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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
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, International, Central American
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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.

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Edinburgh
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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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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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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Belleville, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 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.

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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 

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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

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