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Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5827
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Ranked #4 of 26 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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Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Although initially hesitant due to the corny-sounding name of the restaurant, we visited the location by the "Plaza de Deportes" (i.e. the soccer field) on two occasions (dinner, lunch). We had the olla de carne, chifrijo, gallo de arracache, chicken burrito, taco de carne, guacamole, yucas, and arroz con leche. Everything was excellent. Many of the dishes were served with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sabor tico sits up on the second floor of a building, overlooking part of Monteverde. It's a pretty cool view and you can either sit inside or on the terrace. I ordered the casado bistec and it was phenomenal. Big portion size and delicious. I also got a papaya milkshake which was also very good. The servers were friendly and... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Before eating at Sabor Tico, my opinion of Costa Rican food over the last 10 days (my first trip here) had been "meh," but Sabor Tico changed all of that! I just ate here an hour ago, and I'm already looking forward to going back tomorrow and trying another dish! Today I had the tamale for an appetizer, the pork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food was really good and fresh. The service was fast and the prices were quite cheap. They had a nice menu of drinks and smoothies. Really good place to try local cuisine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's a nice place to hang out but I didn't enjoyed the food at all. It's cheap but not tasty. I would come back only for drinks.

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Montreal
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We had arroz con pollo and pork ribs. Food was fresh and tasty, service was good. There is free in the lot. Definetly would come back to try arroz cantones.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Whether you are "tico", or mexican, french, american, dutch, british, canadian, etc, this is a MUST to taste the best dishes of costa Rican food. Highly recomendable!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were staying near central Santa Elena and were looking for an affordable sit-down dinner. There are not too many restaurant options within walking distance of the town center, and if you are looking for Costa Rican food then your options are even more limited, making Sabor Tico stand out even more. If I am ever in Monteverde again, I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are certainly more rugged or inexpensive restaurants in Costa Rica but Sabor Tico was a great dinner for us. We each had different variations of the Casado beans and rice dish. There appeared to be locals eating in the restaurant when we were there. There is a second location toward Santa Elena by the soccer field.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This probably is one of the best value local restaurants in Monteverde. Most of the restaurants in Monteverde are generally over priced for the quality of food. Sabor Tico by far has the best local food at affordable price. We been here couple times and had "Casada con gallina (Chicken cooked with anatto)", "Casado con pescado (Fish Fillet - Sea... More 

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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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