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Sabor Tico

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5827
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food here was okay, but not much more. After reading good things on TripAdvisor and lonely planet, we had dinner here. Service was kinda slow but friendly, but food took a while to come out - probably because it was a Saturday and quite busy! The food was well prepared but very, very oily. The chicken breast was tasty but... More 

Thank annejh
Allen, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed eating here to sample the local food (Rice, beans, plantains and protein). Our Vegan in the family was happy too. She especially enjoyed the pineapple fruit smoothie which the made with no extra sugar as requested. Service was a little slower then the US, but then again we need to learn to chill while on vacation. We would... More 

Thank Melanie S
Holden, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived about 5:45 with a beautiful view of the setting sun. Empty tables were plentiful, and we seated ourselves. The menu is quite extensive, of local style food. We ordered a chicken fajita and a beef burrito that came with salad. It took about 1/2 an hour before our food came. Both meals were well seasoned. However, the tortilla... More 

Thank Sande24
Saskatoon, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel had recommended eating here and it was one of the best suggestions! We loved it so much we actually ate three times over our 4 night stay. The food is great quality and at an amazing price. Highly recommend the horchata and tamales! Servers were all very friendly and helpful!

Thank Jesse D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our food at this restaurant. They are very busy. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table but it was worth it. Large portion of lovely Costa Rican food.

Thank Katie B
Gastonia, North Carolina
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our appetizers of corn tortillas with sour creme and guacamole were great. We then got pork for the main dishes and they tasted STRONGLY of fish. There is no doubt they fried it in the same oil as they had the fish of some other order. It was very unappetizing. Also the pork itself was not juicy at all, it... More 

Thank nakiko-nyanko
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was place is fantastic. Great local food, casual atmosphere, cold beers. Very convenient for those staying at any of the hotels just north of Santa Elena proper, although the second location would be perfect for those staying in the city center!

Thank Mmcall
Monteverde, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to eat typical Costa Rican food. Large menu. Friendly service. The fresh fruit juices are good. The food was prepared quite fast, it all came out at the same time, hot and tasty. My son loved his chicken burrito, I had the "casado" of grilled chicken. A dish of rice, beans, salad, cheese, tomato salsa and grilled chicken.... More 

Thank gomezduran12
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a good dinner place in town, this place gets a ton of tourists. We went to the one next to the soccer field and had amazing Tico food. This type of food is typically low on flavor and taste but they did a good job in getting us the best Tico food in the trip. We ordered Pork ribs,... More 

Thank Debdeep R
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No doubt Sabor Tico offers huge servings and is a bargain. My sea bass filet was very tender but so loaded with oil that I had to scrape it off and drain it on the side of my plate. French fries were stone cold and greasy when they arrived. Green salad was fresh and lightly dressed. Husband's meat stew was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5827

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?