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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 28, 2020

We were received and attended by Frank. He was very polite and friendly. The service and food were great. We really enjoyed our dinner there.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 25, 2020

We liked it so much we ate here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. The casados (Costa Rican large-plate meals) are huge and delicious – we couldn't even finish everything. They give you a huge maduro (plantain) instead of just one little piece....You can dine outdoors on the patio or inside, and at sunset the views are great since the restaurant is on the 2nd floor. The décor is very appealing as it highlights traditional Costa Rican culture. The service is very attentive and the restaurant is super-clean. And the prices are unbelievably low. The menu is extensive – something for everyone here, but we recommend the grilled fish casado. The corn tamal (our second visit we got one casado and one corn tamal and had plenty of food) was good too. As I'm writing this review from home, I'm wishing I could be having dinner there tonight. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

If you want authentic, local Costa Rican food, this is the place to go. The casado is just like what ticos eat at home, and there's a great view of the sunset from the outside tables. This place is essentially in a strip mall, but...don't let that put you off.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

We were told by our local Zipline guide, that if we wanted local food to go to Sabor Tico. We totally enjoyed our dinner. We had the plantains pancakes French fries, that comes with 3 dipping sides. So different and so good. We also had...a children dish. There was the fresh pineapple frozen fruit drink, and it was fabulous.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant had great Casado. Fair prices and good food Wish we had more time to try some other options

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

We went there twice for supper because of positive reviews I read on Trip advisor. The food was excellent and so was the service. Our waiter was quite friendly and attentive. The gilled fish in garlic is quite tasty. The sunset views are a bonus.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

My wife and I decided to eat at Sabor Tico after we were back from our hiking tour for the whole day. We were disappointed from the minute we sat down but we were so tired to look for another restaurant. It looked like they...were not so enthusiastic about their own business. We had much better food in other places in Downtown Santa Elena. Rice and beans, fried plantain, and either chicken, beef or pork is the main dish anywhere you go in Costa Rica. So the only thing which can make it different from place to place is the quality of the food which was so poor at Sabor Tico. The service was also not so good either. The waiter left us through the entire time we were there without asking us if we needed anything. A general rule of thumb, always choose a restaurant with lots of customers and even waiting time before you can be seated. If I'm in Monte Verde Costa Rica again, Sabor Tico will be my last option.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Good service. Ceviche was solid. Auntie’s Chicken” was dry as chalk and not much meat on it. Wrestling and boxing on the Tv didn’t help the vibe. Kind of left feeling like there was quite a bit to be desired. Overall “meh” experience. 3/5.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We visited Sabor Tico after recommendation from locals. Food was tasty and prices low. Waitress explained us costarican food in detail :)

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Went here on recommendation but was underwhelmed. Nothing wrong with the food (I suspect trad Costa Rican fayre probably isn't my thing, bland in comparison to some other C American countries), generous portions, quick service. Located slightly out of central triangle in Santa Elena opposite...bus station - not glamorous or worth walking if you're staying far from it. Fine if you're close by & hungry.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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The prices are around $5-$8 per dish but comes with a lot of food. We found this place to be the best food for the price in Monteverde. If you check out the prices on their photos of the menu just divide the price by 568.5... More
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Annie - Monte Verde ( Santa Elena) is not near any beachs but in the mountains. The closest beach would be at least a 4 hour drive. The roads in the area are mainly dirt and can be very rutty and pot holed. Also the roads in... More
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