We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sabor Tico

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5827
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,758 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,130: English reviews
Conway, NH
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate an evening meal at Sabor Tico which was very good Costa Rican food with the plus of craft beer. When we ate lunch there later, we found the service very slow, even though we all ordered from the "fast food" section of the menu. But the chicken burrito was the best ever.

Thank Tesol4
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was mostly good, including the cas (a drink I crave all the time in CR). The fish was perfect, but I had their specialty chicken dish wish is advertised as being tougher, but having flavor to make up for it. They are half right, it's tougher, but the flavor is lacking. Even if it was tender, it would... More 

Thank lesliefe
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this little gem! I had the #10 & #28 recommended by the fabulous waitress. I loved the fruit drinks as well BlackBerry frozen Natural juice drink was fantastic!

Thank Chris D
Minot, North Dakota
Level Contributor
53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seems comparable to a chain restaurant in the states. Pretty good food, very reasonably priced. As an added bonus we had a great view of the sunset.

Thank Jen A
Shingle Springs, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonably priced and tasty. Excellent sunset view from deck. (You do have to walk upstairs). You can stop at grocery store on the way out of parking lot

Thank cervesas
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't understand the rave reviews of this place. The chicken was dry and tasteless; the rest of the meals we had were bland and ordinary.

Thank RB324
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located just in the commercial center, this place was a short walk from our hotel. We were told it was a great place for authentic Costa Rican food and this proved to be true! Huge menu and good service. Can sit inside or out.

Thank Laura S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The local fare- "casados" are excellent. Very well priced for the quality and portions. It was recommended by our guide and it's been one of the best places we've eaten in Monteverde

Thank Yijin W
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at the one in the plaza & the food & service were good. The one just outside of the main town area was about the same. It seemed that the prices were less at the one outside of the main area of town.

Thank NYE2015
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, local food & great prices! The menu has many options where you can sample local flavors! We enjoyed some local craft beers. The tamale was good, as was the arroz con pollo & Chiccarones!

Thank RFFJ

Travellers who viewed Sabor Tico also viewed

Santa Elena, Monteverde
Santa Elena, Monteverde
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Santa Elena, Monteverde

Been to Sabor Tico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente la Plaza de Deportes Monteverde | Centro Comercial Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5827

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sabor Tico and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Belmont, Massachusetts

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sabor Tico staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?