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Tico y Rico Monteverde

££ - £££Latin, ,
Main Street | Diagonal Of The Municipality, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5204
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (23 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street | Diagonal Of The Municipality, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit to Tico y Rico. Staff was friendly, prices were good, menu was lengthy. We were each able to order authentic Costa Rican food and it was really enjoyable. Would recommend.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit here the staff were very polite and helpful and food was very good busy but still prompt service

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tico y Rico is all reasonable and average: good to fill an empty stomach, nothing to remember afterwards, not a big bill either. Bit of a local “greasy spoon” (or rather greasy menu). I had a light lunch there: tropical salad and fries plantanes with...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty. Good portion size too.

Thank SB8642
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early - there was a queue for tables by 7.15. Avocado sea bass was delicious with rice and mixed vegetables. All reasonably priced. A great find. Would certainly visit again.

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here on the recommendation of the staff at Hotel Fonda Vela. Most of us ordered casados, and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and plentiful (more than we could eat), the wait staff was friendly and service was prompt.

Thank tchristie2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ate lunch here after the Selvatura zipline tour and before checking out the Orchid Garden. I had a fillet of sea bass with an avocado sauce that was perfectly prepared, along with a passionfruit smoothie and some coffee. Well prepared food,...More

Thank gjetost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually liked this restaurant, but it irked me that because I was by myself (maybe?) I was for all intents and purposes ignored -- 30 minutes to get a menu and 40 minutes to get a bill. Thw food was tasty, well Eesented and...More

Thank Playaman47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a dinner here that included the traditional pork chop and Casado vegetarian style. We chose this locale based on someone's recommendations. We were not disappointed as the food was fresh and tasty. Service was friendly and an overall, pleasant relaxing evening. Recommended if...More

Thank ThomasinNC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If we had stayed in Santa Elena even one more day, we would have been back. But we were only in town for a couple days. The fried plantains were some of the best I've had. For some reason, I went completely outside my normal...More

Thank Lauren M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 | Diagonal Of The Municipality, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5204
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We are located in the heart of Monteverde , Santa Elena down town, right on the wide bricked main street. We focus on serving typical dishes, including the Costa Rican famous casados 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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