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Tico y Rico Monteverde

) #5 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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“casado” (38 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (19 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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of the town, has a good selection of different meals and drinks and during both our visits we ate fantastic.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, especially if you are looking for genuine Costa Rican cuisine in Monteverde at a reasonable rate. Our servers were very friendly too. Definitely recommend!

Thank Candice G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was amazing - would have happily gone back a second time if we had discovered it earlier in our trip. The prices were really reasonable, especially since we found it hard to find places to eat that weren't aimed at tourists and...More

Thank Brittany O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is family owned, run by our Airbnb host so we ended up going here for dinner both nights we were at Monteverde. Ever was a great host, and offered us a free drink and a free dessert. Food was well priced and the...More

Thank Priya I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tico y Rico is located right in downtown Santa Elena. Good food, great location, and wifi. Prices are reasonable. We had the casado and it was tasty.

Thank LeahoftheLakes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank salachic
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 June 2017 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 June 2017

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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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