El Jardín

International in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Arguably the ‘finest’ dining in the area. The menu is wide ranging, always highlighting the local flavors. But these are not your typical tipica (traditional plates) beef tenderloin served on a sugarcane kebab, and pan-fried trout topped with orange sauce. The setting – with windows to the trees – is lovely and the service is superb.

Romantics can opt for a private table in the garden.

Worth the drive in off the main road.