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Tico-Mex: A Unique blend of Tex-Mex spice and local fresh ingredients. Fresh food prepared when you order! Local ingredients whenever possible! Small foot print! Good social stewardship! Competitive employment opportunities, and excellent customer service! We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products! If we don't meet your expectations, please let us know and we make it right! Big Food! Big Love!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Costa Rican, Mexican
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

This is a truly wonderful place to eat and return to. The food is excellent and inexpensive. The staff are truly characters

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

This place was really hopping when we popped in for dinner. The tacos were fine, and there are great vegan and vegetarian options. But 100% of the people eating there were American tourists. So if you don't mind that, this is a great dinner place.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

The tomatillo green salsa was excellent with the crunchy tortilla chips. The Baja tacos with tempura avocado as the Star ingredient were outstanding!! The cinnamony rich horchata was a special taste treat.

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

Kind of a disappointment. It is high season but expected better service. We asked the waiter for water three times The tacos were cold when they did arrive. We also asked for spicier salsa and that never came. You can do much better in this...town than hereMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Our tour guide recommended Taco Taco for lunch. It was just great! There was a nice selection of draught beers. The menu had a lot of interesting and different choices, so we ordered different items and shared them. Not one disappointment! Portions were nice and...big for this hungry group! Highly recommend!More

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

We loved the food here. A little disappointed by the portion size, so it's expensive for what you get. Drinks were delayed and there was some confusion if our order had even been put through. Seems a little manic. Would go back though as it...was lovely.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

A nice restaurant with an excellent vibe but not quite up to expectations. As a group of 7 there were several good dishes and some that were only so-so. The pork taco was good but the ceviche taco needed a bit of bite. The margaritta...was good although everything was on the expensive side.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Lots of atmosphere with plenty of choice of tex mex food, with a great selection of wines beers and cocktails. We visited for a drink at lunchtime and the came back for dinner, always very busy.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere; highly recommend. We know some US students who live in Monteverde for whom this restaurant is their "go to," with very good reason.

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

This place is affordable and delicious!!! After enjoying the free chips and salsa and variety of tacos we had to ask if the owner was from the states, and sure enough! Not just the states, but from Texas, of course!!! Great vibe at this corner...spot on the main triangle of Santa Elena/Monteverde. Awesome draft beer and an incredible variety of sauces at all spice levels. Also really enjoyed the Watermelon Lime and Mint fresca as well. If you are in Monteverde, this place is a MUST!!! I promise you that you won't find free chips and salsa anywhere else in that area!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Sandra C
October 21, 2019|
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Response from ShannonS3064 | Property representative |
All of our prices are listed on the menu. It sound alike your ordered a San Peligrino imported soda which is a higher priced item than most alcoholic beverages at $6 each. Then two sodas would have been $2.50each with which... More
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LynnN197
June 17, 2018|
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Yes we do. We ahve menu items and well as the option to switch any protein for portablello mushrooms. Just ask your server.
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