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El Olivo Restaurant - CLOSED

Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5586
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
16 Oct 2015
“Inventive pizzas”
3 Jul 2015
“Overpriced for what you get ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Small (4-5 tables), but wonderful, local restaurant just outside of city. Well worth the short taxi ride. Waiter speaks perfect English and was very knowledgeable of the menu. The tortilla soup was very fresh. Family of three tried the filet with chocolate reduction, chicken with...More

Thank WeAreGroot
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We had a really lovely meal here. We were pretty early so the restaurant was quite empty so my husband & I felt slightly awkward but the waiter did his best to make us feel at ease & was very sweet & showed just the...More

Thank miricalliz
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We had our best dinner of costz rica here. They were very friendly. I had the pork ribs wich were very good.

Thank Brecht A
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

If your looking for a cheerful local atmosphere this is not the place but for a quiet and simple meal, there is no other place I would recommend. The service was wonderful and when we asked about an exotic sounding soup, mango and banana, the...More

Thank -_-Person37
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went to El Olivo for Thanksgiving. The food was good quality and the service was good. The menu has a good selection of options. The food was reasonably priced considering that this is a tourist location.

Thank trmack
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was the best meal I had in Costa Rica! It was also very reasonably priced. I had the chimicurri steak and it was wonderful. Make sure to visit if you are in monteverde!

Thank Calvin M
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This place was just okay. I ordered the chicken cordon bleu, and it was so dry and tough I could barely cut it. I went with two friends, though, and they liked the honey ribs and the coconut shrimp. Overall, I thought the prices were...More

Thank MGM1123
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Best cerviche in Costa Rica and three hours from the coast--also the best meal we ate in ten days. Recommended by Jose at Rustic Lodge this place was fantastic. Please send me your secret receipt for cerviche. Seriously fantastic food, awesome service by Dereck (Good...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 5 April 2014

The restaurant is quiet and intimate with great food and good wine. The service was excellent and the setting is rather romantic. It is wonderful for a couple, less so for young children. I would definitely return.

1  Thank KarenvMn
Reviewed 2 April 2014

What a wonderful, off the beaten path place to eat. The presentation of the food is elegant and the meal was fresh, tasty and unpretentious. A real family business - delightful!

1  Thank Alison A
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  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5586
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