Set inside the Casa Natalia hotel, Mi Cocina is as classy as dining in San José gets. The decor is artistic, the mains sublime, and desserts (such as vanilla flan or basil ice cream) are creative culinary masterpiec…
This small Argentine-owned meat importer sells fresh empanadas (baked turnovers stuffed with meat, cheese or veggies). Delivery offered.
A French-inspired spot with tasty breads, delicious croissants and pastries, gelati that hits the spot on a hot day, and excellent dinners. The Med-inspired decor is tasteful and contemporary.
Lasanta is an upscale wine bar with tastings (not free) on Wednesday and Thursday. Located in an antique house, Lasanta, which means holy place in Spanish, is a beautiful place to drink good wine and relax.
Los Barriles stocks over 300 varieties of tequila and keeps at least two dozen bottles open for tasting. Prices are a bit steep, but the selection is great.
Part of the Tropicana Inn, the Bar & Grill is a huge space, with garden views and a generous menu of Mexican and American faves. Popular with travelers and locals alike, it's renowned for its super-fresh seafood…
Small selection of women's handbags, fine tequilas (you can taste 'em, too) and traditional handicrafts.
A pub-style environment offering local microbrews. Sample 4oz measures of eight different beers for just M$85. Popular choices include the Raspberry Lager and the put-hairs-on-your-chest Peyote Pale Ale.
Right on the plaza, this is a good spot for that evening glass of wine. The owner’s wife does the artwork that’s on display.