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Costa Rica Restaurants

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.

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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.

Coco Loco

Located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Coco Loco Costa Rica has beautiful views plus great food and drinks.

Coco Loco

Gracia Mar Vista

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.

Gracia Mar Vista



Lola's Costa Rica

People enjoying lunch outside on the beach and under the shade of several beech almond trees.

Great food and a beautiful outdoor seating area in the shade make Lola's one of my favorite Costa Rica Restaurants.

Lola's



Soda Marcela

Three half lobsters with a garlic butter sauce along with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Soda Marcela has classic Costa Rica cuisine plus some very large and tasty seafood portions.

Soda Marcela



Gracia La Vid

The pizza oven at Gracia La Vid.  Fired up and ready to go.

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.

Gracia La Vid



La Forketta

A packed outdoor dining room on a Monday night at La Forketta in Potrero.

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.

La Forketta



Numu Taproom and Bistro
My #1 selection of best Costa Rica Restaurants

A colorful chalkboard with all of the yummy beer selections that Numu has to offer.

Numu Taproom and Bistro combines great tapas and craft beer together in a modern, airy restaurant located in Playas del Coco.

Numu



Estero Azul

View of the ocean and harbor from our table at Estero Azul.

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.

Estero Azul



Sheriff Rustic

The outdoor dining area at Sheriff Rustic in Samara has a selection of tables under the porch cover or under the trees.

One of the few restaurants in Samara with a great dining room view of the beach and ocean.

Sheriff Rustic



Rio Lounge La Fortuna

A juicy piece of pork along with wedge fries and a side salad.

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.

Rio Lounge



Here is a good Article on Costa Rica cuisine from Wikipedia.  It discusses the traditional dishes, beverages and desserts.