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Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

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Italian, Costa Rican, International, Central American
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Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas | Santa Elena, Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8320 5666
Thursday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Description: We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky...
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.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exceptional Service, Good Food

We recently visited Monteverde at the end of January and decided to try Tico Y Rico for dinner. We had exceptional service from our female server. The restaurant was busy and she was the primary server for the tables. She was quite organized and efficient which was very impressive. They offered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
FamilyLuvs2Travel
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California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We recently visited Monteverde at the end of January and decided to try Tico Y Rico for dinner. We had exceptional service from our female server. The restaurant was busy and she was the primary server for the tables. She was quite organized and efficient which was very impressive. They offered a wide variety of food items on their menu.... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a basic little cafe. the food was good. They have good hamburgers if you are craving something from the US.

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Edinburgh
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Escaping from our large group (who went to Amy's) hubby and I found this friendly cafe which was fine for a lunchtime snack. I had a sandwich with chips, but hubby's quesadilla looked better!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food is very good, especially after a day of hiking in the rainforest. I came in soaked and hungry and left dry and satisfied. The portions are a little larger than I had planned, but you can share it. The service was fast and friendly. Very surprised this place wasn't busier since it is an excellent restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

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.

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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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas | Santa Elena, Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Phone Number: +506 8320 5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Costa Rican, International, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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