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Trio by Aborigen

60109, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 7254
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Ranked #4 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having just arrived in town via the dusty road, we happened upon this unassuming restaurant fronted by a construction ditch and next to a supermarket. Having no expectations, we were amazed at the incredibly creative farm to table creations by this very talented chef. Don't miss it!

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Granby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been raving about David and his wonderful restaurant ever since we came across Trio in June. Located beside the supermarket, we were skeptical when we walked up the stairs, but upon crossing into the warm atmosphere, we were already enthralled. Nice music, a warm smile, and clean, clear lines made us feel at home. This is not your... More

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The ingredients were fresh, all local! The flavors were distinctive. The chef and waiter very friendly. The location is central but not in the glare. You will not regret eating here!

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Latchmont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel, amongst others but we didn't expect such am amazing place. The food was excellent, plates were presented very nicely. Meat was perfectly cooked. All products where local. Last but not least, service was excellent, full of attention., passion and smile.

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Paris
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Found that restaurant by chance, looked at the menu and decided to try it. We arrived early so had all the attention of the waiter in a cosy and quiet place. We have even been allowed to smoke on the terrace while drinking our fresh cocktails (smoking is prohibited almost everywhere in Costa Rica). Food was tasty and very well... More

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