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“Good food, outragious dessert!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Morpho's

Restaurante Morpho's
50 metres Este of the Banco Nacional | Town Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
506-2645-7373
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Ranked #6 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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“Good food, outragious dessert!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Ate at Morphos for our last dinner in St. Elena near Monteverde and a great dinner. We had the shrimp with rice which was good, but a little skimpy on the shrimp. Chicken mushroom spaghetti in white sauce but smaller portion than I would have expected. The Chicken and Tortilla salad was fantastic and a super value as you can make two meals out of it and the quartered potatoes were simple but tasty and hit the spot...The coconut flan was very good but the best dessert I have ever had in my life was the homemade frozen peanut butter pie...it was so good, I ordered one to go the very next day..It was outrageous!

Nice ambience and a little more upscale than most restaurants in Costa Rica..

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Springs, Florida
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“My son loved the steak, I loved everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great view. Sit outisde for lunch, upstairs or even for dinner. Gorgeous view. Food excellent and reasonable. I got the chicken. Great service. Moderately priced (2 large lunches, couple beers, under $40).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food but over priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had good food and exceptional service. The decor is lovely more atmosphere than some local places and that is reflected in the prices. The sea bass was very well cooked and the chicken and rice a wonderful flavour with diced veggies and cilantro.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
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“Winner Winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We liked this place so much, we went there both nights in Santa Elena. The service was terrific, and the food outstanding. Great quality and value.

Visited January 2013
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“Tourist trap, expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I am writing this while in Morphus. I ordered a burger, all cosado out, others had pasta, and sub. 3 glasses juice. A bill of $36 US. The burger was just that, nothing with it! Pasta from a can or tasted like chef B and a sub with 2 slices of ham. Food is edible. That's it.
Pros. Nice looking restaurant and service was good, staff friendly and free wifi.
I never write reviews this quickly but wanted to save other travelers $$$.
We ate sabor Tico last night with good portion and prices. Local food. Skip this place or don't expect much. Buses come here. That should've told me something.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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