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Sabor Tico

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Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5827
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 41
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  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just like your Mama!

What a terrific authentic gem of a find in Monteverde! Our hotel host said just walk 100 meters and you will find the best tico food, and he was right. Pan sautéed garlic sea bass, tender and oh so very fresh made by our server's mama" in the kitchen. By no means expensive, I watched various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Cheryl G
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a terrific authentic gem of a find in Monteverde! Our hotel host said just walk 100 meters and you will find the best tico food, and he was right. Pan sautéed garlic sea bass, tender and oh so very fresh made by our server's mama" in the kitchen. By no means expensive, I watched various plates come out all... More 

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Casados we had (I had the grandmother's special chicken, husband had the pork ribs) were delicious, very flavorful. They came with very generous portions. We liked it so much we went back a few days later. The fruit juices were great, as well as ceviche and tamales. Even though they were busy the service was good. Much better prices... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great dinner her our first night in Santa Elena. We had Sopa da Olla (beef soup), Palmito Salad, Arroz con Veggie , Corn Cake and Chicken Fajitas. The service was slow but the food was worth the wait. The house wine was fine and a generous pour. Definitely recommend it.

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Richmond, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent meal here. It's slightly outside of town but not too far to walk. We tried some local specialties and were very pleased. Nice outside seating.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We went here on the recommendation of a local. Food was good, service was attentive and the atmosphere was great. We were there for a late dinner, but can imagine that the views would be good during the day.

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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Just steps away from my lodging, was this wonderful treat. Great food, excellent service and casual, relaxing outdoor tables. A perfect small treasure away from the mainstream.

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Joliet, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We spotted this place on the second floor of the shopping plaza across our hotel. We had just arrived to Santa Elena and we were starving so we decided to give this place a try. Wow, it did not disappoint! My sister had a tamale and I had a hamburger. I have to say, that was one of the best... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was our first stop in Santa Elena, and it did not disappoint. My husband had a chicken burrito, and I had the chicken quesadilla both were served with local flair and were delicious. The staff was friendly, offered up suggestions on near by attractions and was bilingual (English & Spanish).

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Puslinch, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had fajitas and Imperial beer. The quality of food and service was equivalent to an average chain road house style restaurant back home. It certainly was a popular spot for local couples and families on a Saturday evening around 8pm.

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New York City, New York
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79 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were walking down the street when we saw this restaurant on the second floor of the mall in Santa Elena, Costa Rica, right on the corner. We went in and I liked the fact that it was full of local people as well as tourists. The food was good, fresh and they have big portions and it was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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