Costa Rica

Costa Rica is justifiably famous for its rich biodiversity and magnificent landscapes. It’s natural beauty and warm, welcoming people have a way of insinuating themselves into one’s soul.  Interestingly, we found that many people we spoke with before our two trips disparaged the country’s food culture – a bias that we feel is completely unwarranted. We loved exploring the variety of foods on offer, and even learned to cook a variety of dishes – in both the traditional “tico” style as well as more cosmopolitan, contemporary fare. 

Peace consists, very largely in the fact of desiring it in one's soul. The inhabitants of my small country, Costa Rica, have realized these words by Erasmus. Mine is an unarmed people, whose children have never seen a fighter or a tank or a warship.

Special Mention

Pesqueria Da Limonta
in San Jose

Creative seafood dishes with fresh, local ingredients served with casual, professional flair in an elegant garden patio setting. A must visit.

Our Favourites

Each of these restaurants holds a special place in our hearts.  Often, it’s more than just the food itself. It’s the richness of culture, the wonderful people behind the scenes, the way a spot makes us feel at home.



Arguably Drake Bay’s best fine dining spot. The chef has a tremendous range, allowing you to sample both meat and seafood dishes that will leave you very satisfied. Highly recommended.
Tacos Birria

Antojitos Mexicanos la Chilanga

The small authentically Mexican spot should be near the top of your must-visit list. There is very limited seating, but this lady’s food is off-the-charts fabulous. Just go; thank us later!
Tamarind Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

Stashu’s Con Fusion

Stashu’s combines exceptional, fusion cuisine with a great view, friendly service and a chill vibe. Order cocktails, enjoy fabulous sunset views of the bay and linger over a great experience.
Coconut Cream Pie (Bread and Chocolate)

Bread and Chocolate

Hands down Puerto Viejo’s “go-to” for delicious coffees, fabulous desserts (best coconut cream pie on the planet!) and generous breakfasts served up with a smile. These folks treat you like family.

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Other Great Spots:

We have eaten at each of these places, and genuinely loved our experience!   

Puerto Viejo

Pizzeria DaLili

Situated on the road to Manzanillo, DaLili features the best Neopolitan-style pizza we had in Costa Rica. Good food, reasonably cheap wine and friendly staff make for a great evening out.

Soda Elizabeth

Soda Elizabeth is a great example of the traditional Costa Rican “soda”. These folks serve up hearty, home cooked casados and arrozes at reasonable prices. Well worth a lunchtime visit.

Drake Bay


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