We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 18 Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Restaurants

Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas | Santa Elena, Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8320 5666
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, International, Central American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Description: We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky Adventures Offoce, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados and gallo pinto. We give each customer a real typical experience, great taste, spices and flavors. We also serve pastas, meats, seafood at an excellent price.

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

143 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    51
    15
    1
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Tico y Rico after a night tour and were not disappointed! Large portions and the food is delicious! Cozy restaurant in the middle of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm not just saying it- it looks like an ok restaurant, but it really is amazing. My friends and I were so tired and didn't want to go out of the hotel, but this place was worth every step and every minute! Cool and cozy atmosphere, a big variety if food- it has literally every meal you could think about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Tico y Rico is really right in the center of Santa Elena. I went there after a night walk and was fairly wet. Still I was greeted very friendly and the service was splendid - fast, responsive and always friendly. The food was really good and well prepared - I had the Monteverde Seabass. Overall a very nice place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. The service was good, the food was excellent and finally at a very reasonable price. A place to return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, Missouri, Usa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is traditional Costa Rican food, arroz con pollo y casados mainly. It is located in downtown Santa Elena and is reasonably priced for Monteverde. You see a lot of local people eating here which is always a good sign.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Right in the middle of town (st elena). Very good! lots of food for a good price! The casados were great (i had steak and the husband had chicken). We also got the chicken strips for our daughter and they were made from scatch. Really good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belleville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

if you would like an introduction into tico food, but have someone in your party who would like something different, here is a place for you. the Aztec soup, a local favorite, was excellent. And Service was with a smile.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Jose guided us and talk to us about the spots... They have great drinks and nice dishes... The portions and presentations were amazing... The place is spotless. But the menu does not include many Costarican diahes, instead it was design for tourist to enjoy the Costarican cuisine without going all the way. Affordable in some sense, but the service was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Collins, Co
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. I had the fish with orange sauce, and my traveling companions enjoyed their meals as well. Nice atmosphere too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had lunch here while in town. Typical Costa Rican dishes but the food was not exceptionally good or flavorful--more like average. Service was fine. Prices average to high for what you get. Wouldn't go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde also viewed

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
 
Santa Elena, Monteverde
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
 

Been to Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

Address: Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas | Santa Elena, Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8320 5666
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Costa Rican, International, Central American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?