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Below are my reviews of the Costa Rica restaurants that I have visited over the last few years. The list will continue to grow as I get out and explore more of this beautiful country.
When people think about food in Costa Rica, they usually equate it to chicken, fish, plantains, rice and beans without any spices. While these may indeed be the staples across the country, many Costa Rica restaurants have taken these ingredients, along with others, and created some of the most diverse and delicious food of anywhere in the world. In addition to delicious Costa Rican cuisine, there are restaurants specializing in food from India, Peru, Jamaica, Mexico, the Caribbean, France, Italy, Germany and more. Combine this great food with views of the beautiful beaches, mountains and valleys of Costa Rica and you end up with these great restaurants.
Delicious Peruvian fusion cuisine in a great indoor and outdoor setting in Escazu, just a few miles from downtown San Jose. Read review.
Delicious meat and seafood all cooked on a wood fired grill/oven system. One of the best restaurants for dinner in the Manuel Antonio/Quepos areas. Read Review.
Homemade fresh ingredients make Fish and Cheeses one of the best places to eat authentic Italian food in Costa Rica. Absolutely delicious. Read review.
Located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Coco Loco Costa Rica has beautiful views plus great food and drinks. Read review.
Fantastic food and one of the best views in all of Costa Rica make Sentido Norte a very special place to dine at. Voted as one of the most romantic restaurants in the world. Read review.
One of the best sushi restaurants that we have found in Costa Rica. Great food at a reasonable price and set in a beautiful garden. Read review.
Gracia Mar Vista is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner while taking in a gorgeous sunset from the outdoor covered dining area and large infinity pool. Read review.
Great food and a beautiful outdoor seating area in the shade make Lola's one of my favorite Costa Rica Restaurants. Read review.
Soda Marcela has classic Costa Rica cuisine plus some very large and tasty seafood portions. Read review.
For the best pizza that I have experienced in Costa Rica so far, Gracia La Vid is the place. Add in a casual and comfortable lounge makes for a really nice evening out. Read review.
La Forketta in Potrero has a large, modern outdoor dining area, great homemade Italian food plus a nice selection of Italian wines. Get there early and make reservations because this place gets crowded with long lines forming in the early evening. Read review.
Numu Taproom and Bistro combines great tapas and craft beer together in a modern, airy restaurant located in Playas del Coco. Read review.
Beachside seating and great food make Estero Azul one of my favorites. It is hidden and a little hard to find but the trip is worth it. Read review.
One of the few restaurants in Samara with a great dining room view of the beach and ocean. Read review.
Located at the top of the entrance to the La Fortuna Falls, the Rio Lounge is a great place to relax and have a great meal in the middle of a rain forest. Read review.
Here is a good Article on Costa Rica cuisine from Wikipedia. It discusses the traditional dishes, beverages and desserts.