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Tico y Rico Monteverde

$$ - $$$Latin, ,
Main Street | diagonal of the municipality, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5204
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“casado” (40 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | diagonal of the municipality, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The prices and food here aren't great but are definitely good. Their natural drinks were very tasty. The service was pretty good.

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here a few times while I was in Monteverde and the casados are fantastic value. They were really filling with a choice of meat, fish or veg with rice, beans, fried egg, cheese, plantain, salsa and tortilla for about $7. The natural juice...More

Thank LucyH81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well-priced restaurant. The Costa Rican dishes are very tasty and the portions are generous. This is a good spot for lunch in Santa Elena.

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A typical place providing good service, typical food at a reasonable price. Nice venue, mostly full.

Thank nettads
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of seven adults had a great dinner experience at Tico Rico. The atmosphere is very clean, spartan and diner-like. The service is attentive, and MOST IMPORTANT, the food is just great! My wife and I shared a Sea Bass with Shrimp Sauce and...More

Thank Ananta M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The night we went they were turning people away since they were expecting a large group. The food was typical Costarician and very tasty. Portions were fine and filling. We both had the grandma's special chicken.Price is very reasonable as well.

Thank oc323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with great food. I had the fish casado. It was my favorite casado plate I've had the 8 days I have been in Costa Rica.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed August 11, 2017

I love nachos, and the ones here were excellent! I would go back here for them in a heartbeat! The food here wasn't unreasonably priced. This is a sit-down restaurant- they come and take your order at your table. Definitely authentic Costa Rican food.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed August 11, 2017

We came here for dinner and really enjoyed it. The food was well cooked and very reasonably priced, with a good choice of local dishes. The service was friendly and quick. I had the rice with chicken which was delicious.

Thank Cas97
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Recommended to us by our hotel, we were given a card that gave us free, excellent juice drinks with our meal. The menu is a mix of traditional and American-style foods with big portions, tasty cooking and very reasonable prices. Felt like restaurant quality at...More

1  Thank DaveyT4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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 | diagonal of the municipality, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5204
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We are located in the heart of Monteverde , Santa Elena down town, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados
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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