Restaurante Don Luis

Restaurante Don Luis

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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About
Restaurante familiar, comida internacional, Grill y Pizza Coctelería Vinos Café Procuramos el mejor servicio
PRICE RANGE
$25.00 – $74.00
CUISINES
Pizza, International, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles800 reviews
Excellent
515
Very good
207
Average
42
Poor
27
Terrible
9
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

rhodabernard
Boston2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Friendly, helpful staff and nice atmosphere. The waiter and chef both created a very comfortable environment, appropriately engaging customers with curiosity and genuine interest while providing excellent service. The food was also excellent-a cut or two above the standard fare in the area.
Written 3 February 2020
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CircleTheWorld
Scottsdale394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Worth the $3 cab ride from wherever you are staying in Monteverde. Be sure to go to the location in Cerro Plano, as the location in Santa Elena is much different. Amazing table service. Waiters offer helpful recommendations, and visit the table frequently throughout your meal. Staff brought clean silverware between courses. Terrific food. Filet mignon in red wine sauce was outstanding, as was the skirt steak with green pepper sauce. I recommend starting with a salmon and tuna ceviche. Good wine selection. We went for dinner on Thursday and received 20% off all bottles of wine. Lovely ambience, with local art hanging from the walls. The chef came out and said hello to us. If you still have wine left after dinner, order the Monteverde cheese platter, but ask for the sauces on the side (al lado).
Written 19 January 2020
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EconomynotBusiness
Stanstead Abbotts2487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
This was a lovely lunch stop where we enjoyed tasty, freshly prepared food. It's on the high street with some parking to the front. The English-speaking waiter was very friendly and offered recommendations. It's a large restaurant which was rather empty when we were there (due to the COVID situation). Prices were average, portions quite generous. Whilst it's not fine dining, it is very tasty food at reasonable prices.
Written 31 October 2020
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AJC66
Bloomington33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We stopped in to look at the menu, which looked good, and they gave us a 10% off coupon, so we returned for dinner. The food was all excellent - soup and salad, a beef quesadilla, a veggie quesadilla and a pizza. Drinks were well made and came quickly. As seems to be normal in Costa Rica, we had a hard time getting our check at the end of the meal, and despite giving them the coupon and mentioning it when we gave them our card, they never applied it. I would eat here again if returning to Monteverde.
Written 1 January 2020
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J D
Dublin70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
We visited the restaurant during our stay in Monteverde. We were welcomed by Luis, great character and rally approachable waiter who offered us different options and took us through the menu in great detail. We ordered a grilled meat plater to share and the portion was unbelievable. Luis recommend us the home made chocolate and orange desert so we ordered and we really enjoyed it. As it was a quiet night at the restaurant, Luis took his time to give us some information about Costa Rica and recommended very good restaurants and things to do and see during our stay in Costa Rica. Highly recommended restaurant to go while in Monteverde.
Written 23 October 2022
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Tuff G
Toronto34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
We are visiting from Toronto, Canada and Are so happy to have found this restaurant. They offer so much here. The tuna and salmon ceviche was delicious. For the main courses we had the rib eye, mixed sea food and the Grilled Salmon. They were all great but my favourite was the grilled salmon. The food is so good that I'm writing this review and I'm still in the restaurant!!! If we were in town for another night we would return. The staff are also amazing.
Written 19 February 2020
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redzobo
Dublin14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Lovely restaurant- our waiter Dennis was very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. The pork ribs were superb and the pizza was a hit too . The quesadilla was enormous with plenty of well seasoned / cooked beef. The curry was two chicken breasts with curry sauce and not particular spicy but was tasty. Portions were very large so good value if you are hungry. I’d happily recommend this restaurant to others.
Written 22 December 2022
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brensher
Kamloops49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
We went to Don Luis because of the location close to our hotel on a very rainy night. The service was very attentive and the food was really tasty. My husband had a pizza and I had a burger. Huge portions and very good. My fries were amazing
Written 25 July 2022
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Rob J
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Don Luis is a very unique dining experience. We had the tuna tartar and the grilled salad on the recommendation of our waiter, Dennis, and both were superb. My son ordered a pizza and my husband and I both ordered steak - one ribeye and one tenderloin. both were excellent, but the interesting part is the large block of very hot Himalayan sea salt they put on your table so that you can warm your steak (or pizza) and add a little bit of saltiness. It really made the steak more delicious as every bit was hot and had just the right amount of saltiness. I also ordered the bourbino cocktail which was delicious - they brought it to the table in a glass box and then infused the box with cinnamon smoke - delicious. The best part of our experience was Dennis. He is literally the most attentive waiter I have ever had. He noticed every detail, we waited for nothing and he gave great recommendations. He said he was learning English but his English was perfect.
Written 19 January 2023
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middle_aged_mom_12
Liberty310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
A lunch for a family of four ran about $50. Two of us had the chicken quesadillas, and the other two had pizza, so that might have driven up our cost a bit. The food was very good, and beautifully presented. Everything was fresh. The pico de gallo is the best I have had, heavy on the cilantro and onion. Fantastic flavor! The pizzas were good too. Note that “bacon” is the same as ham on the pizza.
Written 24 December 2020
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Luanna Dotson
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
I went to this restaurant with my parents and little sister. As soon as I walked in, I was amazed by the beauty of the restaurant. There was a wall painted in hanging vines, and a beautiful bench outside. As soon as we ordered, they provided coloring supplies to keep me and my sister busy. The high quality coloring pencils made for easy coloring and drawing. As soon as our food arrived, they brought out a tray of sauces, which were oregano, a super spicy hot sauce, fresh garlic, chili flakes, and some cheese to sprinkle on top. The quality of the pizza was outstanding! If you are looking for the best pizza restaurant in Costa Rica, look no further!
Written 13 March 2023
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Meg V
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
This was a lively atmosphere and delicious food! We were entertained with live music during our meal. The charcuterie board was great for sharing and the wine choices appealed to all palletes. We enjoyed the meat special for two, the grilled veggie plate, steaks done just right and a tasty carpaccio dish with our group! We closed out the restaurant and had a wonderful time, we would love to visit again and try some other menu items that caught our eye. Muchas gracias!
Written 20 February 2023
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JHuffman-STL
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Excellent service, food, and overall experience. Beautiful decor also and felt very warm and homey. Our server Adrian was such a joy and fulfilled his mission to spread joy and happiness to his customers. We loved hearing some of his story. God bless you young man. Ok so the food was amazing also. We had the tenderloin carpaccio for appetizer - was plenty for four of us and outstanding. Our friends had steaks and fries/potatoes and loved them. My wife and I had the surf and turf for two and it was fantastic and way more than we could eat. Had all our favorite seafood delicacies plus steak and grill vegetables. We paired it with a nice Spanish red ( that was like a pinot noir). Truly excellent meal in a great atmosphere with such nice friendly staff. Oh, and the four of us split the chocolate cake and vanilla icecream and it was super good, kind of a molten lava cake deal and really fresh homemade icecream. Wow nice end to a great meal. We love this place and have to go back sometime to try the pizza which looks really good also. I highly recommend Don Luis - and try to get Adrian as your server (but they are all exceptional staff!). Thank you Don Luis for a memorable evening and meal!!! Puravida! - The Huffmans from St. Louis, MO
Written 15 February 2022
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Lisa
New York City14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
The food was completely inedible - we ordered the grilled surf and turf. The seafood was rancid, soft and chewy. The steak was also tough and chewy at the same time. The chicken was the most edible of anything but still burnt and dry. We boxed up the entire meal and threw it away. Still, from the little bit we did try to eat, we both were completely nauseous and spend the night in pain.
Written 8 December 2023
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Elizabeth Sexton
Antibes34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Everything about this restaurant was amazing. I went with a large group and they brought a ton of dishes out family style. We got to have pizza, steak, salad, rice, mango drinks, and other super yummy items. The staff here were so nice and the atmosphere was very relaxing. I wish I had gotten to go here more than once. Definitely recommend!
Written 3 February 2022
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