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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 25 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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Easley, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We felt very lucky to walk into this place. Very comfortable and the owner happened to be there when I asked about who did all the design and painting. The gentleman who did the painting came in and was handicapped in a wheelchair. What an artist!!!! So talented! The food was solo good and they had some nice wines. I... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped here for a little bite. I wish we had come here for dinner! The place is spectacular for the interior and exterior design. The wall murals mimic the outdoor environment along with the big butterfly sculptures hanging from the ceiling. There was even a beautiful butterfly table made from the wood of a tree trunk slice. The fruit... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food was great and atmosphere is excellent. Service was accommodating. But prices are on the high side.

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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

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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