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Restaurante El Sabor de la Montana

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Frente a Coopepoas, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
+506 2482 1367
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch here with fresh made food in open-air kitchen and open-air seating with all wood interior and furniture. just beautifully constructed. they also have local handy crafts for sale, excellent service too, highly recommend.

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San Pedro de Poas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average food with bad service: the waitresses seem to be disorganised, as they continuously repeat orders, asked us several times about what we ordered. I asked for a coffee that never came to me. The food terrible because the steak smelled like gas or bunker (maybe the fuel used to fire the wood). Definitely this place dissapointed me a lot.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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250 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The restaurant has nice wood details that brings a elegant touch for a restaurant in a mountain place -Poas Volcano is just 15 minutes away-. Very good service! The food is very good, very good steaks.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This meal was AMAZING. It was absolutely a perfect lunch after visiting the volcano. The service was fast and the food was so great. I cleaned my plate and the portions are large! I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area!!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My daughter had the coscado with fish... Traditional Costa Rican food. Mine was chicken with melted cheese on top with small white potatoes sauteed in butter. A salad with the house drawing which was a mango with a little spicy kick to it. Wow!!! And they had no problems with my service dog being with me at the table. Amazing... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Great stop for those visiting Poas. Fantastic lunch for our family. Three children (12, 9, and 7). Loved it. Authentic Costa Rican meal. Casados were fantastic. Steak was great. Chicken was great. Patacones are a great starter that is an authentic Costa Rican dish. Wait staff did not speak great English but menu is in both English and Spanish.

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West Point, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Our expert Costa Rican tour guide, Hernan Sandi Fernandez, took us to this pleasant and inviting restaurant on the way back from a visit to the Poas Volcano National Park because we didn't want to eat where tourists regularly eat. It's easy to get to and there's ample parking. The venue is attractive and immaculate. The wait staff and management... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Our local guide suggested this restaurant as he said it was his favorite - great food, great service, convenient. OK. We're in. We thought it was going to be a small roadside place but it's most definitely NOT. It's a medium-sized modern restaruant with good decord and a lot of windown looking across the road and into a valley. The... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Great, local grilled meat, rice and beans and fruit milkshakes. Casual prices and atmosphere. Everything was great, even the chicken fingers and fries for our 2-year-old.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

My friend and I had just hiked around the park at Volcan Poas and were driving down from the park looking for a place to eat. We stopped at one place and it was locked and not open. We kept going and found this place and were not disappointed! It was a great place with great food. I had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente a Coopepoas, Alajuela 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2482 1367
Description
Follow the footsteps of the road, indulge your palate with specialties in grilled meats and foods.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?