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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

South American, Costa Rican
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Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Small restaurant with a great choice on the menu. Food was fresh and tasty and there was plenty of it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Small restaurant with a great choice on the menu. Food was fresh and tasty and there was plenty of it!

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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It's a small restaurant on a second floor. the place looks very nice and the people there are great. the food is really good. It's worth a visit.

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Alpine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Were referred here by the Selvatura Park travel office. Asked the waiter what would be the best in the red meat category and he highly recommended the steak with chimichurri sauce. The steak was tough and gristly and the chimichurri didn't taste like any I have had before. Kind of an artificial plastic taste. It was not a bargain, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lunch here was included as part of our zip-lining package. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent and each plate came with a personal message--excellent touch. Definitely would recommend eating here when in Monteverdi.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped in solo for a late night bite. I had a glass of wine and the steak chimichurri. Steak was OK but again, it's Costa Rica, you have to grade food on a curve. Chimichurri saved it and it was a qualty dish in preparation. I had the octopus which was a nice starter. Lovely people and I recommend stopping... More 

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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Touring Costa Rica it's not always easy to find a restaurant that offers local dishes (in an extended sense to include the larger region) food, at a refined level, for a reasonable price. We had the Sea Bass, one with Avocado sauce, and one more spicy with shrimps. The kids went for meatier dishes. Well prepared, presented and friendly service.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

LOVED this restaurant! We went here with our group tour. The food was delish. I had the Sea Bass with Avacado sauce4, and it was yummo !!! Love that they decorate the rims of the plates with colored food gels. So creative and so pretty. They had a decent wine list. The service was great. This is a second story... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The 4 of us had a wonderful dinner. I ate too fast to take any photos but believe me, it was a wonderful experience. We started with guac and chips and the 4 dips were perfect: cheesey warm, fresh and crunchy guacamole, a hotsy totsy jalopeno, and one more that disappeared too fast for my memory. Daughter had wine and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Food was excellent, service was extrodinary and all at a fair price! The restraunt is also in the heeart of town.....up on the second floor you have a good view of the town square....(really a triable below).

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a great meal at a reasonable price with great service. It was comfortable, clean, very tasty, and a great find. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican

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