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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
A happy accident

We intended to go to Pizzaria Johnnys but it was closed. We asked the taxi driver for an alternative and he suggested Morphos. That kind of experience often turns out bad but in this case not. The room is quirky but comfortable and the food was well above par compared to other Costa Rican... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Paul D
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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greenwicn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went to Morphos due to recommendation of our taxi driver. The atmosphere and butterfly theme restaurant was great, our friends ordered smoothies which tasted delicious however the Morpho salad was pretty basic for a main course only leaves,grated carrot and onion and a few tomatoes. Quite pricy too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We intended to go to Pizzaria Johnnys but it was closed. We asked the taxi driver for an alternative and he suggested Morphos. That kind of experience often turns out bad but in this case not. The room is quirky but comfortable and the food was well above par compared to other Costa Rican restaurants.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I loved my vegetarian casada with avocado and Monteverde cheese. The salad was particularly fresh. My nephew enjoyed his chicken casada which seemed to have a bit more meat than the average Costa Rican plate which he appreciated.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had lunch over there. Yes, prices there more expensive than in other cheap places that are plenty around, but it was worth it. Initially I hesitated as there were no customers inside, but we went in and didn't get disappointed at all: food, drinks, service, English speaking nice waiter - all was great ! If you want quiet place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was great and the staff was attentive and friendly. They do you give you a lot of food for the money. The atmosphere and the ambiance is enchanting. All the walls are beautifully painted with animal and nature settings. I originally thought it was a butterfly farm or something. I truly enjoyed my meal and my stay. Milk... More 

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The menu had a large variety of foods from traditional to special items. Be sure to ask the staff for their recommendations, they were very helpful to us. The portions were generous, pricing was moderate, and food was delicious!

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La Grange, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was good but pricy for the area. Beef and pork were flavorful but tough. Restaurant was noisy, but waitstaff was very attentive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were taken to Morphos by our cabbie, after we learned that the restaurant we wanted to go to -- El Olivo -- had recently closed down. He swore it was excellent, so our hopes were high, but we were pretty unimpressed overall. The place was PACKED with tourists, lots of families with small children. It felt kind of like... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful, two story restaurant. Very quaint yet quite popular on the night we went. Service and food were outstanding!

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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