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“He's open for business!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Jardin Tortuga

El Jardin Tortuga
Ranked #17 of 25 Restaurants in Ojochal
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Description: can't find actual address-often the case in Ojochal (south of Dominical)
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“He's open for business!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stefan is back in action! His pizza and lasagna are true works of art!
It is truly a magical experience in dining! He is an artist in every sense!
Add Stefan's wit and repartee and you have an unbeatable combination that you want to share with everyone!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Jungle Treehouse Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

This is one of the most incredible restaurants I have visited, anywhere in the world. Stefan makes a truly great pizza (I live in NYC) and his gazpacho is one of the best I have ever tasted, but what makes this place so great is the building itself and the location.
Stefan has build (work in progress) most the place himself, including the brick oven, you truly feel you are on the set of "Swiss Family Robinson".
I was lucky enough to be there during a torrential rain storm that last two hours.
It's a little off the beaten path but if you are heading south past Uvite, it is well worth the detour.
Not sure when I will be back in that part of the world, but if I am, this is where I;m headed.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johnstown, Canada
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Great Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

We were told that Stefan served the best pizza in town and they were right. The pizza is awesome and cooked in his outdoor wood burning pizza oven.

Be prepared for a little eccentricity, dog and cats wandering about, and Stefan showing you his pickled snake head but if you appreciate an experience along with good food you should not miss visiting the Jardin Tortuga.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Canada
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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“to the artist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Let me say this the food here is alway great. If you like pizza or lasagna this is a good spot. Stefan is a character that I enjoy on every visit. This place is bohemian, artsy, and a one off. I think we spend more time talking and exploring his creations as we do loving the food.

Visited January 2012
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Thank yakidelsur
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