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Tico y Rico Monteverde


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$3 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews casado chicken fajitas steak salad plantains soups fries sea bass seafood juice arroz con pollo ate here local cuisine typical food service was prompt nice meal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been to Tico y Rico both nights we have spent in Monteverde, cheap food - amazing traditional cuisine and huge portions, the staff are also super friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank katieb1002018
Reviewed 1 week ago

English & Spanish speaking staff with both languages on the menu. You can have authentic Costa Rican or Western Style cuisine. Waiters are very friendly n this restaurant that seats 12 tables. Very relaxing atmosphere. We had a seafood platter & beef loin streak with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Climber616203
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dreadful. Grandmother's chicken had as good as no meat on the bone. After complained, shrugged off. Had to ask three times for the check. Bussines is clearly too good.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 783gregorw
219everg, Owner at Tico y Rico Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sir it’s our recipe is Hen The Hen is very very diferente to chicken that has lots of meat it’s our tradition to eat half of a Hen because there is very much bone but we love it Sorry for the unconvincie of waiting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into Tico y Rico on a whim and were delighted with the amazing food and beer brewed in Monteverde. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank holliw883
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a late lunch/early dinner and was recommended from a local in town. We both really enjoyed our meals, and the service was great as well. It was pretty quiet due to the time of day so unsure on service and quality...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matrixd5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group and I stopped here for a quick lunch and expected it to be somewhat of a tourist trap but were surprised at the good mix of what they provided. It felt like a nice, local spot that was still accommodating for tourists and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank smolson1423
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I went to tico y Rico for the 3 nights while we visited Monteverde because it was so good. We all had steak which was really tasty. We were served by Jorge and were all very impressed with the quality of of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Plymouth67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all took pastas there, they were okay, but a bit too expensive for what we got. Service was a bit slow. We found out that pretty much everything is expensive in Monteverde since it's isolated.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sebivers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came by Tico y Rico several times for lunch. It's got a simple but very clean interior and is conveniently located along one of the main streets in Santa Elena. They have a great selection of authentic Costa Rican dishes. We particularly enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank genven
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

We have no idea what was happening with our waiter that day but the service was absolutely terrible, he was very rude and condescending we had to leave, we ended up eating elsewhere and that experience was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leeboilives
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