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Sabor Tico

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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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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Puyallup, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I received a recommendation for this delicious restaurant from one of the local people. And it is one of my all time favorites anywhere. The food and the ambiance was a delightful experience. I recommend it to everyone I know. Visit Monteverde just to eat here.

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Thank LoriF309253
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This unassuming road side restaurant serves some of the best local food we had while in Costa Rica. We ordered typical Tican lunch dishes - casados - and horchata - a Latin American drink with a rice milk base. They were delicious! The restaurant is small, open air, without AC so it was quite warm on a sunny, humid day,... More 

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Burbank, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the tip from two different cab drivers and ended up at Sabor Tico. What a find! Ended up having multiple meals here. Food is EXCELLENT and service was good for our large party of nine. Get food that is twice as good as downtown St. Elena at better prices. What is not to love. Wish there was a... More 

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Thank EagleRockMike
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cold beer, excellent Costa Rican food but also plenty of options for our less adventurous 13 year old, excellent view and atmosphere, delightful service.

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Thank Fegleys
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Monteverde restaurants are on the pricey side but Sabor Tico is the best restaurant on a budget. Delicious food and definitely feels more authentic then the rest.

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two locations for Sabor Tico near Monteverde. One is in Santa Elenas and the other is in Perro Negro. The menu is the same at both. However, the service and ambiance is better in Perro Negro. The restaurant in Perro Negro is down the hill from Hotel Cipreses and over looks a very busy soccer field. You can... More 

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Thank AftonAmy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was average..I asked for a salad. I got a lettuce with ketchup ,disappointing finish to a wonderful evening

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Thank Boaz O
Galveston, Indiana, United States
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the upstairs of a seemingly new strip mall - I felt like I was stepping out of Costa Rica and into a small city in the US. But the food was Tico to a "T". The offered good typical CR food with an easy to use menu!

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Thank Jenny L
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Sabor Tico experiences were in the basic restaurant just outside town, not the restaurant in the town center. The meals were authentic, tasty, and well presented, and showcased Costa Rican typical meals. I went back for more, it was that good. The meat and vegetable stew (more like a soup) was outstanding, as were the tamales and the Casado.

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Thank Randal T
Farmington, New Mexico
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price this place was great! The food was tasty and it was close to our hotel. The service was very very slow though. We were the only ones there for an early lunch and only saw our waiter when he brought drinks then food. The bargain made up for it so I'd recommend stopping here if you want... 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, South American
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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