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Reduced Menu

Due to a Major Maintenance Project taking place during the months of September and October, we will be offering a reduced Breakfast and Dinner menu during these months. We will not be serving lunch. Since most guests find it more convenient to not return to the lodge for lunch after their morning activities, this will not be a major inconvenience.

Breakfast Menu, included in your room rate

Included with main dish Coffee or Tea, Orange Juice, Bread basket & Jam and fruit salad
Traditional rice and beans, eggs any style, tortillas and cheese with a side of sour cream and fried plantains
Eggs any style, home fried potatoes, bacon, toast with our house marmalade
Eggs Benedict with Bacon or Smocked Salmon
Poached eggs and sautéed spinach on an English muffin topped with Hollandaise sauce.
Omelet Any Style
Choise of cheese, ham, mushroom, tomatoes, red pepper, onion, spinach served with homemade potatoes
Light and Tropical
Plain yogurt with chilled mango purée, a side of granola and fresh seasonal fruit.
Two fluffy pancakes served with fresh fruit marmalade and maple syrup.
French Toast
Two slices of thick French Toast served with fresh fruit marmalade and maple syrup.
BLT Sandwich with your choice of:
Cheese, ham, avocado served with homemade potatoes.
Side orders at extra cost
Tropical fruit salad $ 7
Eggs Any Style $ 3
Granola with milk $ 4
Bacon $ 2.5
Grilled bread with jam $ 4
Additional Drinks
Glass of Milk $ 1.5
Small Juice $1.5
Large Juice $3
Espresso Lungo, Doppio or Cortado $ 3
Black Coffe and Milk Coffee (Tico or American) $ 3
Flavored Latte
Vanilla, irish cream, amareto or hazel nut
$ 6
Capuccino American or European $ 4

Rates for meals do not include 13% sales tax and 10% service

Dinner Starters

Tropical Salad with citrus dressing $ 6
Duo of Vietnamese Spring Rolls
minced pork, shrimp & Asian vegetables
$ 10
Local Mozzarella & Tomato Salad
with basil oil and balsamic reduction
$ 8
Tuna Tartare
with avocado, mango and toasted sesame seeds
$ 9
Monteverde Cream
spiced zucchini and carrot cream with herbs
$ 6

From the Garden

Roasted Stuffed Vegetables $ 13
Baked potato with mushrooms
fresh baked potato with a mushroom herbs stew
$ 13
Corn beignet pan
cooked corn bun with a zucchini and garlic sause served with spinach and mushroom
$ 12

From the Ocean

Grilled Salmon
in a virgin sauce with sweet chives potatoes purée
$ 18
Sautéed Sea Bass
caramelized with soy sauce, rice and parsley
$ 18
Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Loin
with Asian vegetables and sushi rice
$ 18

From the Land

Grilled Rib-Eye Steak $ 18
Beef Tenderloin $ 23
BBQ MOL Black & Green pepper corn
Chimichurri Truffle / trufa Bordelaise / Red Wine
Chicken Chipotle
boneless chicken breast served in a chipotle and guayaba sauce
$ 16


Sautéed garlic & parsley mushrooms $ 5
Roasted stuffed vegetable $ 5
Sautéed creamy spinach $ 4
French Fries $ 4
White rice with vegetables $ 4


Gnoccis with tomato and basil,
Traditional gnoccis served with a fresh tomatoe and basil sauce
$ 16
Four cheese Ravioli
Spinach Raviolis served with a four cheese sauce
$ 16

Local Flavors

Pork tenderloin
Grilled pork tenderloin with caramelized onion sauce
$ 18
Beef tenderloin
Grilled tenderloin with a coffee blackberry sauce
$ 20


Banana Crèpes
Flambéed in rhum
$ 8
Orange & passion fruit baked tart
with green cilantro sugar
$ 8
Warm Apple Tart
Served with yogurt ice cream
$ 8
Trio of Sorbet
With mango, pineapple and lemon
$ 8

Rates for meals do not include 13% sales tax and 10% service

When available, El Jardin Restaurant uses locally-grown herbs and vegetables Restaurante

Please alert your server if we should be aware of any food allergies or restrictions

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Bar & Restaurant Staff

Milagros Vallejo Ruiz
Head Cook

Born in Leon, Nicaragua, Milagros came to Costa Rica with her sister, Nubia, when she was 17 years old. They crossed the Costa Rica – Nicaragua border illegally at night, in dense forest, they were assaulted by three men who stole their money and their belongings. They were left with what they were wearing and 5000 colons.

They walked from the border to Las Juntas and then from Las Juntas to San Rafael. The town of San Rafael is 40 minutes from Monteverde. Here they found work picking coffee.

Her sister Nubia decided to go back to Nicaragua, but Milagros stayed in Monteverde. When she first came to Monteverde Lodge 4 years ago she worked as an assistant in the kitchen. When the position of Head Cook became available, she asked what it would take to get the position and made a pledge to learn everything she needed to learn to do the job. She didn't let us down, she has turned out dish after fabulous dish and she makes up for her extremely shy nature in her interaction in general by being creative, curious and bold with her food.

Her message to people considering a visit to Monteverde Lodge & Gardens: "The staff at Monteverde Lodge is friendly and looking forward to your visit, in addition to that, this is a place where you will relax and enjoy nature, Monteverde a place you should not miss."

Oscar Perez Arguedas
Bar & Restaurant

Oscar was born and raised in the town of La Florida, 30 minutes from Monteverde. His parents have a cattle farm there.

After graduating from High School, Oscar worked in bars and restaurants in the Monteverde region. He has worked at Monteverde lodge since early 2010 and says that what he likes about working here is that he has time to get to know the guests.

"At Monteverde Lodge I am able to learn a little bit about our guests lives and share something about my own. It makes what I do a lot more interesting." I like that guest know me by name and are not shy about letting me know how they like their drinks or ask me for a special dish.

His message to people considering a visit to Monteverde Lodge & Gardens "Visit Monteverde to relax and experience Mother Nature"

Jeffrey Jimenez Alfaro
Bar & Restaurant

Jeffrey has worked at Monnteverde Lodge & Gardens for a year. He has worked in the region in the Food & Beverage industry since 2000 and he had always dreamed of working at Monteverde Lodge. "It's such a classy place," he says.

"I like what I do because it gives me the opportunity to have conversations with all different kinds of people. Without being too forward, I always try to get guests to open up and interact with me and my co-workers."

He has fond memories of a birthday celebration barbecue in the Gardens where he and his guests were visited by a Coatimundi that the staff has named Poncho. He says that he will never forget that celebration because when Poncho came ambling up, he decided to introduce him to the guests as one of the Staff. Our guest promptly incorporated the Coati in the conversation. Poncho sat in the amphitheater for the entire celebration and truly seemed to enjoy the festivities.

His message to people considering a visit to Monteverde Lodge & Gardens: "Monteverde is a place to open up to nature, slow down, relax and enjoy the forest and the tranquility of the region."

Alex Mariano Suarez Rojas
Bar & Restaurant

Alex has worked for Monteverde Lodge & Gardens for since April of 2010. When we called him to offer him an interview he was unsure if he should accept or not. He had been working at a different restaurant and art gallery for 5 years and highly valued his stability. Although he was afraid to change jobs, he talked with several employees of the lodge, they all told him what a great place it is to work. He says he made the right decision.

Before working in the Food & Beverage industry, Alex played Division 1 soccer with the city of Puntarenas, his position, Center Forward. Today, he still plays soccer with a Monteverde team.

One of the things that stand out for Alex about his work at Monteverde Lodge is the bonds that are quickly formed with guests. He remembers an elderly couple that was here for 3 nights. The day before leaving they looked for him and gave him a real bear hug saying that they didn't want to leave Monteverde Lodge and wished they had planned to stay here for their entire time in Costa Rica.

"It still surprises me how we can be moved to tears by people that we've just met. I like it that this happens, it's meaningful to our guests and to me".

His message to people considering a visit to Monteverde Lodge & Gardens: "When you are a guest at Monteverde Lodge, we won't treat you like a formal customer, we'll treat you like family and you will see that we thrive on making our mission, Legendary Service…Unforgettable Memories, come true."

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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Lodge: 011 (+506) 2645-5057
Office: 011 (+506) 2521-6099

400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road.
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