Restaurants

Best Pizza in Costa Rica Sbarro: The “Original New York Pizza” Comes to Costa Rica

Family-owned franchisee brings the “Original New York Pizza” to Costa Rica, opens two stores. San José, Costa Rica. The Sbarro brand, located in more than 28 countries all around world, opened its first two stores in the country October & December, respectively, of 2019. The “Original New York Pizza” brings the flavor of a globally known brand for New York Style XL slices, along with an Ita...

Olive Garden to Open Three Restaurants in Costa Rica

$3.9 million is the approximate amount that will be invested in the opening of three Olive Garden restaurants in Costa Rica in the upcoming three years. The investment group AR Holdings, member of Promerica Group will bring to Costa Rica the Italian food chain restaurant, the biggest in the United States with 850 locations. The first restaurant is scheduled to open in Escazú in 2020, with an...

Best Thai food Costa Rica,Manuel Antonio Samui:The Most Authentic Thai Restaurant in Costa Rica

When dining out in Costa Rica knowing where to go is important. Let me take the guess work out for you. Nestled on the main strip in Manuel Antonio (Waze) with a menu fueled from inspiration culled from the coasts of Thailand - Samui Thai Restaurant is one you most definitely want to visit. The indoor/outdoor venue features a retro-chic aesthetic, decked out with wooden accents, industrial ceiling...

Costa Rica PF Changs P.F. Chang’s Opens Second Restaurant in Costa Rica

P.F. Chang’s will inaugurate its second restaurant in Costa Rica next December 4, the restaurant will be located at the recently opened Oxígeno Human Playground in Heredia. With a total investment of close to $2.5 million, this will be the fourth restaurant the Asian fusion restaurant brand opens in Central America. This second restaurant is smaller than the original locale in Avenida Esca...

Gastronomy Market Costa Rica Barrio La California Will Have New Gastronomy Market

A total of $3.5 million are being invested in the development of a gastronomy market that will also include a coworking area in the San Jose neighborhood known as La California. The project, under the name “Amor de Barrio” (Neighborhood Love) is expected to open doors by the end of this year and is a project of the owners of La Fabbrica Italian Restaurant. “Amor de Barrio” is one of several ...

Sunday Party Things to do Costa Rica Sunday Party at the Sheraton Hotel in Costa Rica

The Sheraton Hotel in Escazu begins their Food and Entertainment  "Sunday Party" this Sunday September 2. "Sunday Party" combines gastronomy and music which will take place every Sunday for the month of September beginning at noon and finishing at 4 p.m. There will be Five food stations which will include everything, from traditional breakfast dishes such as croissants to exotic fresh option...

Salt Traders Costa Rica Salt Traders: Costa Rican Company Gives Salt Many Different Flavors

Salt takes a whole new meaning for Salt Traders Costa Rica, a small company located in Santa Ana and which started out as an entrepreneurship in the University of Costa Rica by Russell Davis and Adrian Arroyo. “For some time now my fascination for salt and cooking was growing, and I presented my class with the idea of creating the first Costa Rican brand specialized in sea salt”, explained Arro...

Korean Restaurant Costa Rica Korean Restaurant Offering Variety of Ramen Opens in Plaza Tempo Escazu

Kololo Ramen – Korean Casual Dining, opened its doors in Plaza Tempo, Escazu, Costa Rica after an investment of close to $200,000.00. This new option offers a variety of the famous noodle soup with delicious broth and a combination of different ingredients, but the menu also has plenty of other dishes, including gluten free alternatives and vegetarian options. Jjajang Myeon (noodle dish with th...

BBQ Workshop Costa RIca Novillo Alegre Steak House in Costa Rica Invites You to a BBQ Wokshop

The Novillo Alegre Steak House in conjunction with Bodegas Norton (winery) invite BBQ lovers to a gastronomy workshop that will take place this coming Saturday, March 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mango Plaza in Alajuela. The cost to attend is of 15 thousand colones (close to $26.50) per person; professionals from EL Novillo Alegre and Bodegas Norton will be sharing their secrets with the partic...

Bars in Escazu 5 Bars For Adults Over 30 in Escazu, Costa Rica

If there is one thing Costa Rica is not short off is bars, there are way too many bars in every single community, but many are targeted to a younger crowd 18-25, generally loud and crowded. When you are 30+ you much rather sit down and enjoy a nice conversation and good food with friends. Luckily, Escazu has a good selection of bars for adults over 30: Oveja Negra: In San Rafael de Escazu...

Italian Restaurants Costa Rica 5 Great Italian Restaurants in Costa Rica

Italian food is a synonym for comfort food for many, no matter where you are in the world it is always great when you can find a restaurant that serves good Italian dishes. If you are in Costa Rica and perhaps in need of a break from rice & beans, or simply craving Italian food, we leave you with a list of 5 great Italian restaurants in Costa Rica, with these choices you can’t go wrong: L’A...

Chinese Restaurants Escazu Costa Rica New Chinese Restaurant Opened Doors in Escazu, Costa Rica

Canton “The New Chinese Restaurant”, opened its second location in Costa Rica, this time in Plaza Itskatzú, Escazú. Canton’s first restaurant opened doors six months ago in Tibás, the restaurants are part of the company Canton Brand that has been present in Costa Rica since 2016 with a retail line of soy sauce, this brand was developed along with YHY Hong Kong that for more than 100 years and...

Chuck E Cheeses Costa Rica First Chuck E. Cheese’s in Costa Rica Will Open End of January

Although the date announced for the opening of the first Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant was October this year delays occurred and it has been confirmed that now the franchise will open its first location at the end of January 2018. With an investment of close to $3 million the first of three Chuck E Cheese’s will open at Plaza Bratsi, Heredia. The franchise is a project of Costa Rican Corpora...

Costa Rica Gastronomy Market New Gastronomy Market Opens Doors Dec.14 in Barrio Escalante, Costa Rica

If you are familiar with “El Mercado” (The Market) in Barrio La California, San Jose, a similar concept will be opening doors this December 14 in Barrio Escalante. The main difference is that El Mercado in La California is geared towards young adults who are looking for not just a place to eat but also a fun bar where they can hang out; El Mercado in Barrio Escalante is targeted to families and...

Subway Costa Rica Subway Selects Costa Rica for New Business Model and More Restaurants

Costa Rica was chosen as the first country in Latin America to implement the new concept of Subway restaurants. This new model will be inaugurated on Wednesday, November 15, with the assistance of senior officials of the corporation at a regional level, who will expand the details of the restaurant of the future, the evolution in the business model, from the visual, technological, experience for ...

Food Truck Park in Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica Offers Mouth-Watering Options

An outdoor, casual environment for lunch, dinner, and afternoon snacks invites diners in Curridabat to a newly opened food truck park in this eastern San José, Costa Rica suburb called "Food Truck Park Calle Vieja" With seven trucks, that include a minibar and an ice cream cart, the eateries are open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Diners can sit in roofer corridors alongside...

Così Opens 8th Restaurant in Costa Rica’s Greater San José Metropolitan Area

Così, the Boston, Massachusetts-based fast-casual restaurant chain known for its homemade flatbread, opens its eighth eatery in Costa Rica this Friday, November 10. The new Così locale will be inaugurated in the northern San José suburb of Guadalupe, in the canton of Goicoechea, at the Distrito Uno shopping plaza. Situated next to Distrito Uno's new Auto Mercado grocery store, Così in Guadal...

Pizza Costa Rica The Crew Pizza & Salad, New Restaurant Will Open 5 Locations in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Company CRB Restaurants, owner of the Chili’s franchise in Costa Rica, is opening new restaurants but this time with pizza as the main dish. The Crew Pizza & Salad opened its first location this October 10 at Plaza Real Alajuela; a 200 square meter are with capacity for 70 customers and with the concept of creating your own pizza or your own salad. Andrés Gómez, general manager ...

Fogo Brasil Restaurant Costa Rica Fogo Brasil Restaurant in Costa Rica acquired by Tsunami Global

Fogo Brasil Restaurant in La Sabana opened doors almost 7 years ago and soon earned a steady clientele that loved this rodizio style option where you are always sure to find perfectly cooked beef cuts and an assorted salad bar. Fogo Brasil restaurant was recently acquired by Tsunami Global Group, the corporation that owns the chain of restaurants Tsunami Sushi; the company has confirmed they p...

Hooters Now at City Mall Alajuela, Adjacent to Costa Rica’s Intl Airport

Chatwoods S.A. announced the opening of Hooters of Alajuela in Costa Rica's City Mall - Central America's largest mall which opened just two years ago. The 400-square meter location, adjacent to Alajuela's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), seats 130 guests inside, and accommodates up to 18 guests on its outdoor patio. "City Mall is an exceptional venue for attracting locals and tour...

Costa Rica Gastronomy Market El Mestizo Gastronomy Market Costa Rica

Barrio Escalante in the east of the capital city of San José is known as a Gastronomy Walk, an area where many different restaurants can be found; now in the west of San José, more precisely in Plaza Tempo Escazú there’s El Mestizo, a new Gastronomy Market where visitors can find 13 different culinary options all in one place. Here are some of the alternatives you’ll find at El Mestizo: Kami...

Hawaiian Food Costa Rica Poke Hawaiian flavor in Costa Rica!

Canadian chef William Ayre and Costa Rican Business Administrator and Financial Analyst Daniel Loría met in high school; now, 15 years later they are partners in a new business, Hawaiian food restaurant Poke which opened doors June 13. Poke is located in Plaza Tempo, Escazú and required an investment of close to US $120,000.00. Poke is a Hawaiian dish involving raw fish salad served in a bowl. ...

Food Week San Jose Costa Rica Enjoy the Last Days of Food Week San Jose 2017

The Food Week festival is carried out in several cities like New York, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Madrid, Spain, with great success; it is a great opportunity for people to try some of the best restaurants in their city at great prices. This event arrived to San José, Costa Rica this year for the first time. Even though the name of the festival is “Food Week” it actually goes on for seve...

Restaurants San Jose Costa Rica 6 Restaurants in San Jose, Costa Rica you Should Definitely try

San José has many hidden jewels, many places that are unknown to foreigners and even to locals that don’t take the time to discover this city; you will be surprised to find some great restaurants and bars in downtown San José, and here we give you six awesome restaurants right in Costa Rica’s capital city that you should definitely take the time to try: 1) Coconut: Many people complain about ho...

TGI Fridays Costa Rica TGI Friday’s Costa Rica Renovates its Image and Menu

TGI Fridays changed owners and has relaunched its brand in Costa Rica; the franchise in the country now belongs to Costa Rican corporation La 305 S.A. . Everything from the menu, to the image and the infrastructure was renovated; 20 new high definition screens to enjoy sports events, modern and more efficient kitchen equipment and new personnel, hope to attract more clients. “Fridays is one ...

Café Britt Focuses on Chocolates, Expands Gourmet Outlets in Costa Rica

Costa Rica will see the growth of gourmet coffee and chocolate options with the expansion of Britt outlets. "Britt, besides being a gourmet brand of coffee and chocolates, is characterized by the high level of service that strengthens the creation of memorable experiences. The Britt Chocolateries try to instill a taste for good chocolate. We have seen that the customer who already consumes our ...

Taco Bell Expands in Costa Rica and Increases Inclusivity of Its Workforce

The next time you go to Taco Bell don't be surprised if you see employees using sign language to communicate with one another. This is because the company has a strong policy of including people of different abilities as part of its workforce. Taco Bell Costa Rica continues to expand its operations, and also its philosophy of inclusivity, giving greater participation to individuals with disabil...

Johnny Rockets Opens Its Fifth Costa Rican Eatery at Escazú Village

The classic American diner-style eatery, Johnny Rockets, opened the doors to its fifth locale in Costa Rica. Located in the newly opened commercial and residential complex, Escazú Village, the new 300 square meter restaurant has a capacity for 134 diners and involved an investment of US$800,000. Its opening generated 30 new jobs in areas of administration, customer service, cashiers, cooks a...

Pet Friendly Restaurants Costa Rica Dog Friendly Restaurant in Costa Rica Offers Menu for Both Humans and Dogs

50mm GastroPub & Café, opened doors in Guadalupe, Costa Rica, and it’s a new option for those food and dog lovers. This pub is not only dog friendly, but it also offers a menu for our four legged friends. This concept started out as a family enterprise and combines the owners’ passion for photography, good food and dogs. Yalile Alvarado is a 21-year-old entrepreneur who graduated as a p...

La Luz Gastronomy Festival Costa Rica La Luz Gastronomy Festival will take place May 14 in Costa Rica

May 14 is the established date for this year’s edition of La Luz Gastronomy Festival in Barrio Escalante which will extend from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. This is the fifth time this even is organized and it is already one of the most expected gastronomic events in Costa Rica. Forty stands will offer different food options, design, art and culture just like in previous years, but this time there...

Costa Rica Best Pizza Costa Rica Will Pick the Best Pizza Chef in the Country #PizzaRocksCR

Have you noticed the large number of pizza restaurants you can find in Costa Rica? Fast food pizzerias and more gourmet style pizzas by some of the best Italian chefs in the country, a variety of toppings and combinations, that is what the festival Pizza Rocks wants to showcase. Starting this Monday, April 24 and for six weeks, 23 restaurants and pizzerias will compete to get rid of the concept...

Chefs Sommeliers event Costa Rica Chefs & Sommeliers Event Takes Place Today in Avenida Escazu, Proceeds Will go to Charity

The fifth edition of the Chefs & Sommeliers event will take place in Avenida Escazú this Wednesday, April 5, beginning at 7p.m. The event will have the participation of seven restaurants, among them, La Divina Comida, Apuntto, Santos, Costa Rica Beer Factory, L’lle de France. The restaurants will have the challenge of presenting innovative dishes, which will be served with an adequate wine ...

Escazu Bars Costa Rica Best Bars in Escazu, Costa Rica

The community of Escazú in Costa Rica continues to be one of the most exclusive areas in Costa Rica and also one of the epicenters of nightlife activities, following is a list of some of the best bars in Escazú. La Cantina: La Cantina has been around since 1993, it opens Monday through Saturday, it has karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays and live music during the week. Diverse food and drink menu,...

Sushi Restaurants Costa Rica Panamanian franchise NacionSushi opens first location in Costa Rica

Panamanian franchise NaciónSushi will inaugurate its first restaurant in Costa Rica, located in Escazú Village, this Saturday, April 1st . With a strong investment of $600,000.00 USD this restaurant generated 25 direct jobs. The location is divided in five different spaces, Tail Lounge, Vietnam (bar and dining room), La Central and El Callejón Tokio, the open terrace completes the concept. O...

Best Bars Santa Ana Costa Rica Best Bars in Santa Ana, Costa Rica

As we grow older it is safe to say that our preferences and taste changes, we are more aware of what we enjoy and we are spending our own money so we become more demanding, the crowded bar with very loud music, people spilling drinks and picking fights might no longer sound like fun; instead a nice bar with a good service and a good selection of food and drinks may be our preferred choice. The ...

Auto Mercado, Quiznos and Teriyaki Expand Delivery Services in Costa Rica

Traffic look bad, too hot to go out, or want to order in for a company meeting? Eateries and grocery stores are beating traffic to reach more people in their homes and offices with expanded express delivery services, reported the companies this week. Quiznos, with 31 outlets in Costa Rica, and Teriyaki, with seven, recently implemented express delivery in the areas surrounding Lindora near S...

Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant Costa Rica Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Costa Rica

There are many restaurants in Costa Rica, but the selection of vegan and vegetarian options, although it has increased in the last few years, is still limited. Some regular restaurants have incorporated a couple of dishes in their menu for people that follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, but these are the least. There are, however, a few alternatives where vegans and vegetarians can enjoy a won...

Brunch Costa Rica Best Restaurants to Enjoy Brunch in Costa Rica

Who doesn’t love a delicious brunch? Although many families enjoy going out for brunch during the weekend, there is never a bad day for brunch, actually it has become quite popular for business meetings, since it keeps a more “informal” affair. Many people in Costa Rica choose to go to Denny’s for brunch… Denny’s? Sure food is good, but considering we are in Costa Rica, there are many alternati...

Valentines day Costa Rica Celebrating Valentine’s day in Costa Rica

Whether or not you are in a romantic relationship, celebrating Valentines is a good excuse to go out and enjoy a nice dinner, music, a movie, etc., with your loved one or with friends. If you still don’t have plans or simply have no idea what you can do for this Valentine’s day in Costa Rica, here are some options for you, make sure to make your reservation ahead of time: Al Mercat Restaurant:...

Scenic Views Costa Rica The best places with scenic views in Costa Rica

Who doesn’t love an awe-inspiring view? Every country has those special places where the scenic views are incredible, people also pay a lot of money for properties with a great view. Costa Rica is no exception, here is a list of some of the best places in Costa Rica where you can delight in a wonderful view. Le Monastere: Located in Escazú, this is one of the most popular restaurants in town, ...