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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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240 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here as part of a Costa Rica Monkey Tours group after visiting the Monteverde Biological Reserve (see review). The restaurant is located on the second floor above the Jimenez Bakery. Got to admit, placing it above a bakery was either serendipity or a brilliant business move. As we were walking to the restaurant the bakery was baking fresh... More 

Thank RedDevil1504
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place above the street was a great family run establishment that serves fantastic food ( the steaks were delicious ) ice cold beer and cracking home made mojitos. They had some lovely original paintings for sale adorning the walls,as a group of 10 we loved it and would definatly return and recommend it.

Thank oakley 56
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank beltron59
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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 

Thank Patrick H
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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!

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 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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.

Thank Bob A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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?