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Restaurante Tico y Rico Monteverde

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Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, International, South American
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Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8320 5666
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was definitely the pick of the 2 typical restaurants we ate at in Santa Elena. Good food and service.

Thank Aidan80
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was hoping for better after reading some recent reviews. Our food was not bad, just not great either. We tried various Casado plates and left with full bellies, but no enthusiasm to return.

Thank gregaustex
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great resteraunt authentic Costa Rican good available. Good service and excellent quality steaks, chicken soups and cascade.

Thank Matt J
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good Tico food and very popular with travelers and locals. Wide selection of choices on the menu.

Thank peripatetic845
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical food, good price. clean and healthy. friendly staff and fast service. no a/c but you are at the top of the mountain. A lot of food for the money

Thank vromeo56
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant with my extended family (11 of us in total from 12-70 years old). Everyone found something on the menu that they liked (great variety!) and everyone was very pleased with their meal.... No small feat! The food was all served within seconds of each other, fresh from the kitchen. Great food and really reasonable prices. Probably... More 

Thank Caretreff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened on this wonderful restaurant by chance (after the Tree House, which was recommended to us, was full) and are so glad we did! On top of the delicious, typical Costa Rican fare and jugos naturales, they had great seafood and chicken soups that we were just the way to get warm on a coldish night. Friendly and quick... More 

Thank biggreencane
Jacksonville, Florida
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal at Tico y Rico. I had a casado with steak and my husband had another steak meal. My meal was one of my favorites from our whole trip. We also had ceviche, which was fantastic. As we sat down, they also told us the wifi password, so that was nice. My only complaint about the... More 

Thank Kristi6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

After having eaten at a few soda's In Costa Rica that were absolutely incredible, we were pretty disappointed with this place. The food was so-so, a bit bland, and more expensive than other simular places. Staff were ok but not very nice.. the nicest person was the lady who looked after the bills. Won't return, will check out others in... More 

Thank kat_with_a_k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped there right when we got to Monteverde and they sat us immediately. The food came out quickly and was pretty tasty. They staff were attentive and even gave up print out a of sights and things to do while we were there. It is located downtown and is an easy walk from the laundry and the super market.... More 

Thank Arlo86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, International, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 8320 5666
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?