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Tico y Rico Monteverde

) #6 of 32 Restaurants in Santa Elena €€ - €€€ Latin, ,
Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5204
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“casado” (35 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (18 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This appeared to be a small family run restaurant. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was perfect. We were a tour group, but they had all our food ready and we were served shortly after arriving. We had a casado (choice of...More

Thank salachic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is delicious and the prices are great. The grandmother's chicken was perfect, and wish I had something comparable in my home town. My wife and kids were in love with their fried plantains. The service here was also excellent.

Thank Harish R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located, this was the only restaurant in Santa Elena that was consistently busy in the quiet month of May. Very good pork chop and seafood platter for very reasonable prices

Thank Bas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for dinner. The food here is amazing. We started off with some fresh fruits juices(guanabana juice was my favourite) and then had Casada and some soups. The food tastes amazing as well as the prices were very moderate. Good service. The place...More

Thank MonamiBasu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here twice as we wanted to try food that other patrons ordered. Their Rico ensalada was a welcome hangs from the Casado, which they also serve. Chicken soup is hearty and tasty as we're the vegetarian nachos....though they closely resemble a salad

Thank Meredyth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came by for lunch after a full morning of adventure activities. The place was pretty busy but we were able to get a table in the back. The young lady that runs the place is very gracious and hospitable and she spoke impeccable English. Between...More

Thank dlam626
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in this restaurant before Ever, the new owner, took it over with a nice fresh look and menu. The new owner is very friendly and also very attentive. The food is very good and the prices among the best ones around. I had...More

Thank Yves_Costour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very friendly lady greeted us and invited us in as we were looking at the menu outside. We were so glad that we had gone in as we ate really delicious food and drank local beer at a good price. Happy staff in a...More

Thank LondonNefertiti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a decent place to grab a bite to eat in Santa Elena if u want a proper meal without paying a fortune

Thank stellalucente69
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The restaurant had only been opened 2 days when we visited. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was freshly cooked and very tasty. We returned the next night and and it was packed with customers waiting for a table. This was a...More

Thank Jillian W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5204
  • E-mail
We are located in the heart of Santa Elena down town, across from the Sky Adventures Offoce, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados and gallo pinto. We give each customer a real typical experience, great taste, spices and flavors. We also serve pastas, meats, seafood at an excellent price.
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