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Eat & Drink

Begin and end your day at El Jardin Restaurant, which is consistently acclaimed as one of the best dining establishments in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Our menu includes the freshest local produce simply prepared as if crafted by a Costa Rican grandmother. All meals at El Jardin are accompanied by fresh bread made at the restaurant and a wine featuring some of the best wines in South America. 

The casual indoor dining space at El Jardin features a lush, green garden wall and expansive windows offering plenty of natural light and a great view of the hotel’s main garden and the surrounding mountains. An a la carte breakfast is included in the room rate. Selections include fruits, toast with butter, homemade jam, juice, black coffee, milk, tea or an infusion as well as a main course. El Jardin also features a free, all-day, self-service, coffee station with freshly brewed coffee, milk, black tea, infusions and a sweet treat. 

Guests can also enjoy food and drinks by our serene, free-form pool or in the lodge’s roofed terrace overlooking the surrounding cloud forest. Additionally, we have a special table for romantic, private, candlelit dinners in the indoor butterfly garden.  

Before or after your meal, unwind with a cocktail at the bar. Our signature drink is the Jigüiro made with fresh guava juice, rum, triple sec and a squeeze of lemon. Be sure to join us for happy hour daily from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. to enjoy half-priced traditional cocktails and Costa Rican lagers.

El Jardin provides room service for guests who wish to enjoy a quiet meal in the comfort and privacy of their room.  

Our Restaurants

El Jardín Restaurant

El Jardin Restaurant serves an a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with options ranging from American and Costa Rican dishes to and European fusion specialties. The adjacent bar serves a wide variety of beers, South American wines and signature craft cocktails.  

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Picnic in the Gardens

Spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic feast in the private setting of our gardens.

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