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“Best bartender and drinks in town with great food too”

Madre Tierra Puerto Viejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Italian, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Amazing Jamaican/Caribbean food and even better drinks! The bartender always makes every drink from scratch and they never disappoint. Always a must stop on every trip to Puerto Viejo!

Thank Matt M
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Ate here upstairs being entertained by the cocktail waiter , good fun . Food was prepared downstairs fresh by three ladies working excessively hard in a small hot kitchen . Food was local fare , well cooked ,and good value. As the food is freshly prepared , service was a bit slow , (45 minutes starters to main course ) but that is forgivable . Would recommend .

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Thank suffolksimon
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

What a great meal in a really nice setting.This is a small and cozy restaurant that reminds of the Puerto Viejo of 15/20 years ago.I had a veggie curry that was delicious and full of local veggies.The best I've ever had.My partner had the chicken Tacos ,all is fresh ,tasty and well worth it..The price is right and the food is Epic..Another refreshing find in a sea of mediocre and pricy restaurant

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Thank guillaumesf
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went to Madre Tierra twice with my partner in January 2017. First time we had a drink only. The atmosphere was great, drinks were really good and reasonably priced within Puerto Viejo standards, very friendly staff... so we decided to go there to have lunch a few days later. The menu looked really good and the place is owned by a local and an italian, so the combination seemed quite interesting to us.
I had gnocchi with pesto and coconut milk and my partner had parmigiana. Both of them were acceptable, but disappointing if you consider that each plate was for 15US $. Gnocchi was average -definitely not home made, I could not taste the coconut at all and the pesto sauce was poor. Not made with extra virgin olive oil, not made with fresh basil and clearly with no pine nuts or parmesan so in my opinion it should not be called pesto just because its a green sauce. Besides the quantity was small. The aubergine in the parmigiana was undercooked and the cheese that they use is simply not good enough for what they are charging. Sorry but I cannot recommend the food in Madre Tierra. I really recommend to got there for juices, cocktails which are freshly made and allows you to enjoy of a really nice place, specially upstairs.

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Thank Tomas C
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have been in Puerto Viejo and by accident I saw the restaurant. It looks very nice from the outside and even better from the inside - specially on the top of the restaurant. the food was absolutely delicious and the cocktails as well. the service was really good too, friendly and very nice. The prices are very acceptable specially for the food you get. I can only recommend this to everyone! Looking forward to be there soon again.

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Thank chiwal9
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