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Restaurante Morpho's

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International, Vietnamese, South American, 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Adorable atmopshere and good food!

We ate dinner here when visiting Santa Elena and enjoyed ourselves. Both the service and the food were very good. The atmosphere is adorable, everything decorated like the blue Morpho Costa Rican butterfly. It has its own parking lot which is a plus! Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Helena B
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New York
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Slightly on the pricey side, with limited choices (unless you want an egg butty), there are a large number of other restaurants in St Elena, which I might be tempted to try before this one. That said our food was good and the staff were great.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The exterior of the building and hand made furnishings are gorgeous and amazing, and we really were looking forward to trying out the restaurant, but felt a bit disappointed. The menu was large and diverse, and the food was quite acceptable, though not amazing. The service was not particularly friendly during our visit.

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Adana, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Some loved their food but a couple didn't and one got sick. A little pricey. Fantastic service. Central location.

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Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We got to this place since we were looking for a regular place to have lunch after a 4-hour walk. The food was good and the service was fast, however it was not the best meal we had in town. Portions were generous, but it was just like any other local restaurant, but with prices a bit higher than the... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

very boring courses, almost no taste. The vegetables looked like they came straight from the super markets deep freeze department. Overpriced! The service was alright.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate dinner here when visiting Santa Elena and enjoyed ourselves. Both the service and the food were very good. The atmosphere is adorable, everything decorated like the blue Morpho Costa Rican butterfly. It has its own parking lot which is a plus! Enjoy!

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Belgian Westhoek, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had a burger over here, maybe not the right choice not that it tasted bad... It's just not the country to eat burgers :) My mistake... If you can eat outside because it's rather loud inside... Friendly staff

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Take this review for what they are all worth...we all have different expections and levels of what is acceptable. We are 2 families of 7 traveling and adventuring together here in wonderful Monteverde, Costa Rica having just returned from an exhilarating day of zip lining and bungie jumping. This restaurant was recommended by our lodge and they readily accommodated us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a very good hamburger and a tenderloin (not super tender...but very tasty). The atmosphere was very nice and romantic. The service was good and quick. The prices were a little bit high compared with other restaurants in town . we spent 41 us dollars.

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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Recommended by the hotel, very popular, very good service, would eat there again. Menu is extensive and typical with pasta, seafood, meat dishes, sandwiches etc. We opted for pasta and it was very good along with a salad and wine of course. The service was most impressive!

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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, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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