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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
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steaks and food but a weird atmosphere and long wait for food. Would recommend for authentic taste anytime though.

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Thank Chris E
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our driver recommend this place and we saw that it was recommended in TA as well so we went, it's a nice local restaurant , the service was very slow we had to wait 15 minute till someone get our order ( well there were a big group here) the food was okay we had better experience with Costa Rica... More 

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Thank Boopie06
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't think of anything to say about this place other than it is a typically ordinary tourist eating place. When we left we weren't hungry, but I honestly cannot remember what we had. I felt that even though it wasn't very expensive, I hadn't really got value for money. service is desultory, but normal in this sort of place.

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Thank Paul T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver recommended Tico y Rico when we arrived into town. Glad he did! Very unassuming restaurant, but great menu. In addition to local fare, the menu had a little bit of everything from steaks and pasta to kids food and seafood. The cook, who also took our orders and ran our bills, did a great job. Our party of... More 

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Thank LO M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and dinner at this restaurant , it was very tasty and the waiters went out of their way to help us. Both times there were few customers, but that's really a shame with such good food! I had a veggie fajita, and my kids had hamburgers and spaghetti , all great!

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Thank Martine C
South America
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454 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Aidan80
Austin, Texas
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank gregaustex
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Matt J
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank peripatetic845
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, International, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
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.

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