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Restaurante Morpho's

50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
506-2645-7373
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Ranked #7 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Cute little restaurant that is covered with beautifuls painting of Costa Rican charms (Monkeys, butterflies, trees, volcanos, birds, etc.) A place to eat upstairs, downstairs, and outside. Candles lit at night time. Great food at reasonable price! Surprised that there were not more people eating there but it made it feel more local instead of a tourist trap.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to have dinner at Morpho's after we saw those beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Garden at Selvatura. It was also recommended by our coffee plantation tour guide the day earlier. We were seated on the second floor balcony (covered). Very beautiful surrounding. However, the menu was very basic. For example, under soups, one entry simply reads "vegetable soup".... More

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Cary, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

One of the best options in town. Atmosphere, food and service were all very good. A bit pricey but worth a visit.

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Connecticut, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Not dressy, but excellent selection of food and wine. Very attentive staff. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent our first dinner here in Costa Rica at blue morpho's it was a mistake. We got the food real fast and it was raw and chewy. The service was pretty bad too. In all it was way expensive for what it was like. Stay far away

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Yorba Linda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was a recommendation from someone we rented a house from in Arenal. We had the corvino casado which was good. Service was good and friendly. Worth the visit.

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had dinner at Morpho's while visiting Monteverde. We both had casado, which was good. What bothered us was the rudeness of the man who was one of our servers. A large group came in while we were eating and he made no secret of the fact that he would like us to leave in order to move our table... More

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Collingwood, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Good food good service very helpful. Had the local staple casada. Meat rice beans and lots of veggies. Good price, nicely decorated big portions , waiter never stopped running. Tip is included in Costa Rica they don't tell you that, standard 10% leave extra if really good. But explains lack of service in other spots.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here, but felt like the prices were a bit high compared to the other places in Monteverde where we felt like we enjoyed equally comparable meal quality. Great ambiance!

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is mostly for tourists but not as expensive as Amy's or The Treehouse. Good sandwiches but service rather slow. Staff speak English.

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