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“Bland food, great service”
Review of Campesino Bistro & Bar - CLOSED

Campesino Bistro & Bar
Cuisines: American, French, Costa Rican, Central American
Description: Campesino Bistro & Bar is offering a creative menu and exotic cocktails in a jungle atmosphere
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Description: Campesino Bistro & Bar is offering a creative menu and exotic cocktails in a jungle atmosphere
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Everything we had at this place was bland --from the "Three Amigos" appetizers (salsa, guac, and ceviche) to the fish tacos. Even my cocktail, which had ginger in it and so should've had some bite to it, was bland. The service was great though-both the hostess and waiter really nice. Campesino seems like it's a bit of scene--not in a bad way, just a good place to people watch--a slightly more polished crowd than some of the other restaurants we went to on this trip, at least on the night we were there. So go for the service and the people watching, but make sure to ask for extra salt & hot sauce if you decide to eat there.

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1  Thank AmoBK
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We never ate here when it was the old Casa Tucan, but our friends had heard good things about the new chef & menu. It seems to be quite a popular place now, especially the bar, which seems lively but not rowdy. Our dinner selections were great (if a little pricey), especially the mahi-mahi in yuca. The choices were somewhat limited since we don't eat meat & there weren't a ton of fish or veggie options on the night we went. But we would definitely go back. The staff was very friendly & gave great service despite the place being full.

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2  Thank annie791952
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

The food is created with love and passion. The specials which change every evening are written on lovely boards which i can highly recommend. It is always a pleasure trying the creative cocktails, additionaly the biodynamic wine is the best wine you can get in town.

1  Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

El Campesino is located one block away from the main square of Santa Elena, around the corner from the taxi stand. It is tiny and squeaky clean, with a friendly family atmosphere. The owner/hostess is gracious and speaks very good English. In addition to international standards such as hamburgers and spaghetti, they serve a good selection of local Costa Rican specialties. Try their arroz con camarones with an ice cold Imperiale Silver beer. Prices are extremely reasonable - travelers on a budget will appreciate the good value and smiling service.

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1  Thank VHoulding
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Love this place! What a great find. Ate here several times - breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Everything was delicious and they really have their act together. Highly recommended. Thank you Jeffrey for taking such great care of us.

1  Thank Jen E
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