Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Dominical

Phat Noodle

Newish in town, this expat-owned Thai restaurant and bar serves up piping hot bowls of rice and noodles, along with spicy margaritas, all from the inside of a converted school bus. Skilfully prepared menu items rang…
Top Choice Cafe in Dominical

Cafe Mono Congo

Perch on a swing at the bar or at a riverside table to enjoy the best espresso in town, hands down. This open-air cafe also dishes up tasty, simple breakfasts like pinto and huevos rancheros and (largely veggie) lun…
Cafe in Dominical

Café de Ensueños

Run by a lovely local family, this cafe is tucked away at the end of the southern spur road. Organic coffee drinks, fresh juices and hearty breakfasts are served alfresco under a covered terrace – an excellent spot …
Vegetarian in Dominical

Maracutú

This mellow, reggae-spouting 'natural restaurant' hits a lovely high note in Dominical. It serves mostly vegetarian and vegan dishes that span the globe, from falafel and burritos to pad Thai and curries, with pesca…
Costa Rican in Dominical

Charter

This Costa Rican restaurant serves excellent comida tipica, but is better known for the old, hollowed-out Allegro airplane parked beside it, which supposedly is being converted into a cocktail bar (or at least that'…
Tacos in Dominical

Del Mar Taco Shop

On the approach to the beach, an expat cooks up some of the Pacific coast's best tacos in this casual surfer hangout. We prefer the fish tacos to the shrimp, which can vary in size. Also delicious are the daily Hawa…
Seafood in Dominical

El Pescado Loco

This little open-air shack has only a handful of menu items, but when it comes to fish tacos with chipotle sauce and chunky guacamole, well, a taco doesn't get much better than this. The onion rings and fish and chi…
Costa Rican in Dominical

Soda Nanyoa

In a town that caters to Gringo appetites with inflated price tags, Nanyoa is a gratifying find: an authentic, moderately priced, better-than-most Costa Rican soda. The big pinto breakfasts and fresh-squeezed juice …
Sushi in Dominical

Dominical Sushi

In an open-air setting overlooking the River Barú, this beachfront sushi place takes advantage of the fresh tuna and other fish caught daily in Dominical. We're big fans of its tuna sashimi and unagi and rainbow rol…
Health Food in Dominical

Mama Toucan's

This new health-food store in Dominical carries a bunch of gourmet, organic and vegan products that are apparently also free of 'artificial flavors, chemicals and bad vibes.' Self-catering here is a bit pricey, but …