We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food. Good selection. Fast service.” 4 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
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, International, Central American, Costa Rican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Saint Charles, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food. Good selection. Fast service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

If you are walking around the tiny triangle of Santa Elena you will find Tico y Rico. They speak reasonable English and have delicious food for good value. Service is friendly and prompt. It is the perfect lunch or dinner stop.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

164 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    83
    57
    20
    1
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Lunch menu is ismpler than dinner, but no less delicious! The service is amazing, friendly, timely and SINCERE. Seemed like locals also frequent the restaurant, which is always a good sign. I caannot underscore how friendly and helpful the everyone at Tico y Rico was. It is one of those places that make you jealous they are not in your own home town! MUST VISIT!!!!! And when the owners say "con mucho gusto"... you know they mean it. Gracias, Tico y Rico.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The Arroz con Pollo was delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not fancy at all. Great food. My friend had the casado which was also delicious. Friendly staff, lots of locals dining in there also. Nice authentic Costa Rican food.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent casados!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great food! Great service! I had the veggie casado and my husband had the fish casado....both were absolutely fantastic! Muchas gracias!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent basic Tico Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Tico food is lovely and this is a fantastic place to go for true true food.

Cracking for lunch and a basic snack. Quick and delicious.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde also viewed

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
 
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
 

Been to Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.