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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
Tuesday
Closed
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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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    Very good
  • 21
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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
Good food and great service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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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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Wenatchee, Washington
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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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Tampa, Florida
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We didn’t plan well for our first night in Monteverde/Santa Elena and were wandering around town after a night tour at Curi Cancha. Bad karaoke turned us away from the Tree House Café and we ended up giving Tico & Rico a shot. Would say the experience wasn’t memorable in either a good or bad way, just an average meal... More 

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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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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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