Looking for the best guide for restaurants in Costa Rica? Want to find some of the favorite places to dine? Costa Rica Monkey Tours will guide you through the dozens of our favorite places to enjoy Costa Rica food according to location, cuisine type, and a price range.
Costa Rican food is a combination of Spanish, South American, Caribbean, and American influences. Its style is shared by most of Central America, although local variations have appeared in each of the countries. One national dish is gallo pinto, a combination of black beans and white rice spiced with cilantro, onions, garlic, salt, and a local condiment called Salsa Lizano. It is typically eaten at breakfast with eggs and sometimes sour cream. We suggest you try this native dish at least once, maybe with fried plantains, and indulge yourself with a side of either corn tortillas or fresh-baked bread.
The Costa Rica’s restaurants scene, while offering predictable staples, is also constantly expanding. Pallets include a wide variety of cuisine from typical Costa Rican to International Fine Dining and creative fusion. There are many different websites listing small selections of places to eat, but the Costa Rica Restaurants section of our Travel Guide will surely satisfy even the most finicky foodie. Restaurants in Costa Rica are more sophisticated than one might expect, and many include international cuisine. Expect a mix of chic city restaurants, tiny roadside sodas, and seafood eateries, especially along the coast.
Generous portions, fresh-brewed coffee and fruit in every shape, size and color fill the tables of every Costa Rican bed and breakfast. Maybe it`s the tropics, but there is an unequaled dedication to freshness, with cooks of Costa Rica restaurants visiting the bakery for fresh-baked bread daily, and the local farmer`s market for fresh in-season fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese.
We will always keep updating our list of Costa Rica Restaurants to keep you informed of the latest openings on any type of food.