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Bistro Bon Appetit

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
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Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Somerset, New Jersey
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service here were so awesome! They treated us like royalty - not like a group w/ 30 kids! This was the first place where we had dessert (ice cream!) too. On the first night, we had appetizers and pizza and they kept bringing the food until we were all stuffed! On the second night we were given... More 

Thank cpgz
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place,great food. Wide selection of food. All the staff very nice & professonal. Great place to stop in the Monteverde area. Desserts excellent !

Thank Jor552000
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I LOVE costa rican food, but sometimes you need pizza! We got takeout pizza from here one night, and it was very good. I'll admit I'm a bit of a pizza snob; this is good pizza but not great. Good ingredients and decent crust. One thing that pleasantly surprised me where the sauces that came on the side. The garlicy... More 

Thank Erin B
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

So we ate rice and beans for a week all across CR before hitting Monteverde. The town has some bad restaurants downtown so be prepared. We had already eaten at Savory Tico, when one of my family requested pizza. This Bistro is very close to downtown but hidden on a gravel road. The service was outstanding. One person had a... More 

Thank Geof G
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here after arriving famished from Arenal. The inside of the restaurant is lovely, although a bit loud if you're right near the music. The food is very good as is the service, but it's better for a casual meal than something fancy. There a number of pizzas from which you can chose (and other dishes, such as... More 

Thank Margot K
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Like many restaurants in CR, this one is on an unpaved road in the Monteverde area. It is nicely appointed with a gorgeous wood ceiling (common in CR), huge windows, and more. Our server was friendly and helpful. We stopped for a quick lunch. My daughter had arriz con camerones, possibly the best version of the entire trip. I had... More 

Thank Marianne S
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped here on our way out of town after reading reviews. We were their first and only guests while were were there. The service was great an the food was really good too. It probably would have been more romantic if it was dinner but honestly it was kind of perfect right on the outside of town. We ordered... More 

Thank Mellissia Y
Vacaville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My family and I just returned from Costa Rica and stayed a night in Monteverde. We ate at the Bon Appetit restaurant. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was great!! What more can I say? The prices were also very reasonable.

Thank jmikolajcik
Wasilla, Alaska
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This would be a great place to go whether you are in a small group or large. The staff is very attentive and the food is delicious. They have a great selection and its reasonably priced. I'd love to be able to go back one day.

Thank 742mesar
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had wonderful food and service here and so went back 3 times in the four days that we stayed in Santa Elena. Close to the Rustic Lodge Hotel.

Thank traveler833

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Italian, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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