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Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 506, Costa Rica
+506 8312 2619
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place at the beach,daily specials, fresh fish, if you want a delicious dinner, this I were you go

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Thank loungemasterG
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fresh tuna was absolutely delicious, fresh and perfectly cooked. I went with 6 friends and they all agreed it was the best food of our trip (1 month from Mexico to Costa Rica). It was so good I even went back for a second time. It is a little more expensive than your average food but for only $22... More 

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Thank Pop91x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious, fresh seafood! We watched as some of the fisherman came over from their small row boats parked at the beach right in front of the restaurant carrying that day's catch

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1 Thank Ana C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not much too say about it! Just perfect fresh delicious seafood served from a friendly waiter. I really can recommend this place!

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Thank Martin G
Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went to have dinner for our last night in Puerto Viejo, I asked for the Curry and seafood dish. I have tasted many curry dishes with seafood before so I though it was a safe choice but I was completely disappointing, I was expecting a great variety of seafood considering the fact that we are at the beach, but... More 

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Thank Pau P
Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Delicious food. Very tasty curry and seafood. Our server was very helpful, patient, and friendly, and the chef even came out to ask about our meal. The restaurant filled up quickly with locals and tourists and everyone seemed to enjoy their food. They provide a list of the fresh fish of the day and you may choose to have your... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

we ended up going all out at Monli because it was our anniversary dinner. We ordered the seafood platter and the Lion Fish. So glad we tried the lion fish as it is a rare treat that they just happened to have the evening we dined. The seafood platter had everything! Lobster, clams, shrimp, crab, squid, octopus, mussels, and an... More 

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Thank Jay9m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We kept coming back to this great place, the fresh fish was good everytime - especially the red snapper. One day for lunch the guy told us, that the fish was caught 2 hours ago - so delicious!

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Thank Stina B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I doubt there is a better place to eat fish in Porto Viejo. I come from a Mediterranean Island with one of the best and strongest seafood culinary traditions, and this, this was just about the same level. I got a Parillada Mixta and each component of it was just perfect, both individually and in combination with the others. You... More 

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Americus, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was phenomenal. The whole fish was prepared perfectly and was the clear winner at our table. The couple next to us ordered the seafood mix for two and I thought it looked incredible as well. The portions are very generous and most dishes can be shared.

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Thank Jennifer J

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Primera Linea Del Mar Frente a Lazy Mon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8312 2619

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