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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, Fusion
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 July 2021

The whole of our family loved the place, including the vibe, the food decoration and the taste. As we arrived early, we had the best spot too, on first floor right in a corner looking at the ocean. The owners were great and their demeanour...and friendliness even more raised already high level of the restaurant. If you visit Puerto Viejo, don't miss this place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Love the atmosphere of this place. Came here with a large group and Andres made sure to make our time memorable. All of his drinks are delicious and made with love! And the breadfruit gnocchi was delicious!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

Love this place! Lovely open air seating upstairs. Drinks were great! The food was delicious. We got a combination of Caribbean chicken, nachos and fish. They were all great! They are so nice! Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 18 November 2020

The second floor bar tender really is making the best mojito in Costa Rica. I tried them in Jaco and Punta Uva and San Jose and Playa Negra, and this one here is the best. But don't take my word for it, I'm just some...guy on the internet. Go try one for yourself.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2020

By far the best restaurant we got to experience in Puerto Viejo! We had to go back again during our ten day stay! It's run by this sweetest family who are so accommodating and their food is just excellent! As I said, we had to...go back again - and wasn't disappointed! When in Puerto Viejo - make sure you visit this lovely restaurant! (And try their drinks too, very refreshing and tasty!)More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2020

Conflicting ratings said this was either "Italian, Mediterranean" or "Vegetarian". It is Italian/Caribbean with many vegetarian options. Excellent food, great location.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Really nice restaurant. The gnocchi were amazing. You have to try! Very good vegan options. Also delicious snickers cake.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

This is a nice place with friendly service and a cool vibe and they deserve full marks for having a lot of vegan options. The green vegan curry was a let down however, a lot of rather odd and unsuitable vegetables that did really suit...a curry. On the plus side the vegan cheesecake was delicious and I could easily have eaten another one.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020

What a gem! Delicious foods, prepared with love. Laid back vibe and friendly service. Plentiful vegan options which were incredible- the bruschetta is a must! By far the best meals we’ve had in CR!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2019 via mobile

Great food, decent price. Service was awesome, the bartender even ran to the local liquor store and grabbed the gluten free gin one of our party requested that they didn't have on hand.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Madre Tierra is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5