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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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About
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, Bar
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 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed al pastor, fish and vegetarian tacos in green mole. Generous portions, Mexican slaw was fresh and delicious, chips light and crispy and salsas on point. Kids loved the frozen mint limeades as well as the chocolate mint and mango/passion fruit gelato. Service was...fast and friendly. Come here for a tasty and easy meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tacos, beer and ambiance. Great vibe. The restaurant is off the beaten path just a bit but is so much fun. Lots of local craft brews too

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taco Taco was one of favorites for lunch while in Monteverde. The avocado and pork tacos were our favorites. The dipping sauce with the burrito was so good. And the margaritas were perfect- not too sweet. And the service was awesome-both bartender and wait person...were prompt and cordial. I highly recommend this place!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant so much we went twice while we were there. Spectacular view , and amazing food. They specialize in smoked meats. Everyone in our group loved their food and we have a large group of 13.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent and enjoyed too many margaritas while waiting out a rain storm!!! Atmosphere is cute but casual. Outdoor, covered seating available too. I had chilaquiles and it was delicious!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun, tasty, and friendly place to go for good food and drink. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available. The camaraderie of the staff is fun to watch! Pura Vida!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the fried avocado tacos!! SO GOOD! The spicy margs were also on point :) And the place is really cute!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Liz F, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really appreciate your review! Thanks for coming by to check us out and so happy you enjoyed everything! 🌮🧡

Reviewed May 26, 2022

Really enjoyed the food. Great veggie options and very friendly staff. Really enjoyed would be even better at night.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2022

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Postive reviews help us stay motivated and keep us relevante and visible on key sights. I know this seems impersonal or even superficial, but honestly it has a huge impact for us! Thank you...More

Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

We went here with low expectations, and holy crap did this place blow our minds. These were phenomenal tacos (not just for where the location is but in general). The ceviche tacos were unreal and the Al Pastor, amazing. Truly worth the trek to monteverde...just for theseMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

Thank you so much for the shout out! We work hard every day to make real food for real people. Your effort speaks volumes to us. Thank you!

Reviewed May 24, 2022

We were in a rush to get to a night rainforest walk and informed the staff when we arrived to prevent any issues. It took them forever to serve our drinks. It became obvious that they forgot about our order when another waiter came up...to us and asked what we wanted. I can forgive sub-par service but unfortunately the tacos we order were as dry as the Sahara desert. The drinks were good though!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

It sounds like we droped the ball. I am so sorry to hear that you didnt enjoy the food. If you had let us know we would never have charged you! we offer a 100% satisfaction guarentee on all of our products and services. Come...More

Reviewed May 23, 2022 via mobile

My husband LOVED it. It is his favorite place to eat in Monteverde. I had the Baja Del Mar ( I think) burrito with sea bass. I can’t get the taste or smell of old fish from my mouth. Perhaps there is a better day...for fish in Monteverde. Hoping it doesn’t get me sick. I slathered it in sauces to try to cover the fishy scent. The coast is right there y’all! Get some fresher fish.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

Wow, I am sorry that you didnt enjoy your meal. Did you let your server know that there was a problem? We have a 100% Satisfaction guarentee on all of our products and would have offered a new option or no charge for the plate....More

Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Life changing Tacos. The Pork El Pastor was the best taco I’ve ever had, and I’ve been eating tacos for 65 years. Excellent Margaritas and a wonderful view make this spot a can’t miss.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

Hey Thanks so much for the kudos. Taking the time to log on to a prefered sight and write a review says so much about your experience. We are very grateful. Have a great trip!

Reviewed May 22, 2022

Food was not that bad, but the next day all those who ordered chicken dishes had food poisoning. They also did not have bottled water which was annoying since I did not want to drink tap.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

We take food handling very seriously and our sanitary standards are of the highest level. It would be incredibly helpfull to have more information as to the dishes you ordered so that we can be sure of the exact nature of contaminiation if one did...More

Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

Great spot for Tex Mex in monteverde! Loved the aguachile, so so sooo delicious. Carnitas tacos were good, didn’t love the Baja Del Mar but my partner really enjoyed them! Nice spot overlooking the forest. Pretty quick service. Coming from Los Angeles, not as great...as the Mexican food we have at home, but nobody was expecting that. All in all a welcome change of pace while in Costa Rica and fresh yummy food (especially that aguachile 😋 )More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2022

Thank you so much for the support. We try every day to create a special experience for all of our guests. In these virtual times taking the time write a positive review helps keep us visable and keeps us on our toes to stay focused...More

Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

No idea how this place is rated so high. We came just for drinks and waited at a table for twenty minutes while the server completely ignored us, and finally decided to go to the bar to get served-giving up our outside table with a...view. It was pretty slow and we were not the only ones not getting service. When we moved to the bar the bartender rolled her eyes at us and had someone else take our order. I should add that I speak Spanish, which didn’t help at all. Another 10-15 minutes to finally get drinks, which were good but not worth waiting 30 minutes for. It was almost exclusively American tourists here, and while we didn’t have the food it didn’t look like anything special. For the prices, and to avoid the bad service, please go somewhere where the locals truly want and appreciate your business.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Shannon S, Owner at Taco Taco, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2022

Wow, it really sounds like we didn't live up to our standards here. We work hard every day to serve with true hospitality. That really makes it hard when we do not hit the mark. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our...More

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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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Response from ShannonS3064 | Property representative |
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Taco Taco

Yes, Taco Taco offers takeout services.

Yes, Taco Taco is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Taco Taco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4