Dorling's Bakery and Coffee Shop: Homemade pizza and fruit smoothies
Dorlings is a cute restaurant that is open from 5am to midnight. They serve good pizzas - the smallest large enough to split with someone or take home for another meal. Their fruit smoothies (batidos) are also very good. They serve typical Costa Rican food as well.
- National/State Park
Caoba: American cafe
Cute little wood cafe with the very tall straw roof, gorgeous backyard on the river with a few more tables to enjoy the sunset, raggae music, eco ambiance if I might say with theme posters of rainforest, frogs, fishes, recycling, ... We felt right at home, at least very welcome and taken care of.
The menu isn't quite develop, but offers a good alternative to the local food you might be having for a couples or more days. Mainly, it's pizza and milkshakes. And they are both really really good. They also offer pasta and crepes. Bring a dictionnary because the ingredients are listed in spanish.
Favorite Dish: Mexican pizza and strawberry milkshake. Exquisite! We came back 3 times, once just for a milkhake.
- Budget Travel
Miss Junies: A legend
Part of the Miss Junies Hotel, a large dining room is nicely set up next to the cabinas. Family feel, lace curtains over large wooden windows, open door attitude. I could imagine Miss Junies' head poking out the door and yelling at me "dinner!"
Miss Junies' cuisine is THE MOST delicious thing I ever tasted in Costa Rica. Local flavor with a divine touch!
It's recommended to make a reservation. We just asked Olga to keep us a table...
Favorite Dish: While making the reservation in the afternoon, olga asked us what we would like to eat. I asked for fish and Olga didn't let us down!
We had garlic red-fish with an dark orange salsa, cauliflower in some kind of milk/cream/cheese sauce, coco rice and traditionnal cabbage and tomato salad. Divine!
- Budget Travel