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US$ 7 - US$ 20
International, Healthy, Costa Rican, Fusion
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and service. Many healthy and veg options. Great salads and panini.. can be a bit tough to find but worth the search. Upstairs in the mall.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021

I was excited about this place based on the TA reviews. It's a tiny stripmall restaurant with 6-7 tables, and it appears to be staffed by the owner's family, 2 adults and 2 kids. The owner was very pleasant and friendly, and you could tell...he was invested and proud of the menu. The food had a home-made feel to it, like you were being cooked for by a family in their home. The service was very slow, and I finally had to get up and request my check at the register after waiting 20 minutes. And as a single traveler, I felt like I was seen as a nusiance for taking up valuable table real estate, and didn't get the attention the other tables did, no checkins, no offer for dessert, and the owner had a 20 minute casual chat with the table next to me while I waited for my check. I was actually really angry when I left, but afterwards I realized that all in all, it still was a nice dinner. But TA overhyped it. I still would recommend it. Just not to single diners.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

This was close to our hotel, and was so much better than the food at the hotel restaurant. A good variety of food and good prices.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

We went to this place by tripadvisor. It is a bit hided away upstairs in an open air mall, but you need to go here. Really tasty food, in a nice small restaurant for a really good price. Enjoyed it !

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic burger. Comfortably the best one I had in my traveling across Costa Rica. Great size, delicious toppings and the fries were excellent.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 June 2021

This little place might get overlooked because of the big "Sabor tico" at the end but it is absolutely amazing! The service was great, food was steaming hot, fresh and delicious. I had parmesan mushrooms as an entree with fish for a main meal. Everything...including the drink cost me under $22USD. I would absolutely recommend it and I would go again if I happen by Monteverde. Not the easiest to find but go up the hill to the little mall in Santa Elena. You will see Sabor tico on the second floor. Go up the stairs and you will see it. Worth the trip.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

Excellent meals! Our family had burgers and fish meals. The comment about the burger was “one of the best burgers yet” and we frequent many burger places in the US. The fried potatoes that can with the burgers were done perfectly… not your ordinary frozen...potatoes thrown into the fryer, rather they seemed fresh cut and light. The sea bass was cooked perfectly Nd served with boiled potatoes and a salad. The desserts were great. The brownie with vanilla Ice cream was favored over the churros. Very friendly small quaint place to eat. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

We decided to eat away from our hotel so we walked 15 minutes into town (all downhill) and ended up at The Green. This restaurant is located up on the second floor of the shopping center in town. It’s a small place with 4 or...5 tables inside and two outside. We had a fabulous meal which included beef carpaccio, two pasta dishes and a tuna dish. Everything was fresh, delicious and prepared perfectly. If you’re looking for a nice meal you should definitely try The Green.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 May 2021

After 5 hours of ziplining and cloud forest hiking we were very hungry. After seeing good reviews about The Green Restaurant decided to try it. It was a little difficult to find but we did. 2nd floor in a little shopping plaza. Very surprised to...discover the restaurant was very small with only 3 tables inside and 2 outside on a deck overlooking the parking lot. Due to Covid probably half capacity. My partner ordered pasta and I ordered an 8 ounce rib eye. The owner came over and apologized stating that he didn't have the 8 oz rib eye but he would substitute it with a 16 ounce rib eye. My friend and I each ordered a margarita on the rocks. Excellent. The food we received was prepared exactly as ordered and was truly mouthwatering and astonishing delicious. I have never had a better rib eye and the owner was well educated about the source of the beef. It was one of the best meals I have had in Costa Rica and I have residency. 4 margaritas, great pasta and fantastic rib eye and the bill was a little less that $40. Highly recommend "The Green Restaurant".More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021

High quality ingredients and a great chef made this moderately priced cafe the perfect stop. Pasta, sandwich and perfectly cooked chicken breast was delicious. To find the restaurant, go to the second floor of the commercial center. The stairs are inside the center. You can...look for Sabor Tico next door. Their sign is bigger.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from The Green R | Property representative |
Hi, yes we have seeafood dishes. The prices range goes from 5000 - 6000 colones ($8.8 - $10.70).
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18 May 2019|
Response from The Green R | Property representative |
Hi, I hope you are fine. We have appetizers, burgers, main courses and desserts. Appetizers: Tomato cream Tempura mushrooms The House salad beef Carpaccio Burgers/Paninis The Green Burger classic burger Chicken/Loin... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Green Restaurant

Yes, The Green Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Green Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5