Enjoy the Local Cuisine

Throughout Costa Rica there are some little gems outside the resort that can offer great local cuisine and a tasty drink. We asked our local customer service staff to provide some suggestions on where to eat depending on where you are.

Let us know if you need help making a reservation or how to get to these great spots.

Arenal and Fortuna

Don Rufino – great international menu-Lively atmosphere. Chicken breast a la Kiev is awesome
Arenal Nayara sushi restaurant.
Pizzeria Il Vagabundo – Great service, fresh pasta.La Choza del Laurel (Typical Food) – Variety in Costa Rican plates, delicious homemade flavor, great service.

San Jose Downtown

Grano de Oro – Located in Old San Jose home, exquisitely decorated, food presentation and taste is top quality.
Tin Jo – Asian Fusion–Located in old home, Asian decorations. Love the Pad Thai
La Esquina de Buenos Aires – great grilled meats.
Ricky’s – Great Caribbean food. (located in Santa Ana)

Jaco

Taco Bar – Better than other Taco Bar in Sta Ana–Outdoor rustic atmosphere, nice small salad bar. Grilled Tuna is the Bomb
Aberdeen Angus Steak House – Parrilla Argentina – Small and quaint, right on main street. Steaks are high quality and cooked to perfection
Lemon Zest – International food, great for families.

Manuel Antonio

Si Como No Hotel Restaurant – Beautiful views and great international fare
Marlin Restaurant – open air atmosphere across from main beach, gorgeous sunsets. Great grilled tuna
Barba Roja – You can see the sunset while you have a nice cocktail
Cantina Salsipuedes – Enjoy the sunset with local food and local ambience.
Kapi Kapi – Amazing food!
Gaia Hotel Restaurant – Casual elegant atmosphere

Guancaste – Tamarindo

Cala Luna Restaurant inside Cala Luna hotel – beautiful gardens, great attentive service, international cuisine.
La Baula Pizzeria – Typical place, walking distance from Tamarindo Diria, great pizza! Best fried calamari.
Dragon Fly Bar & Grill – Great food, great staff
Nibanna Resturant – Great seafood
Copacabana – Great casual restaurant right by the beach

Guanacaste – Liberia

Borinquen Hotel Restaurant – Beautiful location, amazing staff, Exquiste food and presentacion. Lomito in cherry sauce and Corvina with Avocado Sauce are favorites. Incredible organic wines.

Guancaste – El Coco

Papagayo Seafood - Is downtown, before going to the restaurant you can walk around and take a look to all artisans’ stands. Great fresh seafood.

Puerto Viejo

Loco Natural – Jamaican fusion food
Chile Rojo – Thai food with a casual atmosphere
Casa Vieja – Great Italian restaurant, best pizza in town
Bread and Chocolate – Amazing breakfast and the best pastries
Le Cameleon Hotel – Yummy, elegant lounge, international food in a very nice environment
Costa de Papito Restaurant – The best BBQ place in town.

Monteverde

Morpho Restaurant – Amazing Salmon with fresh cranberries sauce. Natural drinks are delicious. Service is great.
Ocotuma Restaurant (Poco a Poco hotel) – Great service, live music with local people and great food.

On the way to Poas Volcano

Freddo Fresas – Love the homemade flavor, and family atmosphere.

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