Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Latin America & Caribbean >
Sep 20, 2010 03:07 PM

Costa Rica: Central Pacific Side

I am going to Costa Rica this Winter and was looking for any recommendations for must go to restaurants and foodie spots (markets etc.).

I am centralized around Jaco but am hoping to travel around the surrounding area, perhaps to Manuel Antonio.

If anyone has any suggestions let me know! Thanks

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I've been to that area three times in the past five years. It's a beautiful country, but the food down there doesn't generally knock my socks off. I can say that I've had two meals there that were pretty memorable, however.

    El Galeon, which is just a couple of miles from Jaco next to the Marriott Los Suenos marina:

    Kapi Kapi in Manuel Antionio:

    1 Reply
    1. re: sweet_polly

      Funny you mention El Galeon, I have been there and agree it is a great meal/experience. Bit I did find it was geared toward the tourists. I aim to find some amazing local gems (markets included).

    2. On your way to Manuel Antonio you go through the town of Quepos. Stop at El Gran Escape. It's a bar/restaurant. The food is great.