Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Playa Tamarindo

Green Papaya

Swing on up to the bar for a breakfast burrito or pull up a tree-stump stool to sample the fantastic fare. The mahi-mahi tacos are perfection in a tortilla, while non-meat-eaters will appreciate the multiple veggie …
Top Choice Mexican in Playa Sámara

Lo Que Hay

This rocking beachside taquería and pub offers six delectable taco fillings: fish, chorizo, chicken, beef, pork or veggie. The grilled avocados stuffed with pico de gallo are great. Even without tacos, a good time w…
Top Choice Mexican in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Taco Taco

Quick and convenient, this taquería (taco stall) offers tasty Tex-Mex tacos, and burritos and quesadillas filled with shredded chicken. There's also slow-roasted short rib, roasted veggies and battered mahimahi. The…
Top Choice Mexican in Alajuela

Jalapeños Central

Offering the best Tex-Mex in the country, this popular 11-table spot will introduce some spice into your diet. The simple and fresh burritos, chimichangas and enchiladas come in a meal deal or on their own, and rega…
Mexican in Playas Avellanas & Negra

Jalapeño Eatery & Market

There's something special about this glorified taco bar. Ingredients are all organically produced or locally sourced. Tortillas are hand-rolled; hot sauce and other condiments are homemade; chickens and eggs come fr…
Mexican in Jacó

Juanita's

From the same restaurateurs behind Green Room, this new Mexican place in Jacó Walk wins for its innovative, fresh dishes and cocktails but also for adorable interior design and super-friendly staff. Nightly specials…
Mexican in Central Pacific Coast

Restaurante Los Chanchitos

At the entrance to Punta Leona, this long-standing favorite serves up delicious seafood enchiladas and other Mexican-inspired dishes. The owners couldn’t be nicer – it’s a perfect spot to grab a bite before or after…
Mexican in Nosara Area

El Chivo

A groovy roadside joint in the middle of the Pelada wilderness. Tacos are a favorite – try the house specialty, the buttery chipotle-lime shrimp version. Like any upstanding Mexican place, bargain Taco Tuesday is ma…
Mexican in Nosara Area

Al Chile

Fresh ingredients, friendly staff and amazing Tico-Mex served under the inviting shade of a palapa. A taco combo platter allows you to sample three different varieties, and spice lovers must try the homemade five-ch…
Mexican in San José

Las Mañanitas

At this authentic Mexican place near the park, well-rendered specialties include tacos in sets of four – corn tortillas accompanied by chicken, steak, sea bass or carne al pastor (spiced pork). Fans of mole poblano …