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Trio by Aborigen

60109, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 7254
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Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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los angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We chose this spot based on recommendation of a bartender and I'm going back to put another tip in his jar. Modern fusion menu with local products. The cheese plate (cheese is a well known feature in Monteverde) was spectacular both in presentation and flavor. Spare rib and shrimp entrees were way above mark. As we walked out my wife... More

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Philadelphia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Philadelphia so when I first came to Costa Rica I couldn't find any places that had me impressed enough that I definitely needed to go back to. Until I discovered Trio by Aborigen everything about this place was amazing! The food was awesome, the staff were inviting & trained well, the atmosphere was perfect for a relaxing night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The attention to detail for every plate that came out was unbelievable!! We tried almost all the options on the menu between all of us at the table and there was not one dish I did not LOVE! I will definitely make a trip back here to eat again!!

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Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having travelled around south and central amercica for a few weeks we stumbled across this fantastic resturant. The staff were attentive and the menu was the most gourmet and ambitious of anything we´ve come across. Considering the price it was amazing by normal standards. taking the michelin star-esque menu I would have paid 3x the amount. Our fantastic experience was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A waiter at our hotel recommended this restaurant, and we were thrilled we went! The food and drinks were all amazing, but the service really made our experience wonderful. The waiter recommended drinks and meals, and we were not disappointed. We were fortunate (and surprised) to be the only people in the restaurant, so we had a lovely conversation with... More

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