Restaurants

Top Choice Breakfast in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Bread & Chocolate

Ever had a completely homemade PB&J (with bread, peanut butter and jelly all made from scratch)? That and more can be yours at this dream of a cafe, serving sandwiches, soups and salads, and of course the treat …
Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Laszlo's

Whaddya get when you take a champion sport fisherman, born and raised in Transylvania, and transplant him to Puerto Viejo by way of New Jersey? Answer: an amazing, eclectic eatery with no sign and no menu that only …
Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Mopri

You'd never know it from Mopri's dingy facade and cheap plastic tables, but this place serves some of the best seafood in Puerto Viejo. Choose your star ingredient – whole snapper, calamari, lobster or prawns. Then …
Top Choice Cafe in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Café Rico

Home to some of Puerto Viejo's best house-roasted coffee, and natural smoothies such as probiotic ginger ale, this cozy garden cafe serves breakfast (yogurt and strawberries, omelets) and early lunch (the Hawaiian p…
Caribbean in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Miss Lidia's Place

A long-standing favorite for classic Caribbean flavors, Miss Lidia's has been around for years, pleasing the palates and satisfying the stomachs of locals and tourists alike. Fruit-and-veggie lovers will appreciate …
Latin American in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Koki Beach

A high-end favorite for drinks and dinner, this sleek eatery at the eastern end of town cranks up the lounge music and sports colorful Adirondack chairs that face the ocean from an elevated platform. There’s a decen…
Fusion in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Stashu's con Fusion

Stroll 250m out of town toward Playa Cocles to this romantic low-lit patio cafe serving creative cuisine that combines elements of Caribbean, Indian, Mexican and Thai cooking. Macadamia- and coconut-encrusted tilapi…
Caribbean in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Soda Riquisimo

Typical Caribbean dishes, like jerk chicken served with salad, beans, rice and plantain, are done well at this simple soda off the main strip. Reggae plays in the background and the atmosphere is friendly enough, bu…
Asian in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Chile Rojo

Craving sushi? Head to this open-air Asian joint on Puerto Viejo's main street overlooking the beach and boats. Bonus raw-fish varieties include soy-infused, Hawaiian-style tuna poke, and ceviche. Meanwhile, cooked …
Cafe in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Como en mi Casa Art Café

Owned by a friendly bohemian expat couple, this charming vegetarian cafe champions the 'slow food' movement and makes everything from scratch, from the jams and the hot sauces to the gluten-free pancakes. Popular it…