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“Amazing View of Montezuma Bay!”

Bar Restaurante Moctezuma
Ranked #18 of 40 Restaurants in Montezuma
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Description: on map of central Montezuma: http://www.nicoyapeninsula.com/montezuma/montezuma.phpon fodor's: http://www.fodors.com/world/mexico-and-central-america/costa-rica/central-pacific-coast/review-201382.htmlrestaurant downstairs part of Hotel Moctezuma: http://www.hotelmoctezuma.com/a better picture of the front: http://travelphotos.beachcomberpete.com/Central-America/Costa-Rica/Montezuma-Costa-Rica/11452231_JPDdWw/805360318_3x6nc#!i=805360318&k=3x6nc
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We did not eat here because I read the reviews in advance, but we did stop in for drinks several times during our stay in Montezuma. The view is spectacular and the location next to the bay is awesome. We enjoyed ourselves at the bar each time we stopped in. Just DO NOT swim in the bay. I found this article while researching Montezuma. And sure enough we did not see any locals swimming in the bay. Only fair skinned tourists.

Article: Montezuma’s small bay can be polluted. Some of the houses and businesses in town dump their sewage right into the small stream that runs into the bay. During rainy season, septic tanks overflow or stop working well when the ground is saturated, adding to the mess. You’ll see people swimming and even fishing here, but I really don’t recommend it. This is Montezuma’s dirty little secret… the prettiest beach in the center of town can be dangerous, and you will rarely, if ever, see any foreigner who lives in Montezuma swimming there, because we all know what’s up. Why is this happening? Don’t ask… we’ve been asking for years, but unfortunately the government hasn’t done anything about it. If you want to swim or fish, go to the beach on the other side of town, or walk down to playa las manchas, 20 minutes to the south.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This place doesn't try to pretend to be anything more than it is; a basic watering hole that's comfortable for locals & tourists a like. Some dancing later in the night on the back porch and back yard. At least the beers are served cold.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

This was our only bad dining experience during our trip. The cerviche was really bad and the casado was very plain. There are many great places in Montezuma, try somewhere else.

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Thank Laura T
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch twice while visiting Montezuma both times we really enjoyed our food and loved that it's located right on the beach. I would recommend the chicken or vegetable curry, not very spicy but still flavorful. But the smoked salmon and the clams were the highlight, both were so fresh and flavorful. The salmon was on their homemade bread with cream cheese. And the clams were in a nice light garlic sauce, which I soaked up with the bread, delicious!!

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We enjoyed many breakfast/lunch just across the beach from our house. Nice local food and good drinks!

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Thank ChelaT1
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