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Sabor Tico

Certificate of Excellence
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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Typical food at a good price. It's hard to find a place like this in the area, not expensive at all.

Thank Carolina J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very reasonable priced dinner for family! We enjoyed the view from the balcony and the food was excellent!

Thank luv4outdoors
Concord, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Sabor Tico! Good price for their meals with a great view! I loved my ceviche it was fresh and simple. My bf had their enchilada and it was good too! We came here twice and we were only in Monteverde for couple of days!

Thank Bikinifitmom
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a traditional meal and were not disappointed! I had arroz cantones and patacones con frijoles molidos, and really enjoyed every bite of both meals it got me! Nice atmosphere, although a little on the cheesy side. I believe they have two locations in Monteverde; we ate at the one by the soccer field.

Thank Erin B
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our driver, who is a native Costa Rican and has lived in the area for 24 years. THANK YOU ED! Typical Costa Rican (Tico) food at the locals price. Fun atmosphere sphere, kind staff who speak English and the food tastes great! I had a typical Tico chicken dish called Cadado that comes... More 

Thank jilldenton
Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pouring rain and windy, this place on the top floor with a great view and decent food, typical of costa rica was fine after a day of hiking. shrimp, pico de gallo, and steamed veggies...just mix them up and ask for some garlic and pepper...you have a great tasting meal. Get a spinach omlette with hamburger, mix it... More 

Thank brad j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to the smaller Sabor Tico (next to a football field in Santa Elena)! The food is excellent and 100% tico style in both places but I found the smaller Sabor even more charming and with an even more local feel to it. Not to mention the charming waiter there - who I believe should have his own fan page... More 

Thank Magdalena K
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want down home, "what the locals eat" Costa Rican (Tico/Tica) food, this is my favorite in Santa Elena, Monteverde, home of the mountain rain forests. Be sure to try the Lizano spicy sauce, a home-grown favorite.

Thank PeterMuldavin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and priced perfectly. Kids say the quesadillas and hamburgers were amazing, my wife and I shared some great fajitas, and the mango batidas were to die for. Fun location with a view over the town as well.

Thank Cory D
Ringgold, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby got the veggie sandwich, he said was good. I had the vegetables with rice. I wasn't familiar with all the veggies on my plate, but it was quite good & very filling.

Thank happygapeach

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?