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Restaurante Morpho's

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Costa Rican, International
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50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
506-2645-7373
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 186
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    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 17
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Filling food, good service

At Morpho's, we enjoyed a filling and tasty vegetarian version of the Costa Rican dish, Casado – rice, beans, salad, steamed vegetables, cheese, avocado and fried plantains. A local beer was the perfect accompaniment, and the service was friendly and efficient (and the staff spoke excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

At Morpho's, we enjoyed a filling and tasty vegetarian version of the Costa Rican dish, Casado – rice, beans, salad, steamed vegetables, cheese, avocado and fried plantains. A local beer was the perfect accompaniment, and the service was friendly and efficient (and the staff spoke excellent English). A good choice for traditional Tico food.

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carson city
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A block off the main street, good standard Costa Rican food, decent wines by the glass, prompt and efficient service.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Restaurant is very beautiful and that along with the service and the delicious food makes it all very close to perfect. So if you are in Santa Elena, this is the best place in town. It is not too expensive and it isn't very cheap either but it is worth it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We quite liked the quirky decor and the food was just fine. It just wasn't quite up to our normal standard to give a higher rating. We weren't able to get a table and did have to eat at the upstairs bar area, but I don't think that was an issue. Probably the biggest draw back for us was actually... More 

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Richmond, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We made the mistake of ordering sandwiches which they really don't know how to do in CR. The restaurant was very pretty and the staff is nice.

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AA, Mi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ate lunch and dinner here Feb 2015 and enjoyed consistently excellent service and food. Lunch Casado and Tortilla combos are outstanding. Servers did excellent job accommodating daughter's Food Allergy issues. Location is walking distance from town center and Monteverde Lodge and Gardens Hotel. This was our family's favorite/best restaurant outside our Arenal, Monteverde and Papagayo Hotel meals.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate there last night. It was some of the best food we've had in CR. Wine list was OK. I certainly would go back. The overall atmosphere was very pleasant.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We actually ate here twice. The first time the food was excellent, although the portion of steak with blue cheese a little large. The flavors were great, it tasted all fresh and it was prepared with case. The second time we went here for dinner, actually the next day and this time with a slightly larger group, the food was... More 

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USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It got good reviews, but disappointed. 2 of us ate the special of the day, and it was awful. (Pork dish) 1 of us had a hamburger, of all things, & it was terrific. Who goes to CR to eat a burger! :) The place is cute. The service and food mediocre.

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Puslinch, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I had an early dinner here, arriving around 5:30pm on a Sunday evening. There were only a few tables occupied at this time but it filled to 80% or more by 7pm. The atmosphere is very nice - as noted by other TA reviews. The servers were two nice guys working hard... But the service was spotty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: 506-2645-7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: Costa Rican, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?