Top Choice Seafood in Quepos


A serious contender for the region's best restaurant, Gabriella's does many things well. The veranda catches the sunset, the service is attentive, but the food is the real star, with a great emphasis on fresh fish a…
Top Choice Seafood in Quepos

Marisquería Jiuberth

Run by a hardworking fisherman's family, this local institution with brightly tiled floors serves some of the best seafood in town, yet is practically unknown to visitors because it's tucked out of the way. Whether …
Top Choice Fusion in Quepos

Z Gastrobar

Bright, open to the breeze from all sides and with colorful cushions strewn on its comfy couches, this is a terrific spot for lingering with a coffee and dessert, or over a lunch of dorado ceviche in coconut milk or…
Top Choice Bakery in Quepos

Brooklyn Bakery

Real New York–style bagels and lox! (a real rarity in Costa Rica). Rye bread! Iced coffee! This adorable little bakery bakes its fresh wares every morning, as well as serving light bites throughout the day and delic…
Cafeteria in Quepos

Soda Come Bien

The daily rotation of delicious cafeteria options might include fish in tomato sauce, olla de carne (beef soup with rice) or chicken soup, but everything is fresh, the ladies behind the counter are friendly and the …
American in Quepos

Runaway Grill

An all-round crowd pleaser, Runaway Grill's menu spans steaks, wraps, salads, tacos, burgers, sandwiches and more. Portions are sizable and come with a sea view, the mint lemonades are refreshing and enormous, and t…
Italian in Quepos


Gelato lovers should make a point of stopping here, to choose from more than 20 flavors of the heavenly stuff. This spacious alfresco restaurant may also be the only game in town on Sunday night during slow season, …
Fast Food in Quepos

Chicken On The Run

If it's crispy fried chicken you're craving, this is the best little joint in town. Grab a wing or breast to go, or bring some friends for a sitdown meal of an entire roast chicken with all the trimmings. Casados ar…
Deli in Quepos


This deli makes excellent sandwiches with imported Italian meats and cheeses, served with a side of ill grace from the grumpy waiter, but perfect for toting on excursions to Manuel Antonio.
Market in Quepos

Farmers Market

Self-caterers should check out the farmers' market near the waterfront, where you can buy directly from farmers, fisherfolk, bakers and other food producers.