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 trea…
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). A plethora of other services i…
Top Choice Steak in Cahuita

Palenque Luisa Casa de Carnes

In the corner veranda of an old house, this cozy, candle-lit spot specializes in delicious red-wine-covered filet mignon, tenderloin and T-bone steaks. You'll also find plenty of other savory treats, including chick…
Top Choice Caribbean in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Selvin’s Restaurant

Selvin has been serving Caribbean food since 1982 and his place is considered one of the region’s best, specializing in shrimp, sautéed lobster in butter, garlic and onion, T-bone steak, a terrific rondón (seafood g…
Top Choice Pizza in Cahuita

Restaurant Italiano CahuITA

This excellent, unpretentious pizzeria is the real deal. Grab a seat at the aluminum tables on the cement back patio and enjoy a surf and insect serenade while you wait for your thin-crusted beauty to emerge from th…
French in Cahuita

Baraka Bistro

This new cafe-bistro has hardwood floors, sleek white walls, a parasol-shaded outdoor area and blackboards displaying the specials. Here you can enjoy some of the best French and Italian fare in town: the Florentina…
Italian in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

La Pecora Nera

If you're looking to splurge on a fancy meal during your trip, do it at this romantic eatery run by Ilario Giannoni. On a lovely, candlelit patio, deftly prepared Italian seafood and pasta dishes are served alongsid…
Middle Eastern in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Pita Bonita

For Turkish coffee, hummus and the best pita bread in the Caribbean, this Israeli-owned spot is the place. There's also creamy moutabal (a roasted-aubergine and tahini dip), spicy shakshuka (a Middle Eastern dish wi…