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Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

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Italian, Pizza, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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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
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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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  • 88
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 1
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  • 3
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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
My favorite vegetarian casado in Monteverde

I have been coming to Monteverde yearly for the last 10 years, but sadly on my most recent trip I discovered that my favorite restaurant had moved to Tilarán. So I did a thorough tour of the options to find my new favorite place to get a vegetarian casado (mixed plate with hot vegetables, salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lisa B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to Monteverde yearly for the last 10 years, but sadly on my most recent trip I discovered that my favorite restaurant had moved to Tilarán. So I did a thorough tour of the options to find my new favorite place to get a vegetarian casado (mixed plate with hot vegetables, salad, rice, beans, avocado and plantains).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I ate here with my family tonight. The food was delicious and there were enough menu choices to keep everyone happy. The service was quick, friendly and polite. The whole experience was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice little restaurant with a nice selection of food. Servings are large so my boyfriend and I shared a fajita and it was plenty. The service was friendly as well. Really nice meal out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We loved it so much we went twice! Great little place for local cuisine or pasta at a fair price. We had spaghetti, soup, the typical casados and all of them were great!

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Orotina, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was there a couple of times, and I have to say that restaurant has a nice place and cuisine, for the next time I have to taste other dishes, it is cheap according to the food, and the service is quite good, also they are very fast preparing your food, so I want to recommend this restaurant in the... More 

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food great and at a reasonable price considering where you are. Typical plates plus a big menu... can even get pizza delivered for kids from place on the corner! But the waiter seemed so cranky. Despite that, food came out VERY fast - for everyone (party of 7). We checked the other tables and they were getting their food too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had dinner there one night and the Imperial Beer was very cold, in fact had some slush in it, and was great. The food was very good and you are right on the beach. Service was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We always have at least one dinner at Tico y Rico when we're in Santa Elena. The food is good for the price. It is an especially economical way to get some fresh fish prepared nicely. We see other diners enjoying the Mexican entrees as well. The location right on the main street is great for people-watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This was our favorite spot in Santa Elana. We ate there two nights in a row. The typical chicken and fajitas are great. Make sure you say hello to the owner lady, she makes the experience! Go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

You'd easily walk past without stopping... And perhaps you'd head straight to the Treehouse restaurant... But this little spot serves up the most delicious local food, italian & mexican grub!... The Food: - I had the cerviche & fish soup (with water) Through my Central American travels, this was the best ceviche I've had and it was good value for... More 

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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, Pizza, International, Central American, Costa Rican

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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, Pizza, International, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?