We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Morpho's

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Costa Rican, International
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Restaurante Morpho's
Directions
50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Get directions
50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
506-2645-7373
Website
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 410 reviews
Most recent review
Great Food & Good Service
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
,
C B
,
Chicago, Illinois

Morphos was recommended by 3 locals & it did not disappoint. We both ordered the special - sea bass - and it was outstanding. The special came with a beverage choice. We chose the house... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

410 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Morphos was recommended by 3 locals & it did not disappoint. We both ordered the special - sea bass - and it was outstanding. The special came with a beverage choice. We chose the house wine & the pour was healthy. Vegetarians staying in our hotel recommended Morphos to us too - they recommended the smoothies and salad.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monument, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We walked into town and our tour guide had recommended Morpho's when we drove past the day before. It was a good recommendation as we had an enjoyable lunch. Variety of menu choices, nice atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Morpho's doesn't look like much from the outside. Even the interior is kind of kitschy with murals up all the walls. We went only at the recommendation of the taxi driver and because it was late and we were hungry. We left very pleased. There is definitely better food in town, and cheaper food, but Morpho's offered good food and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
plymouth
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good clean tasty food and it was served hot! Such a rare thing here! Chicken with passion fruit sauce was delicious and chicken breast well cooked not chewy. Lovely coffee speciality with ice cream and liqueur not to be missed!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was fantastic, I could not get enough of the Natural Shakes, all i can say is YUM!!!! The staff were so friendly. We were so glad that Christian from Rainbow Valley Lodge recommended this place to us, we ate dinner here 3 different nights during our 2 weeks in Costa Rica.

Was this review helpful? Yes
simondmd
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The young waiter told us that service wasn't included to guilt us into tipping American style. I figured this out after the fact. Not cool at all. Food was pretty decent though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoyed a fish dinner delivered from Morpho's to hotel, so had to come in and try it out. Everything was excellent and left no room to try dessert. Decor was enjoyable and service was top notch. Definitely worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came to the restaurant after reading all the good recommendations. Had a big disappointment... Service was poor (reply poor!), Food wasn't tatty as we expected and the price was HIGH for no reason. Yes, the restaurant looks very cool and nice - but i would say there are much better restaurants in Santa Elena....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went here after a night hike as many of the other restaurants were just closing. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. We ordered casados which is Spanish for "married man" is a Costa Rican meal using rice, black beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and an optional entrée that may include chicken, beef, pork, fish. We had the chicken and beef.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Augustine, FL
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had lunch here one day and were the only ones in the restaurant, but we didn't know why the place wasn't packed! Great dishes, including the chicken! We received a round of free beer because we were staying at the Rainbow Valley Lodge. The server was very nice and attentive and made some great suggestions! Try it out, please!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Morpho's also viewed

Santa Elena, Monteverde
Santa Elena, Monteverde
 
Santa Elena, Monteverde
 

Been to Restaurante Morpho's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Restaurante Morpho's

Address: 50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7373
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
Cuisine: Costa Rican, International

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing