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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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Santa Cruz, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sabor Tico was highly recommended by many locals and for good reason. We were extremely delighted by the food we experienced. They offer excellent traditional dishes. I chose the chicken fajitas. Very tasty. The chicken was flavored extremely well. My husband chose the rice with shrimp. It was also excellent. I chose that for myself the next time we went.... More 

Thank Nicole R
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not great, not terrible. My husband really liked the ceviche, I got the arroz vegetariano. Again, it was okay. For the price I can't complain, but I wouldn't go back unless I was back in Santa Elena and strapped for cash.

Thank Crystal C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend skipping this place for the Green restaurant next door. The service here was just ok- we didn't like our food and the server did not care. We ordered #25. Do not get this if you don't like 4 hunks of pork thrown into a fryer with no seasoning and no salt. The hearts of palm salad was... More 

Thank Bellasaxx
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend Sabor Tico for a good tico experiencia. Try the casado, ceviche, tortilla con queso! The portions are Big and delicious.

Thank Evelyn O
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves typical local food, which seems freshly made. The fresh fruit drinks are excellent! The service is good. The food is very cheap, so don't expect the highest quality. You just get the quality of food that you are paying for. Overall we had a good experience having dinner at this place.

1 Thank Ivy H
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dinner with the friends on the trip and this was a great find. The menu was extensive and reasonably priced. I opted for the old favorite quesedellas (beef) and they were the best I'd had in 4 weeks traveling around Central America. Worth a visit!

1 Thank Lee337337
Costa Rica
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87 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this place so we decided to stop. We didn´go to any other place in Santa Elena because it was just delicious. The meals portions are big, the natural drinks are really good, the also offer local beers and the prices are really affordable. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Recomended!!

Thank josevalerio
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Natural juices were great. Setting tries to appeal to the American tourist...they've almost sold their soul.

Thank Stacy W
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had incredibly friendly wait staff and a nice location (albeit a bit hard to navigate at first). I ordered the mondongo (beef tripe soup) and was very disappointed. The tripe was decent but the soup was a cheap, flavorless tomato paste base that I didn't much care for. I should have been more conservative as my girlfriend's food... More 

Thank Spencer L
Trinity, Florida
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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked the hotel staff where would they recommend eating. They said Sabior Tico. They did not disappoint. Chicken fajitas were very good. Quesadialla were very good as well. Staff was friendly. Very reasonable prices. Walk up the hill from Santa Elana was very steep. A good workout before dinner.

Thank Lou F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?