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“Best meal in Monteverde”

Restaurante Celajes at Hotel Belmar
Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: International
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Our lively Restaurante Celajes features splendid balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers inventive, farm to table, world-class dishes, created by our chef and served artfully by our warm and friendly staff. We use only the best local ingredients, many of which are grown on the hotel property in our greenhouse and herb gardens or on the Belmar family organic farm. The style of our epicurian offerings range from creative interpretations of typical, traditional Costa Rican dishes to original recipes reflecting the natural environment of the Monteverde area. Additionally the Celajes bar and lounge features artisanal craft garden to glass cocktails created from local, organic and seasonal ingredients.
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Had an a amazing meal here, after watching the sunset on the terrace with one of the signature cocktails.

Great views, perfectly cooked steak, varied menu & excellent service.

Thank lozliz7
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We ate at Restaurante Celajes as we were staying at the hotel and didn’t have transportation.
The food is nice but the portion size is too big for me. I also prefer not have sauces on everything so I asked for the sauce on the side when possible. I only ever managed one course.
Lovely team who work there and in the bar.

1  Thank AJMglobaltraveller
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We did 3 evenings here during our stay at Belmar. The place is very cozy. Great breakfast. Homemade beers super. Most meals very good and definitely creative.

To make 5 stars though in my book it most always with all offerings has to be super, i.e. meal is hot (not just warm), taste is fabulous (not bland), moist and tender meat (not parts of it dry). Wasnt consistent enough with all offerings. And offerings were very meat oriented and not ideal for fish lovers.

But would we go back again tomorrow night ? No question.

This has got to be #1 in Monteverde. Not the fast food place foir backpackers. Suggest trip advisor find a new classification scheme.

1  Thank MikionVacation
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch in the pleasant surroundings of the terrasse of Hotel Belmar, with a friendly Service, as always when we come here.
We were also very happy to see Diego, member of hotel staff again! We met him at Belmar 5 years ago and he welcomed us again warmly and - as a surplus - showed our family the impressive kitchen garden, gave us some interesting information and let the boys get some fresh carrots. Thank you and hope to be back soon!

1  Thank si117
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

If you have made the trek up the horrendous road to Monteverde and only have a few days to enjoy the mountain towns, Restaurante Celajes is must. Compared to some of the other restaurants it can be pricey but you get what you pay for here. The food is wonderfully prepared and sourced locally. The beef tartare is delicious and the New York Steak was perfectly cooked. The cocktail list is great too. If you need to be a good spouse or get yourself out of the doghouse this restaurant is a good start!

1  Thank pdogwilly
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