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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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Ranked #11 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food and wine was great but pricey for the area. But that said, it was well worth it. We had appetizer, entree and dessert here and it was all good. The cheese plate had a good variety that paired well with white or red wine. I can't remember much about dessert except that I loved it. :) I would... More

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Fox Lake, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The owners told us they had only reopened 5 days before our visit. The food was very good, we had an appetizer of bread and local cheese from the Monteverde cheese company, and ordered pasta and a typical plate, both good also. The children of the restaurant owners were adorable, and the daughter, maybe 6 years old, visited us a... More

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Kingston, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ran out of time to visit the cheese museum so I was delighted to get to sample the cheese tray. The cheeses were delicious! We also had great steak and a good bottle of wine. They also have a good sampling of expensive alcohol. It wasn't cheap but it was worth it.

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94 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We were walking around Santa Elena and thought this looked like an ok place for dinner. The food was ok but nothing special. The staff were very friendly and the service was good

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

But the meal was really pretty mediocre. The restaurant has a prime location in the center of Santa Elena, but just wasn't that attractive.

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St. Louis
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138 reviews 138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

There are many restaurants in Monteverde. Our guide recommended three "sodas", which are places that serve traditional or "typical" Costa Rican cuisine. We tried all three, and ranked this one #3. The other two were Tico y Rico (which we ranked #1), and Sabor Tico (which we ranked #2). See my reviews of these latter two sodas. We went here... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews 121 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had steak dishes which where nice but the sides veggies and chips awful. Disappointing for such a nice steak and expensive

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

I had the special on xmas day. Admittedly I should have asked how much the special was. I had the pork ribs, which when BBQ'd were about $12. The rib (singular) was fatty, and cost 25 on the bill. They should have said this was so expensive, as the rest of the meal was decently priced. Feel somewhat cheated.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

After a long day travelling to Santa Elena we were thrilled to stumble across this gem. Super staff and marvellous meals.

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Titusville, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Had a group eat here and they were so accommodating. All the food was terrific and varied. Highly recommend the BBQ pork ribs and the deserts.

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