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Sabor Tico

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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New York City, New York
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Info: soda is a local diner. There's 2 locations, one solo and the other within a shopping mall. Both similar in food quality which is not great but not bad either. Choose the one in the mall: open space view, proximity to the bank and the supermarket= can kill 2 birds with one missile. For the money to sabor ratio,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Tour buses make ia must stop. Food is typical of local fare with rice and beans typical along with chicken and pork dishes. Beers are local and limited.

Thank Bruce D B
Amersham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dropped in for a quick lunch and selected from the 'fast food' section of the menu. Nearly an hour later the food finally arrived. Inevitably this clouded our view of the large portions of just above average food. The original branch in Santa Elena is much better!

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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is excellent and staff is very helpful. We ate arroz con pollo and casado con bistek, both were delicious. My portion was so huge that i could not eat it so i asked the waiter if there is a possibility to take it away. He came back with a small green box in a couple of minutes. The... More 

Thank klauka
Clifton Park, New York
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248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at Monteverde Rustic Lodge and this was conveniently located around the corner. Nice place for good, cheap food. We came here twice during our stay. The first time we were on the move so just split a ham and cheese sandwich and some guacamole ($9 total!). The second time we came for dinner. We had guacamole again... More 

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Westhampton, MA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's on the top floor of a commercial center that was mostly closed and half empty when I was there. It was a little crowded and noisy, but It was nice to eat on the porch, even though the view is... meh. There were a lot of fast foodish options and I was skeptical, but I had a table, so... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very unimpressed with the food. They were out of guacamole, the salsa served with fajitas tasted out of a jar. Maybe because it was Sunday nothing seemed fresh? Ceviche was easily the worst we've had here, rubbery and not much flavour. Chicken over cooked and also under flavoured. Service was fine. Guess we caught them on a bad... More 

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Conway, NH
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate an evening meal at Sabor Tico which was very good Costa Rican food with the plus of craft beer. When we ate lunch there later, we found the service very slow, even though we all ordered from the "fast food" section of the menu. But the chicken burrito was the best ever.

Thank Tesol4
Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was mostly good, including the cas (a drink I crave all the time in CR). The fish was perfect, but I had their specialty chicken dish wish is advertised as being tougher, but having flavor to make up for it. They are half right, it's tougher, but the flavor is lacking. Even if it was tender, it would... More 

Thank lesliefe
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved this little gem! I had the #10 & #28 recommended by the fabulous waitress. I loved the fruit drinks as well BlackBerry frozen Natural juice drink was fantastic!

Thank Chris D

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, 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?