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“Yummy”

The Green Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 100 Restaurants in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Healthy, Mongolian, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Own-Production. Fresh. Organic. Healthy. Local ingredients. Fusion & International Cuisines. The Green started in 2014 with a simple idea of offering excellent food with natural ingredients, together with a friendly environment where the "pura vida" that characterizes the Costa Rican and a service to remember highlights a restaurant where all people are treated with respect and friendly way the Ticos have. Our main motivation is the enjoyment of our guests, we are a restaurant that unites different elements and quality ingredients to create dishes that delight the palate. As far as possible we try to use ingredients grown in our garden or from local producers, thereby contributing to the economic growth of our people. Come and join us for great food and an atmosphere like no other.
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

We've come here two evenings so far from a hotel nearby with a very expensive restaurant and had the "creative menu" item. Loved it; lots of yummy food and not expensive. Food is fresh and nicely prepared. Atmosphere is casual and the people are very friendly and speak very good English

Thank Richard V
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Alonso J, Owner at The Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2014

Thank you very much for your kind words, glad you like or Mongolian style dish.
Don’t forget to visit us if you’re ever in town again.

Thanks,
Alonso

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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

At first, is not really at Cerro Plano, is a Monteverde.
We really enjoy eating in this restaurant. The service is really quick. They offer an excellent menu and also a creative menu with all fresh vegetables you want and delicious and original sauces, you just grab a bowl and fill it with all you like and then cook it with rice or pasta.
The waiters are really nice and they speak English perfectly. I REALLY LOVED THIS PLACE. Is your best option.

Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel. The food was excellent: the first time we at there, I had made my own bowl: you choose the fresh vegetables, meat, if desired, sauce with either rice or pasta. Then voila! A delicious meal appears minutes later. Good desserts too. The hosts/owners are very friendly and eager to serve. We liked it so much we came back another time. Highly recommend.

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Thank East_Coaster28970
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Alonso J, Owner at The Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2014

Thanks for choosing to dine with us, we are really happy that you left with a little piece of our gastronomy and service.
Next time you are around stop by and visit us.

Thanks,
Alonso

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

What a delight to walk into an inexpensive restaurant in Monteverde and see a menu comprised of fresh, healthy, and interesting food! I sipped a pineapple smoothie (for $3) that was fresh, delicious. It occurred to me that it was so good, it could, maybe should, become a staple of my diet. I followed that with a gorgeous tropical salad, with strawberries, pineapple, melon, mango, and nuts liberally laid over a bed of lettuce, and dressed with an astonishing honey-based dressing. And, oh, my, it was only $7. Divine!! Alphonso, the owner, was a pleasure to talk to, and shared generously of his time. The space itself is clean, large, and airy, and is highly recommended!

Thank Bosotros
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Alonso J, Owner at The Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

We are very happy that you enjoyed your meal with us, since you love the smoothie so much we will share a tip with you: frozen pineapple it’s the way to go, you have a tasty smoothie with just a little water added because it has no ice.
Thanks and best wishes,
Alonso

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

First of all, this wonderful gem of a restaurant is not in Cerro Plano but in the sweet hamlet of Monteverde. The menu is varied and based on fresh and flavorful ingredients. It was the only restaurant we visited in our 5-day stay that had gluten free notation on its menu. This signified that the chef understood GF, and we found that he could easily answer questions about what was in his dishes, what had gluten, etc., with certainty!
We had lunch there, and mine was from their "build your own bowl" menu. You fill a bowl with the veggies you want, they stir fry it, add one of 6 delicious sauces (e.g., tamarind-red wine, teriyaki, traditional tomato/cilantro, etc.) add it to rice, pasta (GF option here, too), or a wrap and voila, a yummy lunch or dinner. The dish was $7, plus $2-3 if you added a protein. The local fish I added was really tasty. The portion size was enough for two, though my husband had his own yummy salad. The Green Restaurant also has other very interesting-looking veggie, chicken, steak and fish options.
The atmosphere was incredibly friendly, with clean, new glass-top tables and leather placemats. The menu was designed by the owners and they're proud of it.
Alonso, one of the owners, was cheerful and interested in us. Originally from San Jose, he even passed along a couple of restaurant recommendations for us as we head back there soon for a day or two.
The Green Restaurant is a must-stop for anyone visiting Monteverde who appreciates the freshest ingredients, friendly service and fun rapport with the owners.

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Thank GCleaves
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Alonso J, Owner at The Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you very much for your kind reply, it was our pleasure to be able to share a little of our life, experiences and choices in restaurants, we hope you had a great time in Monteverde and also in Costa Rica, if you ever come back to Monteverde we will be very happy if you join us for lunch or dinner so you can see the new items we have added in the menu.
Thanks and best wishes,
Alonso

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