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Restaurante Morpho's

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International, Vietnamese, Costa Rican
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
dinner for 4

excellent value and surprisingly reasonable price. I had a giant hamburger with all the fixings for like $12 include tax and tip (mandatory 23%)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

excellent value and surprisingly reasonable price. I had a giant hamburger with all the fixings for like $12 include tax and tip (mandatory 23%)

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Quaint little restaurant with delightful environment inside. Food was good and not too pricey. I would recommend.

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Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Morphos under-whelmed me, but I think most of the restaurants in Santa Elena would. This is an isolated town in a huge tourism hub, so prices everywhere are a bit more than you would expect to pay elsewhere in Costa Rica. The $8-10 burger I ate had a ton of extra stuff in the patties that didn't enhance it too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great bang for your buck. Food was good and service was good. The steak I ordered was OK but nothing to write home about. The staff was excellent. Overall a very good experience.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of our hotel owner, and had a wonderful hearts of palm salad. The prices were a bit high, but the food was good and the restaurant was clean. Overall I think I enjoyed some of the more local places a bit more, just because of the price.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Food was good, not great. Atmosphere was nice. Service was a little slow compared to other locations, but overall nice option.

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CHANDLER, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Liked the selections. Iced tea was amazing. Steak cosados was good. Our group had the fish and veggie nachos. They enjoyed it. Didn't like the roach on the floor. Have to remember you are in a rain forest

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Morpho's was right next door to where we stayed; couldn't have been more convenient. We could have gone back for a second night but felt almost compelled to try someplace different. Nice variety of more typical Costa Rica food with additional options. Spouse had arroz con pollo (the best on our trip), I had chicken with passion fruit sauce. Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Morpho's is a great restaurant option in Santa Elena and probably considered upscale for the area. The service is very good and the staff do a great job of ensuring you have everything you need for an excellent meal out. The food is very fresh traditional Tico fare and in our opinion reasonably priced. Dinner for 2 with each one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We dined here on the recommendation of our hotel. The restaurant was not overly busy, but none were, so it was hard to get a feel for its popularity. The restaurant itself was less 'cafe style burger and chips', of which there is a lot in Monteverde. The waiter was very friendly. We both ordered steak and it was very... More 

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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: International, Vietnamese, Costa Rican

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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: International, Vietnamese, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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