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Restaurante Mar y Tierra

Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, South American
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Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My group of 12 travelers from the Costa Rica Monkey Tours just finished an exhilarating experience ziplining at Monteverde cloud forest. Our guide and driver took us to Santa Elena and we had lunch at this gem of a place. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of a commercial building. The decor was local and charming, paintings by... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at this family restaurant. The rice with shrimp and rice with chicken were very good, amongst the best we have had in costa rica. The pasta for kids was also excellent. Great service and overall a lovely experience. Well recommended.

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Thank Tomer J
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This restaurant is open-air, located upstairs. I liked the atmosphere a lot. We went once for lunch and once for dinner. The portions are large and we ended up sharing one dish on our second visit. Very good food and service.

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Thank C-Line1986
Naples, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had a delightful lunch here with a couple we met on a hike in Curi Cancha reserve. The restaurant can only be described a cute. It’s upstairs above the Jimenez Bakery and is bright sunny with good people watching windows. We had a beautifully served very nice lunch. The presentation was lovely and it had a very relaxed, friendly... More 

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Thank Patrick H
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Our cab driver recommended this restaurant for us after our night tour. It is a cute restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Main Street in Monteverde. My friend and I shared a bottle of wine and the cheese plate to start. We each had fajitas and the meat was delicious. I would highly recommend dining here.

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Thank Leslie E
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to eat as part of a tour. The service was quick, the staff was wonderful And the food was delicious! Very reasonable prices as well. There are several restaurants in the area as well, but would greatly recommend this one!

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Thank Jannette T
Bellflower, CA
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The restaurant is a little bit more upscale in terms of price and dishes, but the food is very tasty and the service is solid. They decorated our plates with beautiful flowers made of food-colored mayo. Pretty neat! I got a surf n turf combo with steak and shrimp. Good stuff. The only downside is that I believe the vegetables... More 

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Thank Jennifer T
Orlando, Florida
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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here based on the recommendation from our bus driver. We were not disappointed. Quick service and big portions. Two of us got the Arroz Pollo and loved it. The burrito was great too. Get some dessert too! They do take Mastercard here and you can pay in dollars.

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Thank Bob A
Mission Viejo, California
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123 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The portions are large, the prices are reflective of that compared to other smaller restaurants. This one is tucked in upstairs. It was clean and had attentive service. There is traditional CR cuisine as well as fresh fish on the menu. I enjoyed my dish of chicken, rice and beans.

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Thank Journalingrox
Mississauga, Canada
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66 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We had lunch in this second floor restaurant sort of hidden in the main street. Good food, nice service and value for money - a good recommendation by Fransisco of Monkey Tours

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, Santa Elena 2761-1603, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?