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Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

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Italian, Pizza, International, South American, 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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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 1
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  • 6
    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
Sea food

A public relations told us about the restaurant. We ate sea food: soup and pasta. We're spanish and cook /eat sea food frecuently and the restaurant's positively surprised us as one of the best sea food ever and at a low price!! The deco was simple but the sea food ... Amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Susipop77
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Las Rozas, Spain
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

we ended up trying to stay within budget- it ended as a mid range priced where the food was just not good. one of us could not eat more than one bite- of course we paid for it, another meal ( hamburger)- only 50% was finished. the 2 local casado dish were less than average- the rice seems not to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First, they gave me poor meal of nuggets. Than, we asked for a drink and it was too sweet, so we asked the waitress to swich it to lemonade. she threw away the other drink, and brought us lemonade without saying anytihng. after we've finished eating we saw the charge of both drinks in the bill. We told the owner... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food was OK and no more.. The waitress wasnt nice and consentrated more of bringing new costumers to the resturant than of servising the once there. Not recommended.

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Las Rozas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A public relations told us about the restaurant. We ate sea food: soup and pasta. We're spanish and cook /eat sea food frecuently and the restaurant's positively surprised us as one of the best sea food ever and at a low price!! The deco was simple but the sea food ... Amazing.

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visit the restaurant with a big group, with reservation but we order from the menu, and we get a pretty good food, decent price and quick service.

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La Grange, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We discovered this restaurant as we walked around Santa Elena after a night wildlife walk. What a wonderful discovery! Not only were the drinks terrific (as I said in my headline), but the food was the best we had in Santa Elena. Convivial waitstaff and owner completed the evening - we didn't realize that they were trying to close until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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Brussels, Belgium
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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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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, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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