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Sabor Tico

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 47
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  • 17
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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
Quick bite to eat

We were staying locally and walked into the town and decided to have a drink in the bar on the balcony to enjoy the view. The service was very good and were offered deals on drinks to save money also. We only ate a snack but it came out to us quickly and was very nice. Would recommend to all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jamesdavid1980
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  • Dining on a budget
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were staying locally and walked into the town and decided to have a drink in the bar on the balcony to enjoy the view. The service was very good and were offered deals on drinks to save money also. We only ate a snack but it came out to us quickly and was very nice. Would recommend to all.

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Smyrna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had lunch today at about 1400. We were given enough time to read the menus and then our order were taken. There was a short wait for the food but then it was excellent. I had the fish casado and there was enough for almost two meals. My wife had the fried pork with rice, beans and salsa. They... More 

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I think we may have been forgotten about. After several people that came in after us got their food before us we finally asked if our food was coming out. When we finally got it it seemed like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a long time. We ordered 3 different types of Gallos, from the recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to Sabor Tico twice - mostly because we could get decent food and drink for a reasonable price and have an awesome view of the town and mountains. We spent several hours on the patio watching the clouds roll off the mountains and dissipate before they reached us. The service was good, and the meals were very large... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Though the service was excellent, food offerings were average - nothing different to tempt the palate.

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This restaurant is very clean, the food is delicious and inexpensive. The mango smooths are wonderfully delicious. The server was pleasant & our dinner was promptly served. Excellent eatery for families.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For a tourist trap area, the food was pretty decent and prices cheap. Our waiter was just ok, (didn't speak English very well) but others seemed great.

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All over Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We liked the food, is traditional Costa Rican, very large menu. Food quality is good and service a little slow. If you want a change from the many pizza restaurants in the area, you may like the change here.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice food really with a lot of flavor, chicken was so tasty but the service was quite slow (15 min only to give us the menu).

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Go to the small Sabor Rico - not the large one on the second floor of the shopping centre. Small ST is more authentic, more traditional atmosphere. 3 starters (we couldn't decide on just 2!), 2 mains & 3 drinks came to 15500 colons (~£20). Friendly staff & awesome batifos banano!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?