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Popular Restaurants in Costa Rica

If you're a first time visitor to Costa Rica, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Costa Rica.

What are some good restaurants in Costa Rica?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Costa Rica.

Cafe Milagro
Calle Principal Puntarenas

2777 0794
El Avión
Costa Rica

2777 3378
Real InterContinental San Jose Costa Rica
San Jose, San Jose

2208 2100
Costa Rica Beer Factory
Calle 33 San José, San José

2234 2644
Conchal Hotel
Brasilito, Guanacaste

2654 9125
Falafel Bar
Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica
Tree House
Carretera a Monteverde Puntarenas

2645 5751
Blue Monkey
San Jose, Costa Rica
Punta Uva Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Pan Pay
Puerto Viejo Talamanca, Costa Rica
Ojochal, Costa Rica
El Wagon!
Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
Restaurante Angel
Costa Rica
Emilios Cafe


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"I vote for Cafe Milagro in Quepos, Costa Rica."  See More

"Hi, you can maybe check InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall, an IHG HotelCosta Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen (both are nice, central big chain hotels) or go boutique and more homy - Casa 41 (in Escazú - near Hotel Real InterContinental - these two are in a very secure and high end location - the Marriott is closer to the airport."  See More

"In San Jose, we ate at the Costa Rica Beer Factory and it was in such a cute neighborhood."  See More

"First of all, I would suggest that you find a house for renting near Playas del Coco, Tamarindo, Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, Conchal Hotel or surroundings."  See More

"Many of these sodas can be found in the nearby town of Quepos, but my favorite is Restaurante Angel (located across the street from the COSI-Maximo Nivel Language Institute."  See More

"There is a beautiful restaurant on the top of a tree called Tree House that you cant miss if you visit the area."  See More

"We liked the Blue Monkey, it's not fancy but has a lot of character and the food was good."  See More

"The best place to eat is Selvin's in Punta Uva, try Rice&Beans a traditional dish with coconut milk."  See More

"For breakfast, definitely go to Pan Pay, a small restaurant run by a couple of nice Spaniards."  See More

"There are some really great restaurants in the area as well - one of the best meals of my entire life was had at Exotica in Ojochal."  See More

Where can I find out more about Costa Rica?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Costa Rica.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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