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Raulito's Pollo

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Latin, Fast Food, Grill, Costa Rican
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Santa Elena, 60109-5655, Costa Rica
83080810
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phoenix
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. A plate of rotisserie chicken rice and beans for 4 bucks. Chicken empanada 2 bucks was very good. Fed my family of 7 for 15 bucks and it was very good. It is located next to the church in town.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Food in Monteverde seems to be on the more expensive side and this was a great inexpensive option. Great rotisserie chicken served different ways - I had tortilla and chimichurri sauce. Filling and delicious! Daughter had it with fries which were hot and yummy. We sat at the counter and there were also a couple tables on the side. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Good rotisserie chicken served from a roadside window, and excellent value compared to other eateries in Santa Elena/MV. Friendly service and outdoor tables. 2500CRC for 1/4 chicken with salad or fries.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

So simple yet so good. Best food on this whole trip! My tortilla was stuffed with pollo asada y yucca then fried. Paired with a little chimmichurri sauce and this meal was out of this world!

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1 Thank Todd C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I was in Monteverde last week with a friend.. and we ate here twice. Both times I got the same meal, and was extremely happy. I got the pollo con ensalada, and chose the dark meat which is a thigh and a leg. The chicken is muy rico. Seriously, I don't know how they marinate their meat and I wish... More 

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1 Thank Jorelyn A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Killer little chicken join in the center. Raul is extremely friendly, and his chicken is really good. This place is delicious, cheap and fast. Perfect for a small meal or something lighter after being on the trails but before dinner. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Nathan L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I went to Monteverde after seeing a program on the TV. We traved 3 hours just to try the empanadas of this place. It is a small place that is next to the church of Monteverde, is very cheap and very good, although many people eat there for the good price, we did not have to wait too long for... More 

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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Raulito's is a small place that doesn't look like much more than a sidewalk bar with a few stools, but luckily our local guide (Marcos from Pasion Costa Rica, another 5-star review!) had highly recommended it to us and we stopped by to give it a try for lunch. With three boys between the ages of 8 and 12 we... More 

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Manchester
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

In search of tasty budget options in Santa Elena we had already visited the number one rated restaurant on TripAdvisor and it was very good. However, this place beats it for tasty food and large portions especially if you are starting to get a little tired of rice, beans and corn tortillas!

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1 Thank Simon W
SF
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Ate here twice in Nov 2014. Great chicken and sauces, Place at that time had one table inside and doing a brisk local business. Appears to have expanded and glad to see quality is just as good. Bang for your buck if your watching your budget.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Latin, Fast Food, Grill, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Elena, 60109-5655, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 83080810

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