We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

) #3 of 32 Restaurants in Santa Elena $$ - $$$ Latin, ,
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5057
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (6 reviews)
“gnocchi” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Write a Review
Reviews (232)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had three breakfasts and one dinner at El Jardin and enjoyed all of them. The fresh fruit at breakfast was particularly delicious. They had a nice selection of wines with dinner and a varied menu that ranged from pizza to more elaborate main courses.More

Thank Ashley H
Natalie E, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ashley H, Thank you for sharing your experience at El Jardin (The Garden) Restaurant at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. You mentioned how much you...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Restaurants that rely on hotel guests for their business are often mediocre, That is not the case with El Jardin. Our group of 4 ate here three nights in a row and very much enjoyed the experience. We did not feel that we missed anything...More

Thank sbehnen
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear sbehnen, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed El Jardin. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. The atmosphere in our lodge is quiet, laid back and tranquil with an...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here for dinner on our first night. We sat at the corner table which has beautiful views. The server was also our bartender earlier and he was a friendly man. The ambiance was perfect. My husband enjoyed his meal - ribeye steak. My meal...More

Thank Vanessa A
Natalie E, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Vanessa A, We are glad to know that the restaurant´s ambiance was perfect and that our staff could make a difference for you. Knowing this will be a great motivator for them. You are right. The gardens in the hotel grounds provide with beautiful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The El Jardin in the Monteverde Lodge and Gardens served us quite well during our 3-night stay at the hotel. Although it was not a great distance into town, the pouring rain and T-storms that were plaguing the area during the entirety of our stay...More

Thank divegirlelaine
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear divegirlelaine, WOW, thank you for your detailed review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals at El Jardin. For anybody that is curious about our menu's, they are posted on the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens website (also featured here on Trip...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I stayed 3 nights at the Monteverdi Lodge and we ate at El Jardin for 3 breakfasts and one dinner. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was great and the service quick. The restaurant is a big plus for...More

Thank Philip J B
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Philip J B, It's great to hear that you and your son enjoyed your stay at the lodge and the food. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy suite with balcony. Beautiful gardens and pool. Tasty food and wonderful service. A great place to stay and eat in Monte Verdeđź’šMore

Thank Jana L
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jana L, Time is the most precious thing any of us have. Vacation Time is especially precious and your honeymoon will be among your life's most cherished memories. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this special time in your lives. We...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Shared a pleasant meal and drink at this place. View from window table was nice, as were the starter drinks. We had the Sugar Cane Kebab, the Grilled Octopus with pumpkin and potatoes, the plantain crepes and the ice cream cake. I would say that...More

Thank Austin R
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Dear Austin R, We are delighted to hear that you would return to El Jardin. The dishes that your ordered are among our guests favorites, especially the Sugar Cane Kebab. For readers that are curious, you will find our menu's and prices posted on the...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

We stayed at Monte Verdi lodge so we had dinner here twice.My wife had sea bass first nite and I had sugar cane beef kabob.The sea bass was good but the kabob was great so much so that my wife had that the next nite...More

Thank 189tony
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear 189tony, Thanks for sharing how much you enjoyed the sugar cane kabob, it's one of the our guests favorite dishes, we can hardly keep enough sugar cane at the lodge! The tenderloin is also a favorite. You could have had our blackberry and coffee...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Located in the beautiful Monteverde Lodge, walking distance to the town of Santa Elena, is this little gem of a restaurant. For the price of far inferior restaurants, you can dine in a beautiful setting, with the light of a fireplace to warm your table....More

Thank JAGJOSH77
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear JAGJOSH77, You're right, the grilled octopus and mashed pumpkin is a favorite! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed it. For people that are curious about our menus, they are posted on the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens website. We offer dinner in our...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Good varied menu at this restaurant - more than the standard local food. Good ingredients, well cooked and served by attentive staff.More

Thank Maurice P
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Maurice P, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed our food. The way we describe it is this. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. Buen Provecho! Natalie Ewing Director...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Ristorante D Thomas
106 reviews
.29 km away
Orchid Coffee Shop
756 reviews
.42 km away
Beso Espresso
257 reviews
.43 km away
Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop
365 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monteverde Orchid Garden
425 reviews
.47 km away
Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)
620 reviews
.54 km away
The Bat Jungle
610 reviews
1.38 km away
Ecological Sanctuary
79 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
nati998
Hi! We will be staying at your hotel on the 25th. Do we need a dinner reservation? Thank you!
14 May 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Camila R | Property representative |
Hi Nati998, It is very nice to hear that you will be staying at Monteverde Lodge. I hope you enjoy very much your time there. In regard to your question, normally you don't need a reservation for Dinner but it will depend... More
0
Votes
BuddaChar
We plan to spend a day at Selvatura but do not have our own transportation. Is El Jardin accessible from within SElvatura? Should we have reservations for lunch?
11 January 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
Hi, it wouldn't be practical for you to have lunch at El Jardin during your day at Selvatura. It's about a 30 minute drive. You would make better use of your time at Selvatura by having lunch at the restaurant there and then... More
0
Votes
Wonderstruck_14
Do you have vegetarian options?
17 December 2014|
Answer
Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
We do have vegetarian options and often get comments about how much our guests enjoy them. If you go to our website, you will see the different dishes that we offer and the prices. Costa Rica has so much to offer in the... More
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens | 400 mtrs east uphill from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road., Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5057
  • E-mail
Description
The service style is personalized, informal, caring. Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. The atmosphere is quiet,laid back and tranquil with an open fireplace. No background music. Reservations recommended.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing