Although it’s moved around over the years, Morpho’s is a local institution, serving up hearty meals at reasonable prices. The large and varied casado (a local blue-plate special) is quite popular, as are the fresh fruit smoothies and home-baked desserts. For something a bit fancier, try the thick pork chop in a plum/cherry sauce. There are also excellent vegetarian selections. You can’t miss this place, with its painted exterior covered with oversize, fluttering blue morpho butterflies. Inside, the hand-painted murals are joined by rustic furnishings including chairs made from whole tree branches and trunks.
In downtown Santa Elena, next to the Orchid Garden
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily 11am–9pm Phone 2645-5607 Prices Main courses C2,500–C9,200 Cuisine Type Costa Rican/Vegetarian Web site Morpho’s Restaurant