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Restaurant Trio

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Latin, Fusion
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60109, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 7254
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11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 160
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big birthday trip

Hard to find but really worth it. Find the main supermarket and continue downhill past it and it's on the right. The food was delicious. Beautifully presented and at a fair price. Nice atmosphere. Really good service, very concerned that we were happy and enjoying our meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
David H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to find but really worth it. Find the main supermarket and continue downhill past it and it's on the right. The food was delicious. Beautifully presented and at a fair price. Nice atmosphere. Really good service, very concerned that we were happy and enjoying our meal.

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1 Thank David H
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We were excited for this but felt very disappointed. Overpriced and poor quality of food. Our starter ribs were dry and hard. Very small portion. Hamburger with figs that was raved on LP was a major disappointment, tiny burger with horrible yuca chips that were dangerously hard. Tiny portion of coleslaw. Husband had fish taco, fried in green plantains, sounded... More 

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Thank zimalc
Cardiff
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154 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Ate here one blustery evening whilst staying at Pension Santa Elena. Felt a bit stuck in the 80's. Food was great but the interior decor and service let it down.

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Thank Lukehi
Falls Church, Virginia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We tried to find Restaurant Trio the name has changed but the menu is unchanged , great food, friendly service. It is now called Qui Meras

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Thank Janice S
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved this little gem! Great service and great food. Beautiful views of the rain forests and the fog moving in.

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Thank Jessica T
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've become used to paying $30 for dinner in Costa Rica for anything other than beans and rice, but generally with mediocre ambiance and poor service. At least here the ambiance and service match what I get in LA. All the food is fusion, and I found the burger and the churros quite good. It's also great for a couple.... More 

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Thank Mark M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Do not go here. Overpriced and the beef was awful (I don't mean just awful, I mean INEDIBLE). They have perfected the concept of killing the beef TWICE! Yuck. As regular visitors to Monteverde, we now laugh every time we drive by the restaurant remembering our horrid experience. Never again.

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1 Thank Christi W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

A very disappointing and over priced meal made worse by the rude and pretentious antics of the waiter who could only have been auditioning for the part of the snobby French waiter in a movie. After being told there were no burgers, many of our group ordered starters to try and keep the price down. However these are truly tiny... More 

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popking
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an overall awesome meal here. The beet and carrot soup was great, the empanadas were fantastic and the ribs were very flavorful, but a lil fatty. My wife's shrimps were fishy but the churro dessert was incred! We'd go back. Service was excellent. Music was a little weird- mellow euro club music.

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Thank popking
los angeles
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really wonderful creations by the chef, very talented and all our dishes were beautifully cooked and presented. It's a little bit hard to find this place, but it's worth looking for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60109, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 7254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 17
  • Cuisine: Latin, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?