Montezuma Restaurants & Nightlife
One of Montezuma’s many draws is its impressive range of dining options. A sampling of Italian, Costa Rican, Mediterranean, American, and organic health-food restaurants are sure to tempt even the most delicate palette. Cuisine here is exceptionally delicious, and choosing a place to dine among the appetizing options can be a difficult task.
Nights in Montezuma can be as tranquil or exciting as you’d like. Keep an eye out for jugglers and fire-throwers that often stroll the streets looking for crowds to awe and impress.
Cafe Buen Provecho
This wonderful open-air cafe is located right in the center of town. They serve sandwiches on homemade bread, delicious ice cream, and an assortment of jams.
The main pillar of Montezuma’s nightlife, Chico’s Bar gets packed on a daily basis with a young and international crowd. Locals and visitors alike frequent this popular bar which rocks out on weekends. After last call, the party often spills out onto the beach.
A lantern-lined path greets guests to Cocolores, a beachfront restaurant offering an international selection of Greek, Mexican, Thai and Italian dishes. The fresh ceviche and flavorful curries are highly recommended.
El Sano Banano
El Sano Banano hotel shows movies in English nightly and admission is free for patrons that spend at least $6.
Luz de Mono Hotel
Live music is occasionally on offer at this popular hotel during the months of December through April. Most concerts are free, and the majority of the town comes to enjoy the show.
Cafe Organico's chefs choose only the freshest ingredients from the organic market's to craft healthy, often vegetarian or vegan, meals. Their creations include the Turtle Love Salad, a hearty blend of mixed greens, avocado, mint, cilantro, and sugar snap peas, as well as satisfying sweets like avocado ice cream.
Playa de los Artistas
Considered one of Montezuma's top restaurants, this eatery offers a rotating menu of lobster, wood oven pizza, smoked cheeses, sushi, homemade breads, and other delicacies. There's also a good selection of vegetarian options.
The only Israeli restaurant in Montezuma, Puggo's blends Mediterranean, Asian and Israeli flavors in innovative and delicious dishes. The restaurant gets top reviews for the owner-chef's mouthwatering creations – fresh seafood, salads, and stews, as well as several vegetarian options.
Ylang Ylang, named for the aromatic flowers that dot Montezuma, promises an eclectic menu of mostly organic meals with an emphasis on vegetarian, vegan and raw food. The restaurant serves fish and chicken, but does not offer pork or beef.