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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (23 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and delicious food. My eight friends and myself really enjoyed the food served here. Highly recommended!

Thank Jetzhao
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light bite on a chilly evening. The soups were wonderful, full of flavor and very satisfying. The yuca frita was crisp and not greasy. So glad we stopped here.

Thank Glenda K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tico y Rico was my best meal while visiting the Monteverde area- don't let the simple decor and somewhat quiet atmosphere fool you- the staff here are so friendly and the food was amazing- authentic Costa Rican dishes, big portion sizes and not overpriced at...More

Thank MFMoore88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice in two nights. Friendly service topped off the authentic and local food. Recommend as a good value eat

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Tico y Rico is located downtown and serves great food at reasonable prices. Several locals recommended it and we weren’t disappointed. It is a no frills establishment with a tv operated by the customers.

Thank J Z
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We visited here on the recommendation of our tour guide and it was well worth it . interesting menu with a good variety well cooked. . Juices were amazing .

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We only went to this place because of its good ratings but were very disappointed. Food (Casado and Gallo de pollo) took 5 minutes to arrive and that’s how it tasted: Clearly not fresh and we had much better casados at other places before. The...More

Thank SaritaKu
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Not a fancy restaurant but the food was very good. Modestly priced. Good margaritas and great service. We would recommend it for dinner in Santa Elena.

Thank greenmountains
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Maybe our experience wasn’t so great due to the low season and the fact that there was no one else there, but we didn’t like the venue that much. The food was ok, but not super tasty. The waiters were friendly though!

Thank Susan8433
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food nice place kind staff. In my opinion it is best for lunch. We ordered the CASADOS which is a grilled meat with rice beans fried egg salad banana and cheese. Everything tasteful. Enjoy Costa Riquense food!

Thank FBaiadori
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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