Fodor's Expert Review De Lucía
Cordial Chilean owner José Belmar is the walking, talking (in five languages) menu here, and he's always on hand to chat with guests. The handsome wooden restaurant with red mahogany tables is given a distinct South American flavor by an array of Andean tapestries and ceramics. Entrées include sea bass with garlic sauce and orange chicken served with grilled vegetables and fried plantains. They also boast tasty vegetable lasagna and the best hamburgers in town, which you can wash down with a frosted mug of craft beer. An excellent dessert choice is tres leches (three milks), a richer-than-rich cake.
Turnoff to Jardín de Mariposas, off main road between Santa Elena and Monteverde
DO NOT USE - MERGE Cerro Plano with Monte Verde, Puntarenas 60109, Costa Rica