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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 2014
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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The dessert - caramel flan - still lingers in my memory. The inside can be a bit echoey as made mostly of cement, but the details are really fun. Our waiter (who is also the owner) was very kind and helpful.

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Pittsburg, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had dinner here with a large group. I had the papaya smoothie to get things started and it was great! For dinner, I ordered the Mango and Tamarind Pork Loin and it was great! I almost licked the plate clean because of the sauce. If you find yourself in the area, stop by and I doubt you'll be dissappointed.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ate here on our first night as it was one of few places open after our late arrival. While it does feel a bit touristy, the tables are stunning as are the paintings that cover the walls. The ambiance is nice with doors that were open to the breeze, candles flickering, there was even the biggest butterfly (real) flitting above... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

my family ate dinner here after a long day of zip lines. we sat upstairs, with doors open and saw a beautiful, full rainbow. The thick wooden tables are shaped like butterflies (costa rican morpho). My wife and I each had steak - mine with mushrooms and hers with blue cheese topping. one of my sons had sea bass, the... More

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had a very enjoyable lunch at Morphos. I shared the Morphos hamburger with a friend b/c it is a double meat burger. They give generous portions. The burger was very flavorful & filling. My other friend had the 6 inch grilled chicken sandwich & it was at least 9 inches long. A good value for the price. Beautiful decor... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excellent wifi in case you are in need. Fun interior, relaxing, very clean rest room, very pleasant and nice wait staff. Let us park the car in the lot while we visited the town. Delicious!!! pineapple shake with milk. Good casado con chuleta, beans not as tasty as in some sodas, but good for a more touristy spot. Would go... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Good food (we had the Morpho's Chicken), good service and nice atmosphere. Defiantly a restaurant to return to.

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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate here our first night in Costa Rica. The restaurant was beautifully decorated all around a butterfly theme. The food was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing. Definitely a place to stop and eat for a memorable experience.

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Helsinki, Finland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ended up here since we were out for a dinner at such a late time. This place was kind of a "local" place, but for tourists mainly. This isn't usually a promising thing, but this time this assumption fortunately turned out wrong. The food here is mostly local dishes, like pinto gallo, casado, etc. but there're also other kind... More

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Unexpected first meal in monteverde. Pork with a robust fig sauce, steak for my husband followed up with coconut flan! Well worth the money!

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