This beloved nine-table Caribbean eatery serves up delicious patí – flaky beef turnovers stuffed with onion, spices, and Panamanian peppers – along with sweet plantain tarts and heaping plates of rice-n-beans (the s…
Situated 600m west of Taco Bell on the south side of the main highway, this popular soda (cheap, informal lunch counter) is a good bet for early-morning breakfasts and affordable casados.
The clutter of pick-up trucks out front is a clue that you've stumbled on to this popular family eatery serving grilled fish, roasted meats and bocas (savory bar snacks). Our favorite is chifrijo, rice and beans stu…
This huge supermarket is 800m northeast of the bus terminal, along Guápiles' eastbound main street.
Belly up to the cafeteria-style counter at this friendly family spot and cobble together a plate of coconut rice, red beans and whatever Caribbean meat and veggie dishes are cooking today. Also recommended in the mo…
This macrobiotic grocery store sells healthy vegetarian foods, vitamins, and all things made of soy.
You can find affordable meals at the sodas here.
This huge supermarket, 200m north of the bus terminal, is useful for self-caterers.
On the beach at Playa Bonita, Reina's has loud music, good vibes and plenty of mariscos (seafood) and cerveza (beer) on the menu.
A decent, affordable grocery store.