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Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

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Italian, International, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8320 5666
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Description: We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky...
We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky Adventures Offoce, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados and gallo pinto. We give each customer a real typical experience, great taste, spices and flavors. We also serve pastas, meats, seafood at an excellent price.
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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch stop

We had a quick lunch - a hamburger and fries. It was very good and really filled that empty place. Price was reasonable..

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a quick lunch - a hamburger and fries. It was very good and really filled that empty place. Price was reasonable..

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Geleen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty meal in the centre of santa elena. Very crowder area of santa elena, but the food is good! I particularly enjoyed the rice with chicken!

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Thank DioniGallardo
Campbell, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really tasty meal after we had been walking around downtown Santa Elena looking for dinner. The food was fairly priced and was a great value.

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Thank Ntresko
Chicago suburb. IL
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local cuisine at moderate prices! Everyone ( party of 5 ) enjoyed their dinner entrees. Service O.K.

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Thank KauaiChicagosuburb
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood and economical. The staff was friendly and good service. We ordered seabass in tomato sauce.. yummm...

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Thank Cristabel M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted some authentic Tico food and found it here. Got the chuletas with rice and beans, plantanos and salad. Filled me up and satisfied my rice and beans craving I was having!

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Thank lauren k
Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was crowded for early dinner but the service remained friendly regardless of it. We ordered 4 entrees and everything exceeded our expectations. The food arrived quickly and the server was very attentive to our table.

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Thank lb_Ohio
Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had pork chop cassado, my husband has the nachos and my friend had the fish cassado and we we all very happy with taste, price and portions. Had a homemade lemonade and it was delightful! The restaurant has little to no charm, very white and sterile looking environment, but the food was well worth it. Service was fast enough and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our company had a great meal at this restaurant while visiting Monteverde. Simple local favorites in menu, but very well made. I liked seafood soup the best! Definitely recommend for lunch

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Thank iglana
somerset
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly waitress staff. good reasonably priced menu. Food coked and presented very nicely. Would recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 8320 5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children

Description

We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky Adventures Offoce, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados and gallo pinto. We give each customer a real typical experience, great taste, spices and flavors. We also serve pastas, meats, seafood at an excellent price.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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