Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Quepos to Manuel Antonio

Kapi Kapi Restaurant

While there is some stiff competition for the title of best restaurant in the area, this Californian creation certainly raises the bar. The menu at Kapi Kapi (a traditional greeting of the indigenous Maleku) spans t…
Top Choice Costa Rican in Playa Hermosa

Vida Hermosa

This new restaurant is the talk of Playa Hermosa for its friendly staff, sweet surf view, and most of all its outrageously delicious cuisine. The chef cut his teeth over at Tsunami Sushi, but with a new place of his…
Top Choice Fusion in Jacó

Side Street Bistro

Recently relocated to the fabulous new Jacó Walk, this place bills itself as a food truck sin ruedas (without wheels). The small, often-changing menu includes creative sandwiches with roasted portobello mushrooms, t…
Top Choice International in Jacó

Graffiti

With shiny new digs in Jacó Walk, this long-standing favorite has upped its aesthetic appeal while retaining what first made it great: creative dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Tried-and-true favorites…
Top Choice Fusion in Ojochal

Azul

At this chic little restaurant inside El Castillo, with killer views of the Pacific coast, your tastebuds will be singing praises when you treat them to innovative, Tico-style potato skins, goat cheese ravioli and e…
Top Choice International in Ojochal

Exotica

This phenomenal gourmet restaurant is worth planning your evening around. In a sultry, jungle ambience with orchids everywhere, the nouveau-French dishes each emphasize a breadth of ingredients brought together in m…
Top Choice Indonesian in Ojochal

Ylang-Ylang

The only Indonesian restaurant in Central America, this characterful expat-run place is immensely popular for the authentic, fiery flavors of their dishes (they grow their own Asian herbs). Dishes such as daging ren…
Top Choice Fusion in Quepos to Manuel Antonio

Café Milagro

This is a fine stop for fancy coffee drinks, and even better for decadent breakfasts (banana pancakes with macadamia nuts), sandwiches (mango mahimahi wrap) and sophisticated interpretations of Tico fare for dinner …
Top Choice International in Playa Esterillos

Los Almendros

Around 50m west of the soccer field in Esterillos Oeste, an expat has decided to take a global theme and run with it a few miles. The results? Delectable Jamaican jerk, Caribbean-style curry, whole red snapper with …
Top Choice Spanish in Uvita

Sabor Español

Having had a successful run in Monteverde, charming Spanish couple Heri and Montse realized that they wanted to live by the ocean – to Uvita's good fortune. Thus, their sublime gazpacho, paella, tortilla española an…