Come and dine... "where mountains meet the sky"...
We are a Monteverde restaurant serving fresh, natural, tasty food with stunning views...

Whether you are a guest at the Monteverde Inn, visiting for the popular Night Tour, or simply a visitor to the Monteverde area, Cafe Escondido is the ideal place to come and enjoy delicious food for the family whilst taking in the best view in Monteverde. 

The restaurant is largely open air, so visitors benefit from being more connected to the surrounding nature and being able to take in the beautiful sweeping views. There are various seating options, from the more casual bar seats and outdoor benches, to the tables on both floors. Cafe Escondido is a great place to hang out during the day for couples after a walk in the nature preserve, or for families, owing to the beautiful green garden space in front of the cafe, where children can catch tadpoles in the pond or play football, whilst parents relax in front of the view. 

Our chefs have always worked to maintain a balance of typical Costa Rican food and international favourites on the menu. You'll find typical soups and the Costa rican favourite, 'Casado,'  along with deliciously put together hamburgers and fine dining specials. Our prices are very competitive in the area, whilst we also make efforts to use the most natural and organic ingredients where possible. Some of the vegetables, herbs and salad leaves grow organically here on the preserve in our permaculture gardens within Hidden Valley Farm.

Did you know, you can also order a custom-prepared picnic basket to enjoy on a picnic table in one of our garden areas?!

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Fundamentally people enjoy experiencing the beauty of natural environments; in fact we are nature.  We believe that people, if given the opportunity, will protect natural environments and engage in regenerative practices to support life on earth. As a tourist destination, Valle Escondido inspires visitors to remember we are nature.

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50 meters south of the Monteverde Butterfly Garden

+506 2645 5156

+506 2645 6601


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