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“Surprisingly good!”

Restaurante Morpho's
Ranked #5 of 43 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$18
Cuisines: American, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We ended up here since we were out for a dinner at such a late time. This place was kind of a "local" place, but for tourists mainly. This isn't usually a promising thing, but this time this assumption fortunately turned out wrong.

The food here is mostly local dishes, like pinto gallo, casado, etc. but there're also other kind of dishes on the menu. I took the Morpho's burger and my friend took casado. Both of the dishes turned out to be very good and tasty. Portions were big and the flavors were right. The prices here are a bit higher than in other, more local places, but the food was so good that you can get value for your extra dollar/colones. The smoothies were way too sweet for our taste, though. Could have done with a lot less sugar.

Service was very average, though, even a bit slow. But overall a very decent place to eat.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank BizarreGlobeHopper
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“great food”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Unexpected first meal in monteverde. Pork with a robust fig sauce, steak for my husband followed up with coconut flan! Well worth the money!

  • Visited May 2014
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Love the atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Cute little restaurant that is covered with beautifuls painting of Costa Rican charms (Monkeys, butterflies, trees, volcanos, birds, etc.) A place to eat upstairs, downstairs, and outside. Candles lit at night time. Great food at reasonable price! Surprised that there were not more people eating there but it made it feel more local instead of a tourist trap.

Visited April 2014
Thank Amy L
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San Francisco, California
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“OK food”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We decided to have dinner at Morpho's after we saw those beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Garden at Selvatura. It was also recommended by our coffee plantation tour guide the day earlier.

We were seated on the second floor balcony (covered). Very beautiful surrounding. However, the menu was very basic. For example, under soups, one entry simply reads "vegetable soup". I had to ask the waiter how it's prepared and what were the ingredients. The choices were not great either.

The soup was very ordinary at best. My husband ordered a mango pork which he did not like a bit. My order, a fish entree, was OK.

Thank 908Laura
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Cary, Illinois
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

One of the best options in town. Atmosphere, food and service were all very good. A bit pricey but worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank DobyCary
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