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“Nice experience for a family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde
Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas | Santa Elena, Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8320 5666
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Description: We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky Adventures Offoce, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados and gallo pinto. We give each customer a real typical experience, great taste, spices and flavors. We also serve pastas, meats, seafood at an excellent price.
Pittsburgh, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice experience for a family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had a pleasant experience at this restaurant recently. Our server was particularly friendly and we found the food to be very good. Everything was made fresh and hot. Our group included a 4 year old and the staff was very welcoming to him. It is right on the busy main street of St. Elena, and the outside is not too fancy, but clean and welcoming. Skip the treehouse, which IS interesting, but go for the delicious food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Midland, Texas, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great local flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

After a fun day ziplining and hiking at Monteverde, this meal was outstanding!! The staff was very pleasant and the food was delicious!! Highly recommend

Visited April 2013
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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very accommodating!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stopped in at this place after a long day with our young children (4 and 2). There was a bit of a language barrier but between my spanish and our waiter's english - we got there and he was very patient. They were very accommodating with ensuring the meal was not to spicy for our kids and they were very happy and playful with them. The food was quite good and overall we had a nice time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Schenectady, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Terrible vegetarian food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you're looking for vegetarian food, don't come here. They basically served us frozen vegetables with a can of tomato sauce on soggy corn tortillas and called it dinner. It was soooo disappointing after all the good food we'd had in Costa Rica.

Visited April 2013
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Amherst, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good basic Costa Rican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I suspect that some of the other choices offered more varied cuisine at a higher price. But we were enjoying ordering casado in different restaurants during our trip. This version was very good. The service was friendly and prompt. The restaurant is located in the center of Santa Elena.

Visited February 2013
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