I go every Saturday morning to the Escazú farmer's market (the 'feria'). It's about two blocks long, has marimba music, fruit, vegetable, flowers, a few other things. It starts at about 6 am and goes until nearly noon. Prices and quality are always better than the supermarket, and its a fun place to people watch.
The restaurante Giacomin has broadband wi-fi internet, pastries, chocolates, and lunch fare. GPS coordinates: 9.92193,-84.133666, on Calle el Llano in Bello Horizonte de Escazú. 2228-3381
The Bagelman's chain of restaurants also has wi-fi. There's one in Rolex Plaza, on the main road in San Rafael de Escazú, opposite the TGIF restaurant.
Buena Tierra restaurant has wi-fi and organic food. Located 100 meters south of the main Escazú church, on the southwest corner. 2288-3407 GPS coordinates: 9.918549,-84.140972
Il Panino Restaurante has full lunch and dinner, and wi-fi. In the Multicentro Paco, at the turnoff to the road to Guachipelin.
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Gerardo Montoya’s Taller de Mascaras, on the road up to Pico Blanco, is the epitome of old Escazú. He follows the tradition of his grandfather, making the giant folkloric ‘payaso’ masks for local parades. If you let him know that you are coming, he may put on traditional music. For larger groups he can arrange to have dancers animate the giant costumes. He sometimes serves a delicious old time drink called chicha, and let you try on the costumes, or try your hand at making a mask. Best to call first.
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it is true there are many nice restaurants in Escazu but I must say saigon asian fusion in Escazu is one that I will have much success is new but I think the excellence of attention and delicious food are excellent I recommend this restaurant if you want to try Real Asian food by the way here's your page on facebook me take the time to look for them: D www.facebook.com / saigonasianfusionfood
Favorite Dish: yaki udom, tom kagai chinese japanese whatever haha
This is a nice place to meet for a light lunch. It's on a quiet side street with plenty of parking, and a green area. It's sunny and clean. You can sit inside near the dessert area or outside on a very pleasant covered patio. The broadband wi-fi is free and very fast and you can surf happily for hours. They are a dessert bakery, but I usually go to get a hot sandwich. They have many kinds of chocolate, marzipan, cakes, tarts and quiches, all much much better than the average bakery here. Service is fast and friendly. Sandwiches are all less than $8, and very good; salads average $6.50. Dessert prices vary widely.
Favorite Dish: I like the salmon and caper panino sandwiches.
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