Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in La Fortuna

Benedictus Steakhouse

Turn off the highway and drive about 1km up a steep, rough dirt road to arrive at this spectacularly situated steak house (tricky to find in the dark, so arrive before the sun goes down). You’ll be rewarded with a g…
Cafe in La Fortuna

Rainforest Café

We know it’s bad form to start with dessert, but the irresistible sweets at this popular spot are beautiful to behold and delicious to devour. The savory menu features tasty burritos, casados, sandwiches etc. There’…
International in La Fortuna

Restaurant Don Rufino

The vibe is trendy and the service is hopping at this indoor-outdoor grill. The highlight of the menu is the perfectly prepared grilled meats. If you’re cutting back, go for Grandma’s BBQ chicken (seasoned with choc…
Italian in La Fortuna

Anch’io Ristorante & Pizzeria

If you have a hankering for pizza, you can’t do better than Anch’io, where the crust is crispy thin, the toppings are plentiful, and the pie is cooked in a wood-fired oven. Start yourself off with a traditional anti…
Fusion in La Fortuna

Chifa La Familia Feliz

If you’re looking for a change of taste – a real change from casados and pizza – check this out. In case you didn’t know, Chifa means ‘Chinese food’ in Peruvian-Spanish. So what we have here is Peruvian Chinese food…
Sushi in La Fortuna

Kappa Sushi

When you’re surrounded by mountains and cattle farms, who’s thinking of sushi? Well, think of it. The fish is fresh (you’re not that far from the ocean) and the preparations are innovative. The dragon roll (shrimp t…
International in La Fortuna

Lava Lounge

This hip, open-air restaurant is a relief when you just can’t abide another casado. There is pizza and pasta, wraps and salads, with loads of vegetarian options. Both food and service are variable, but the picnic ta…
Cafe in La Fortuna

La Central

A breezy terrace, filled with greenery and art, this is a perfect stop for breakfast or lunch. The place touts natural healthy food, and you’ll find lots of vegetarian options – fresh, hearty salads, a tasty veggie …
Soda in La Fortuna

Soda Viquez

Travelers adore the ‘local flavor’ that’s served up at Soda Viquez (in all senses of the expression). It’s a super-friendly spot, offering tasty tipica, especially casados, rice dishes and fresh fruit batidos. Price…
Italian in La Fortuna

Café Mediterraneo

It’s worth the jaunt out of town to eat at this delightful osteria, which cooks up homemade pasta dishes and wood-fired pizza. Customers rave about the personable service and decadent desserts. Nutella pizza? Sì, gr…