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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 good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (22 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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1 - 10 of 265 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maybe our experience wasn’t so great due to the low season and the fact that there was no one else there, but we didn’t like the venue that much. The food was ok, but not super tasty. The waiters were friendly though!

Thank Susan8433
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food nice place kind staff. In my opinion it is best for lunch. We ordered the CASADOS which is a grilled meat with rice beans fried egg salad banana and cheese. Everything tasteful. Enjoy Costa Riquense food!

Thank FBaiadori
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place because it looked nice and friendly. The menu looked OK....we expected the meals to be OK. ... how wrong we were. When our meals arrived we were surprised, we weren't expecting what we were served! We both ordered the rice tenderloin...More

Thank FM100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice because we got a recommendationto go the first evening. It was great! Traditional Costa Rican food with a nice chat. All taxes are included in the prices and they didn't charge the usual 10% tip like in a lot of other restaurants!...More

Thank Lene P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prices and food here aren't great but are definitely good. Their natural drinks were very tasty. The service was pretty good.

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I ate here a few times while I was in Monteverde and the casados are fantastic value. They were really filling with a choice of meat, fish or veg with rice, beans, fried egg, cheese, plantain, salsa and tortilla for about $7. The natural juice...More

Thank LucyH81
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A well-priced restaurant. The Costa Rican dishes are very tasty and the portions are generous. This is a good spot for lunch in Santa Elena.

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A typical place providing good service, typical food at a reasonable price. Nice venue, mostly full.

Thank nettads
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Our group of seven adults had a great dinner experience at Tico Rico. The atmosphere is very clean, spartan and diner-like. The service is attentive, and MOST IMPORTANT, the food is just great! My wife and I shared a Sea Bass with Shrimp Sauce and...More

Thank Ananta M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The night we went they were turning people away since they were expecting a large group. The food was typical Costarician and very tasty. Portions were fine and filling. We both had the grandma's special chicken.Price is very reasonable as well.

Thank oc323
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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, 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 | 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
  • E-mail
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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