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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Most recent review
- Mar 13, 2014
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45 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Poway, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

... and I mean that sincerely. The food is prepared and presented with care and creativity. The quality of every dish was excellent. The place is clean, with white tablecloths, is indoors (and being indoors is actually a nice change of pace!), and sets a standard that very few places in rural Costa Rica will even attempt to emulate. However,... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Chose this on the back of other comments here and it was fantastic. Quiet but with excellent menu choice even for vegetarians. Our children absolutely loved it, do end your meal with a hot chocolate, a real treat. We all chose different menu items but all of us loved what we chose. Comfortably the best meal we have had in... More

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Set above the bakery, this restaurant lets you look over the main street and dine in a relaxed comfortable manner. The food is good and reasonably priced and the atmosphere quiet and homely. The service was laid back and very Tico but still good. Not the place if you want a lively, noisy dining experience

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