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.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Tico y Rico Monteverde

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, South American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5204
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

299 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 200: English reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Order off of the "lunch" side of the menu. It isn't really lunch it's just more "typical" food--the beef with sauce is amazing. It doesn't say that it comes with rice, black beans, plantains, cheese, salad and a dices green vegetable I don't know. Totally local, totally great. Bonus--only English speakers in the restaurant. Great fun:

Helpful?
Thank JFKforinternational
MURRYSVILLE
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a nice casual dinner here. Good food and reasonably priced. Comfortable atmosphere. The tres leches cake was divine.

Helpful?
Thank Patience F
Israel
Level Contributor
43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was any special in this restaurant. The design actually not exist, the service was not helpful and not friendly. Dishes were without taste. Better ask another place

Helpful?
Thank Michael M
Maryland
Level Contributor
191 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many restaurants in Monte Verde to choose from - this was our choice and it was good food and good service at a good price. We picked it because it was on the main road and we saw many locals inside - always a good sign.

Helpful?
Thank Alison M
Fairview, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The delicious food arrived very quickly, before we could even finish our first beer. the guacamole was fantastic. Service was great, very attentive and nice servers.

Helpful?
Thank jjmoller333
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Filling portions,tasty food,reasonable prices, friendly and helpful service. Went for lunch. Great mixed salad and nachos.

Helpful?
Thank Bob O
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Fantastic staff and one of the best ham/cheese sandwich in Costa Rica!!! We did a night tour and were so exhausted/hungry....nothing seemed to be open until we saw this beacon of hope! What a great surprise....ate there several times.

Helpful?
Thank longhornhippie
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The vegetarian casada was excellent! Large portions! I will go again before I leave! The atmosphere was relaxed and casual.

Helpful?
Thank MasterElectrisista
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal here and lovely staff. Extensive menu but we went with a delicious chicken fajita and a huge yummy veggie fajita - has more vegetarian options than most places also.

Helpful?
Thank Littles115
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I liked this place because it offered good food and a wide variety of dishes (local cuisine) at affordable prices. I also liked the service. Recommended for travelers who want to try local dishes

Helpful?
Thank Daniela G

Travelers who viewed Tico y Rico Monteverde also viewed

 
Santa Elena, Monteverde
Santa Elena, Monteverde
 

Been to Tico y Rico Monteverde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 2645 5204
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tico y Rico Monteverde staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?