Are there good restaurants in Costa Rica?
When we asked people living in Costa Rica about good local restaurants, they mentioned...
"One of the most popular restaurants in Costa Rica is La Casona de Laly, located in San Jose. This restaurant is known for its traditional Costa Rican cuisine, with dishes like gallo pinto, casado, and tamales. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, and the staff is friendly and attentive. Another favorite restaurant in Costa Rica is El Bistro, located in Manuel Antonio. This restaurant is known for its fresh seafood dishes, such as ceviche, shrimp, and fish. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Finally, La Parrilla de Marisqueria is a popular restaurant in Jaco. This restaurant is known for its fresh seafood dishes, such as grilled fish, shrimp, and lobster. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant, and the staff is friendly and attentive," said another expat in Costa Rica.
"There's pretty much everything. My specific neighborhood (within walking distance) has dozens of restaurants ranging from pizza joints to Japanese cuisine, though not many if any four star restaurants. I'd have to take a taxi to get to one of those. My neighborhood also has various US chain restaurants, such as Fridays and Hooters. Nearby (a short cab ride) is a "gastronomy row" of various independently-owned creative restaurants and brew pubs that have good reputations. My neighborhood also has tons of bars, including one with live music every night and a few with occasional live music. Most of the live music is Latin, but there is jazz, blues, classic rock, and so on. Beyond my neighborhood are casinos, dance clubs, pickup bars, and so on. San Jose isn't on a par with London or New York, but it's not a backward small town either. Pretty much everything exists here.," wrote a member who made the move to San Jose, Costa Rica.
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About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.