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Tico y Rico Monteverde

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5204
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Evergreen, Colorado
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great simple tico food. We can't say enough of the great food at sodas throughout Costa Rica. Get table by front door for a great breeze and watch all the pass by.

Thank Fergus6060
Dixon, California
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152 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant was highly recommended and the food was quite good and reasonably priced. Service was quick and friendly

Thank tultrip
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nachos and steak Casado for lunch. Split a veggie nacho plate (local cheese with plenty of veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, onions) and my son (9) had the Casado plate. Both were excellent. Good, local food. Great service and awesome local fresh mango juice (pulp included so you know it was fresh mango). Would go back again- even tho it doesn't... More 

Thank Victoria B
Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had such a great steak the first night we returned later in our trip and had another steak based meal. The steak was as tender and tasty as any you would find in a very nice restaurant in the US. The soups were also very tasty.

Thank stevewendyrt
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Tortilla soup! Yum! Affordable. Fast and late night choice. Friendly staff. Went there twice. Even a hamburger for my teen.

Thank Diane A
Salem, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The food was good. The service was a bit slow yet friendly. I was not impressed with location and setting. For quick, fast food (even though not too fast) it is OK one time per visit, but not more.

Thank Sunshinejim7
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

They give you a good sized portion of decent food. The prices are cheap so it's good for the money. The staff however were impolite and loud. Good place if you're on a low budget but I wouldn't take my family or a date here.

Thank KedwardR
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here today. Food was good but the service was lacking. Not friendly. Not even a smile. Waited for 10 minutes before they came to our table. Won't go back since there are plenty of other options.

Thank Cyndee R
Lewis Center, Ohio
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch. There were people in the place but it was not packed. I had the cervice and my wife had fajitas. All around a great meal. The cost was $11 per person for an meal and imperial beer.

Thank George S
Norfolk, Virginia
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190 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Server was very friendly but meal was ok not great. Not much curb appeal and nothing fancy inside but clean. Saw lots of folks walk in and look and leave. Wasn't our best meal in CR for sure. I suggest you pass by.

Thank Yorkdog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?