cozy little place on the way to dinner from Hotel Pacande (it is right at the end of the block) and decided to come for drinks afterwards. I can't speak for the food, but the Mojito and Guaipirinha were well made with fresh limes and were pretty strong. We also tried a couple local craft beers... More 

Thank Victoria S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place serving the ever increasing array of Costa Rican artisan beers, good food & a very nice chatty host, tucked away on a corner a block north of central park. Good food & service & great place to chill in the heat of Alajuela. Quite a unique & more like a European or US establishment. To be recommended

Thank worldtraveller10538
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed drinks were very good and price was fair.Service was very good, friendly and very helpful. We both enjoyed our meals.Plan on returning there on next visit

Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We walked in just because it was close to our hotel. We were surprised. Ronald/ owner was very attentive. I would say high class servise. Recommend us food. Although we didn't go with what he recommended food was really good. My burrito in top 3 I ever had. Instead of dessert iwent with cocktail (after asking what is in and... More 

Thank snegi2014
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed two nights in Alajuela and ate twice at the Monteleone, not only because the food was good but also because the service was extremely helpful and friendly - all in all absolutely recommendable.

Thank Angela H
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The dinner service was in what looked like a dive bar with the lights on. I was blown away by everything but the appearance!! I was met at the door by a very sweet older man who ascorted me to my table. I asked for a booth and the only one he had was a table for 5. The restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went because it was open past 9pm which is rare in Alajuela. Area was sketchy, waiter kept leaving the restaurant to stand on the corner and chat with various youth standing around outside. There appeared to be some sort of hustling going on involving the waiter. Another young man came to the doorway and handed him a cellular phone... More 

Thank Beverley W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had some chicken with mushroom sauce, it was really nice and for a fair price. The waiter really knows how to make you feel attended without overwhelming you. The place is really cool in the inside. Classy music which I loved. Definitely coming back!

Thank Daniel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for one or two beer and we're welcomed by Roberto, an awesome waiter that spoke to us In really good English, explained us their offers, helped me to choose beer as I was looking for Red Ale. Cozy place to go for drinks and maybe also for food (we didn't try)!

Thank Matthias W
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

For some reason, I had trouble finding dinner in Alajuela. The market was closed and I was wandering the streets looking for a place that had casados. I came across this place, with it's helpful host who informed me that in addition to the menu, they serve casados for 3000 colones, including a drink. I had the steak and onion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Steakhouse, Central American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
15:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 4030 4506

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