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Best restaurants in Costa Rica?

Hi all,

Going to Costa Rica for a few weeks and I'd love to hear suggestions on some great places to eat. What were your favorite restaurants? I am going to be staying in Puntarenas one week and Puerto Jiménez the next.

2 Answers

answered by
Gary from Winston Salem

We have had wonderful experiences by going local. Sodas - small family run cafe's - try their version of a "Blue Plate" special.  A "Typical" meal is a plate with grilled (Chicken, beef or fish) with sides - beans and rice cooked together, cheese, simple salad and other in season fruits or veggie's. Typical selections are Very affordable and Very good.

The only other thought is that there are almost no chain restaurants.  Which is good for us (organic, fresh, home cooked meals) but sometimes surprising that you never see a name you recognize.  In San Jose there was one McDonalds and we saw one Pizza Hut food truck near a El Faro Beach Hostel 

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  1. Sodas (restaurant)
  2. San Jose (city)
  3. El Faro Beach Hostel (hotel)
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answered first by
Rocio from Costa Rica

Hello Juliana. Puerto Jimenez is a bit isolated area; however, I know a few convenient restaurants down here. Pizza mail, Il Giardino and Restaurant Carolina. About restaurants in Puntarenas itself, can you please give me the exact location where you will be staying? This province covers most of the Pacific coast of the country. Therefore, I will need more details to provide information on this matter. Appreciate it!!


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  1. Puerto Jimenez (city)
  2. Puntarenas (attraction)
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