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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
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! Amazing service very local. Great prices!! Best place in town. I had the typical dishes, and the staff are very helpful in what you are interested in.

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Thank Richard A
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food at this place is delicious. We ordered the CASADO which is the typical plate in Costa Rica, they serve a lot, so much we couldn't finish it. Cost was around $6 dollars. Server was really friendly. I was going to leave a tip and they told me I didn't have to because the service charge was already included in... More 

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Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good inexpensive choice in a town that has only a few edible restaurants. The food is well above the fast food offerings in town and the staff is friendly. One of our party ordered a burger, don't do that. It wasn't close to what you might expect. Alternatively, we ordered a Beef Chalupa and several rice dishes... More 

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Thank Geof G
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was so good we ate here twice on a long weekend. The 'taco' was deep-fried and covered in shredded cabbage, sour cream and salsa and so good. The quesadillas tasted great too. All the prices were lower than I expected. Located right across from the bus station in the Commercial Center with five other restaurants, Sabor Tico is upstairs... More 

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Thank Jim M
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty good, plentiful, not terribly expensive typical Costa Rican food. Service on the slow side. Plenty of options for picky eaters, very family friendly. Otherwise unremarkable.

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Thank Laene
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were amazed at the prices so ordered a little more than usual, expecting small portions. Big mistake!

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Thank Blu C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the best things to do while on vacation is to eat great local food. This place is very affordable and has excatly what I was looking for, I had some Pollo Achiotado and wow, It was good. It is a little sweat with many of the local spices. Achiote is Annatto which gives it the red/orange color.

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Thank Josue S
Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value here, plentiful dishes, reasonable places, lots of choices of Costa Rican and "Latino" food. Good service. Two locations, we went to the one next to the football field twice. Loved it. Good watermelon juice.

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Thank Valernipi
Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered vegetarian casado - absolutely tasteless. It came with an old overcooked egg. Felt bad the whole day after. Besides the price was higher than for the option with meat. Apparently we picked the wrong place. There is another place called Soda Sabor Tica, just 5 min drive away which supposed to be very good. So make sure you don't... More 

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Thank Elena Y
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for lunch, and although I would agree the service is on the slow side, this did allow us to check out what other people were ordering. Decided as the portions seemed on the large side we would share a dish, which worked out well for us. Prices very reasonable, food is great, and the beer is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
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
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?