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Tico y Rico Monteverde

) #6 of 33 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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“casado” (38 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The night we went they were turning people away since they were expecting a large group. The food was typical Costarician and very tasty. Portions were fine and filling. We both had the grandma's special chicken.Price is very reasonable as well.

Thank oc323
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice restaurant with great food. I had the fish casado. It was my favorite casado plate I've had the 8 days I have been in Costa Rica.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love nachos, and the ones here were excellent! I would go back here for them in a heartbeat! The food here wasn't unreasonably priced. This is a sit-down restaurant- they come and take your order at your table. Definitely authentic Costa Rican food.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner and really enjoyed it. The food was well cooked and very reasonably priced, with a good choice of local dishes. The service was friendly and quick. I had the rice with chicken which was delicious.

Thank Cas97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by our hotel, we were given a card that gave us free, excellent juice drinks with our meal. The menu is a mix of traditional and American-style foods with big portions, tasty cooking and very reasonable prices. Felt like restaurant quality at...More

Thank DaveyT4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service , good food with a large variety on the menu to choose from. Very nice atmosphere and good price.

Thank זאב א
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No bells and whistles. Great service. Simple Costa Rican food with a large variety on the menu to choose from. This is a great spot to eat when everyone is tired and hungry and just wants a nice meal.

Thank cassandad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor of this restaurant right on the main street is really nice. That is what drew us in. The food was not what we expected. My wife had the "fish fajitas" which was actually fish sticks and a side of rice and beans -...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At great prices with lovely service. Everything we tried here was great. The smoothies were delicious & would highly recommend

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A great place for "comida típica; family owned, great service and food. They also have a huge variety of dishes to choose from; something for the whole family. I had the Avocado Sea Bass; delicious. My daughter and husband shared an Argentinian Churrasca.

Thank Bravado3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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