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All 25 Santa Elena Restaurants

Sabor Tico

Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5827
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Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Tampa, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A little place off of a local soccer field that we would have missed had it not been for our driver. WOW! The food was fantastic. We went for lunch and had the traditional food. A large plate with your choice of meat. It included rice, beans, salad w tomatoes and plantains. We had the seabass and chicken the FIRST... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We can't say enough great things about this local gem (we ate at the plaza location). We enjoyed dinner here every night of our short stay in Monteverde. The menu selection is large and the prices are cheap but the food quality is EXCEPTIONAL! We had the casado con pescado, arroz con camarones, fish ceviche and chorreada con natilla. Every... More

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Santa Ynez, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

By luck we went to Sabor Tico on the night of the children's independence day torch parade and we could watch the whole parade from their balcony. The food was very good, excellent Costa Rican dishes and the staff was very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten at both Sabor Tico restaurants. The original in 2012 and the new one this year. They both have extrordinary local fare at a reasonably price. The only disappointment was the service. If it is busy the length of time increases, but food is worth the wait. Recommend if you are going to go earlier or later than... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our food was some of the best in Costa Rica. We tried the grilled and breaded corvina, both were excellent. Sat on the patio and watched the afternoon clouds roll in. Service started off OK, but went downhill quickly when the rush came (right next to the bus terminal). The food was well worth the wait.

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St. Augustine, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ate here three times in three days! We went to their original location, and then later tried their new location, and then back to the original for breakfast our last day. Great local taste and very nice staff!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

There are several sabor tico in st. elena (owned by the same guy). We went to the "old" one next to the footballfield (and not the one the mall). The food is great and the prices are really cheap. The service is nice, but hardly speaks any english and you need to be patient. It is a small, cosy soda,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

There are several Sabor Ticos, I went the one in Santa Elena a little outside the center. The food was great and very delicious. The waiter however seemed rather uninterested and slow - and the place was empty. When I wanted to order a dessert, he simply brought the check. Overall the food is worth a visit, but make sure... More

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Every time we asked someone around town where we should eat, they told us Sabor Tico. Here's what you get: local/traditional fare, lots of choices/variety, good value, local flavor. The service is pretty slow, so expect to stay a while, but this is pretty typical too. Everyone in my family liked it -- we went there 2 or 3 times.

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Sabor Tico is the restaurant all the locals frequent. One meal will tell you why! Excellent food and fun location overlooking Santa Elena.

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Address: Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 5827
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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