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Regional Information on Montezuma

Montezuma, Costa Rica
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Veggin' in Montezuma'
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 04:13 AM PST
I'd like to add to Twyla's comments from April 2004. She's right, there is a vegetarian restaurant called the Bakery Cafe. If I remember correctly they only serve breakfast and lunch but not dinner. We ate most of our breakfasts there. Not only was the food terrific but first thing every morning a troop of white faced capuchin monkeys are up in the trees right over the cafe. They were so entertaining and since we were travelling with our 2 little daughters the Bakery Cafe was one of the highlights of our trip.
Again I agree with Twyla El Sano Banano is not 100% veggie they had a few veg selections but not even half the menu. The owners of El Sano Banano also run Ylang Ylang which is located on the beach. In fact, unless you are staying at the Ylang Ylang hotel you can only get to the restaurant by walking down the beach. Ylang Ylang is not 100% veg either but they had more veg selections than El Sano Banano. They were also more expensive. Worth the price for a gorgeous setting and excellent food.

Subject: 'Montezuma'
Posted by Guest on: Monday, May 16, 2005 at 04:32 AM PST
Lots of Veggie food along the coast.... and Sano Banano has added a great restaurant up the beach, not cheap, nor completely vegetarian, but wonderful food and a great view, not to mention nice folks.
Almost everywhere was very accommodating, although we were in pretty gringo-friendly spots. For other places, Gallo Pinto or a cheese empanada worked pretty well, or just raw fruit. There was one place in Monteverde with Carne de Soya, or soy meat, kind of a TVP stuff over rice.
In some places in Central America, the vegetarian thing is pretty puzzling, especially for folks for whom living without meat is a depredation, not a lifestyle choice. Lots of cold beans with a cheese slice.

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