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Tico y Rico Monteverde

Main Street | Across From the Sky Adventures Office, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5204
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (16 reviews)
“casado” (32 reviews)
“fajitas” (11 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't too busy here when I arrived for lunch, but nevertheless service was very slow and they were full by the time I received my meal. The food was good and fresh, and the serving huge at a reasonable price.

Thank Foster I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

Thank tultrip
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank stevewendyrt
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
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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 14 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
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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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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.