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“Watching the sunset from your table with a caipirinha in hand just can't be beat.”

Bar Restaurante Moctezuma
Ranked #17 of 39 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
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Watching the sunset from your table with a caipirinha in hand just can't be beat.”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This place is hard to miss - make a right at the end of Montezuma's main strip, walk to the end of the pavement, and it will be waiting for you on the left. We sat at a table toward the back which had a gorgeous view of the shore and sea (which the restaurant is practically on top of). The caipirinha was made with care and utterly delicious on a warm dry season day. The mussels and ceviche we ordered as appetizers were fresh and tasty, as was our main fish entree which was served with spinach, rice, and additional fresh veggies. There is free wifi here as well.

  • Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food in Montezuma”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We enjoyed several great meals here - mega sandwiches,shared at lunchtime, and steak at night. Just the place to eat after a cheeky wee beerio in Chico's!

Visited April 2014
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London, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing View of Montezuma Bay!”
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.

  • Visited February 2014
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Meh. Local hangout for beers.”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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“Great view, bad food!”
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.

  • Visited February 2014
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