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$$ - $$$
Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | 25 meters west of Cerro Plano School, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 7017
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate dinner and the black bean soup was great as was the tangerine and palm hearts salad. My pork loin with figs was overcooked but OK with a bit of fig, my wife's tenderloin was a bit chewy but well presented. Highly recommend Sofia's colada and the frozen mojito

Thank JoeGoldston
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently completed a trip to Costa Rica with my 80 year old parents and our 11 year old twins. Dinner at d'Sophia was one of the highlights. They were very accommodating, and had an excellent selection of gluten free options for our son with celiac I would highly recommend dinner here.

Thank Wag_Colorado
Napa, California
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no general complaint about this restaurant. The service was fine, the food was fine, the ambiance was fine, though be it a little dark. All in all - it was fine.

Thank vlsb
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We ventured out of our hotel ( El Establo) in the pouring rain and fell into d'sofia by chance. What a lucky find, amazing food, wonderful flavours. Excellent attentive service and amazing cocktails. Reasonable prices for the calibre of food served, a must eat place if you are in St Elena.

Thank Kim M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant on our last night in Monte Verde and what a treasure it turned out to be. The restaurant is beautiful, rustic and charming. Service was absolutely spot on, they are obviously very proud of the restaurant. We had wonderful cocktails and milkshakes to start and every dish was exquisite. Prices were reasonable given the quality of... More 

Thank RSChandra
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fantastic place to dine ,very very reasonable price wise . Cocktails to die for and ice cold beer. As a group of 10 the food served ,we all agreed was one of the best meals we have had in all of Costa Rica it was to such a high standard. We would recommend dinning here without a shadow of a... More 

Thank oakley 56
Lisbon, Portugal
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Of all our gastronomic experiences in Costa Rica this was the one that surprised us both in quality and in service. Was the level of a restaurant in a capital. Also the price was a little higher. For a convivio dinner at the end of a day of much activity is a good option.

Thank Catarina R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant mainly because we liked the idea of Latin American fushion but also because the restaurant looked stylish. The food exceeded all expectations. The chocolate chimichanga was especially delicious. The service was fantastic too and the gentleman in charge was only to happy to explain what was in each dish and also make wine recommendations. We would... More 

Thank Alex1871
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The food here was more European in style and presentation. It seemed expensive compared to other restaurants but it did offer a different standard of cooking. Perfect for a romantic evening. The host was very gracious and we really enjoyed the food.

Thank Sheila C
Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We wandered into d'Sofia somewhat impulsively, and immediately were impressed by the design and menu.We had been wanting to try local beef, so we ordered their Beef Tenderloin withRoasted Red Pepper and Cashew Sauce. It was perfect, as were the asparagus and the mashed potatoes. We started with Enyucados (croquettes filled with smoked provolone) as an appetizer and they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turnoff to Jardin de Mariposas | 25 meters west of Cerro Plano School, 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 7017

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