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Sabor Tico

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Pizza, Costa Rican
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best Soda in town

If you want to eat with the local or like the local do not miss Soda Sabor Tico. It is by far the best local food in town. I love the gallos but you really can't go wrong here. The service can be a bit slow but just remember where you are, have a cold beer or nice batido and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat with the local or like the local do not miss Soda Sabor Tico. It is by far the best local food in town. I love the gallos but you really can't go wrong here. The service can be a bit slow but just remember where you are, have a cold beer or nice batido and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food here was fresh and tasty, just what you need after a long day of activities. It's also very reasonably priced, even for backpackers on a budget. They also cater for vegetarians - I recommend the vegetable rice. It was lovely sitting on the balcony overlooking the town too.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really good place to experience authentic costarrican food! We visited Sabor Tico in front of the soccer camp in Santa Elena. After a nice hike, we enjoyed having a Olla de Carne Soup and patacones con frijoles. My kids had Pollo a la plancha y a delicious Arroz con Pollo! Service was very good and prices very accesible!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant has a lot of great reviews so all the good ones outweigh the bad ones. That's why I went there. The service was extremely slow and it wasn't even busy at 3 in the afternoon. Seated right away and then the waiting began. First the 10 minute wait to order.....anything. So we ordered drinks and meals at the... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Sabor Tico was close to our hotel and we ended up going twice. The portions were very large- def enough to share. We ordered a variety of food and it was delicious both visits. The only issue was that the service was a little slow, but it appeared it was due to the lack of staff. ¡Pura Vida!

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CHANDLER, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Many menu options were between 7 and 10 dollars. Great food that has wide appeal and won't break the bank

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped here as part of our tour to Monteverde. It is a nice restaurant with outdoor, covered seating on the second floor. We had friend plantains our first full day in CR from a local soda, and after that, we were on the hunt for more. Nothing compared to the first ones at Palo Verde Boat Tour, but these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was good but just a little too much like the food I'm used to in the U.S. I had sea bass with french fries and salad. I'd definitely recommend this place for the view and great staff but I'd say order one of the traditional Costa Rican dishes. :)

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We thought this would be a good place to try Costa Rican food for the first time. I had a casado with pork chop; spouse had the arroz con pollo. We also had ceviche, which was okay but not great. He preferred the arroz con pollo at Morpho's, thought both were good. I very much liked the casado. Service was... More 

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Aptos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect from this restaurant which is upstairs in a shopping center. We were very pleasantly surprised by the tasty food and reasonable price, along with a pretty good view.

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Additional Information about Sabor Tico

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: Pizza, Costa Rican

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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: Pizza, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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