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Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050 , Costa Rica
+506 4030 4506
12:00 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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93 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now here's a dining experience you really must try. Found ourselves late one night on a cobbled, dimly- lit street in central Alajuela (what a gorgeous town !). A few steps from our hotel, (the Panacone), was this place, Monteleone. Charming, warm, and historic; as if frozen in the 18th century.... and I'm referring to our camarero , Ronald. Best... More 

Thank Chris M
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had so many beer and craft beer choices . The waiter Ronald was great. The food was very good and good sized portions. I thought the prices were high but I am seeing high food prices every where we go here

Thank Donna D
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A place located in the Alajuela town center, good beer choices, the main dishes are not expensive but very small, and you will find better options in Alajuela.

Thank Luis A
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a first class service pay a visit to Monteleon and its lovely owner, Renauld. Ask him to show you some of his cool old money collection and costa Rican objects he keeps in his restaurant while you enjoy a nice drink and chat with him. Pura Vida Renaud! Hope to see you real soon again!

Thank samy1578
Barrie, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went in with a friend on the last day of our 2 week trip to Costa, exhausted and just wanting a good meal. Ronald served us and was so attentive and caring, telling us all about the specials and making sure we enjoyed everything from our beer down to the last bite of our meals. The environment was great -... More 

Thank AmberLee7
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We had craft beers the tenderloin steak and seabass plate. Not many places serve the craft beer. Desert was like a keylime cheese cake with chocolate sauce. We have spent a week in CR trying as much good food as possible but this balance of classy and quaint topped the others. I've included pictures. Enjoy.

Thank James G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We walked by this cozy little place on the way to dinner from Hotel Pacande (it is right at the end of the block) and decided to come for drinks afterwards. I can't speak for the food, but the Mojito and Guaipirinha were well made with fresh limes and were pretty strong. We also tried a couple local craft beers... More 

Thank Victoria S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice place serving the ever increasing array of Costa Rican artisan beers, good food & a very nice chatty host, tucked away on a corner a block north of central park. Good food & service & great place to chill in the heat of Alajuela. Quite a unique & more like a European or US establishment. To be recommended

Thank worldtraveller10538
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Mixed drinks were very good and price was fair.Service was very good, friendly and very helpful. We both enjoyed our meals.Plan on returning there on next visit

Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We walked in just because it was close to our hotel. We were surprised. Ronald/ owner was very attentive. I would say high class servise. Recommend us food. Although we didn't go with what he recommended food was really good. My burrito in top 3 I ever had. Instead of dessert iwent with cocktail (after asking what is in and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 12
Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2 | Del parque Central de Alajuela, 200 metros al Norte., Diagonal Ambrosia, frente a Zapateria Best Brands., Alajuela 5018-4050, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 4030 4506

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