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La Sodita: Migrant cuisine disguised as local

Posted: May 12, 2017 - 08:42

At the San Juanillo crossroads, on the left, there is a small house with a little sign that reads “La Sodita.” Upon entering I thought I was going to eat good, but not this good. La Sodita is a bistro disguised as a traditional soda.

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La Fula in Santa Cruz, The Sweetheart of La Fulana Dynasty

Posted: April 6, 2017 - 19:46

I could tell that this asparagus orzo risotto was made with love. It tasted like something I’d eat after breaking up with a boyfriend: an affectionate blend of barley, squash, asparagus, and Parmesan cheese that reminded me of a mother or... MORE

Sazón Criollo: A Mecca for Budget Tourists in Tamarindo

Posted: March 24, 2017 - 10:00

It’s true that Tamarindo has food options for every taste – especially the organic-artisanal-gourmet-locavore-vegan crowd – but how often have you seen a soda with traditional Guanacastecan food at affordable prices? In the middle of an alley that... MORE

A Sidewalk Cafe Comes to Liberia

Posted: February 3, 2017 - 15:14

A traditional sidewalk café has come to Liberia’s Calle Real with Arte, Café y Studio, a mix of cafeteria, North American confectionery with Guanacastecan crafts, gourmet infusions and local entrepreneurship.   This is one of those places that’s... MORE

There Is No Other Taco in Nicoya Like Lipa’s

Posted: January 20, 2017 - 10:51

From bars to family-run diners, I’ve tried all of the tacos in Nicoya. Each has its own style, but for me, none match Lipa’s quality. I have arguments to defend that statement: These tacos use homemade corn tortillas that as they cool have both a... MORE

Art, Aesthetics and Good Food Stimulate Your 5 Senses at Más Q Café

Posted: December 15, 2016 - 11:37

If sitting down to drink a cup of coffee is a daily ritual you don’t want to lose, try Más Q Café in Liberia. We guarantee it will be a sensory experience. At the café’s entrance, stone walls and wood columns invoke the rustic designs of traditional... MORE

Alemania and Colombia Share Menu at Biergarten Donde Lina

Posted: November 19, 2016 - 11:22

In central Samara on the road to Playa Carrillo there is a blue and white awning over the popular new restaurant, Biergarten Donde Lina which serves a taste of Germany with a touch of Colombia. Lina Clemencia Guzman and her partner Thomas Fitz make... MORE

The Orient Comes to Downtown Nicoya

Posted: November 4, 2016 - 09:22

Japanese and Korean flavors are being served in a small corner of downtown Nicoya. Kabuto Sushi, an oriental restaurant, is located about 50 meters north of the northwest corner of Nicoya’s park.   The new restaurant offers soups, ice cream tempura... MORE

Colochos: Ceviche from the Heart of Samara

Posted: October 21, 2016 - 09:07

Marisqueria Colochos is in the heart of Samara in more ways than one.  It is located in the center of town adjacent to the new park, is much loved by locals, and the family is an institution in this town.  Colocho is the nick name of Alexis Jimenez... MORE

When Flavor is Measured in Meters

Posted: September 9, 2016 - 11:02

Some dishes are measured in portions, others by the plate and still others by price. In Nicoya, next to the Iglesia Colonial, pizza is measured in meters – as many as a customer wants. This restaurant has a convenient and easy-to-remember name:... MORE

Sprout: American-style gourmet fusion

Posted: August 11, 2016 - 15:56

Sprout restaurant in Playa Tamarindo is the perfect combination of organic and gourmet cooking with American-style fast food. Mike Fish, a renowned U.S. chef, prepares his own salsas, dressings, mayonnaises and breads using local ingredients... MORE

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