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Food That Tastes Like Home

Posted: April 19, 2018 - 09:17

Upon entering the El Fogón de Juana restaurant, you have to scream loudly: Hello! because all the cooks are at the wood-burning stove. Among them is the owner of the restaurant, Juana Isabel Cortés.

The place is small, but the breeze whisks through from one side to the...

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“The Magic of Nicoya in a Jar”

Posted: March 23, 2018 - 09:48

It all started in 2016 as a project for their major in international trade and business at the National University. Today, it’s a 100% Guanacaste startup, about to become a formal business.  Stacy Briones, Jeramel Boza and José López are the... MORE

Tasting Peru in the Middle of Nosara

Posted: February 9, 2018 - 10:25

It’s a fusion of flavors and a spectacle for the eyes. This awakening of senses summarizes Peruana, one of the newest kitchens in Playa Guiones, Nosara. As the name suggests, the menu’s base is the gastronomy of the Andean nation. And that’s not a... MORE

Canelazul: Food for Growing Old

Posted: January 18, 2018 - 08:57

Two months ago, award-winning Nicoyan chef Daisy Barrantes opened a healthy and sustainable food window on the south side of the colonial church in Nicoya. She sells coffee, paninis on ciabatta bread, cakes made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal... MORE

A College Dream Called Guanalettas

Posted: December 27, 2017 - 10:44

Ever since Andrés Badilla and Reiner Vásquez studied business administration at the University of Costa Rica, they knew that they weren’t cut out to work for a boss. Their goal was to start their own company.  Today, at ages 25 and 27 respectively... MORE

Eduardos, Food to Escape Reality

Posted: October 13, 2017 - 12:36

I’m eating a beef loin over a bed of mashed potatoes bathed in béchamel sauce with jumbo shrimp that leaves me with lots of questions, but above all this one: Is this how magic tastes?   The beef is juicy and has a sweet and sour taste with a hint... MORE

A Touch of Mexico in Downtown Nicoya

Posted: September 29, 2017 - 14:38

I've lived in Guanacaste for a little more than three years, and ever since then I've been in search of Mexican restaurants that sell the original al pastor-style meat, spinning on a spit, with a pineapple on top: as God intended it!   Those closest... MORE

Smoky Love In Nosara

Posted: August 26, 2017 - 12:08

I found the Salty Pelican because a friend recommended it to a friend who told me that I had to go. As I was arriving in a tuk-tuk, I figured this would be a typical American restaurant: rock and roll, high-backed chairs, a screen showing a baseball... MORE

Lingering and Eating in El Cafecito

Posted: July 29, 2017 - 12:45

There are no windows or bars at El Cafecito; it’s all open. There is a little roof that shelters the wicker chairs that sit outside. There is an easy chair with cushions. There is a generous fan. All of these elements tell me that I’m going to be... MORE

Fond of La Fonda

Posted: June 30, 2017 - 09:44

Guiones has amazing restaurants but let's agree they come at a price. Yet hope is not lost. There is still a place in Nosara town that gives you the same great food as Guiones proper but a little more affordable: La Fonda. The owner, Alejandro... MORE

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. I sat down... MORE

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