Meals in Costa Rica #1

The original post of our meals in Costa Rica (posted February 2012) did not include captions of each of our meals, so I have gone back with detailed descriptions. Back in 2012, many of these spots didn’t have websites, so it’s pretty neat to find them on the internet today. It’s especially interesting to see how they’ve grown/changed.

Meals in Costa Rica: Hilton Garden Inn at Liberia Airport (Liberia)

These would be the first of many delicious meals in Costa Rica! Even though we were not staying at the hotel, we took our chances and hopped onto the hotel’s airport shuttle. Since we had time before our shuttle bus for Monteverde showed up, we “paid” for our airport shuttle ride by dining in the hotel’s restaurant.

Meals in Costa Rica - Hilton Garden Inn - Liberia
Casado con Pescado

Meals in Costa Rica - Hilton Garden Inn - Liberia
Arroz con Pollo

Meals in Costa Rica: Soda La Amistad (Monteverde)

This spot for comida tipica was a stroll up the hill from our accommodations at Cabinas El Pueblo. After the bumpy ride to Monteverde, we were ready to settle our stomachs with a nice and carby meal. Ryan said the beer batter on the fish was toast-like, and this was his favorite meal of the entire trip.

Meals in Costa Rica - Soda La Amistad - Monteverde
Casado con Pescado en Cerveza

Meals in Costa Rica - Soda La Amistad - Monteverde
Casado con Carne en Salsa

Seriously felt like we were eating out of someone’s kitchen.

Meals in Costa Rica: Soda Sabor Tico (Monteverde)

After a morning in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, we hopped off the shuttle from the park back into town a little early to eat at Soda Sabor Tico. It was on my list of places to try after doing some preliminary research on TripAdvisor. It appears that they expanded into a restaurant – good for them!

Meals in Costa Rica - Soda Sabor Tico - Monteverde
Ceviche

Meals in Costa Rica - Soda Sabor Tico - Monteverde
Casado con Gallina

Meals in Costa Rica: Morphos Restaurant (Monteverde)

Since I’m working with captions for photos from a trip several years back, I couldn’t give a better description of the “Special of the Day.” It wasn’t our favorite spot to eat during our few days in the area, but the food was fine. I think it was the facade of the restaurant that really drew me in the first place.

Morphos Restaurant - Monteverde
Pescado al Ajillo

Meals in Costa Rica - Morphos Restaurant - MonteverdeSpecial of the Day

Meals in Costa Rica: Soda La Amistad (Monteverde)

We loved this place so much, we came back for another meal. This time, a quick lunch before our ride over to Arenal!

Meals in Costa Rica - Soda La Amistad - Monteverde
Pescado al Ajillo

Meals in Costa Rica - Soda La Amistad - Monteverde
Casado con Chuleta

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  • Bananawonder

    This has got to be the best wordless Wednesday post, but now you got me curious as to what everything is… titles at least??? :P

  • Alyssa

    It’s not a good idea to look at your posts right before lunch. Now I am ravenous.

  • Looks awesome!  I was dreaming about Costa Rican food last night :)

  • Inkscrblr

    That looks delicious. Did you live costa rica? I would live to go there soon.

    • I visited for one week earlier in the month.

  • OMW the food looks simply gorgeous. I hope it tasted as good as it looks. 

    • Most of it did! :)

  • Ross Bartholomew

    I was just sitting down to start planning a trip to Costa Rica this year. Now I have even more to look forward too!

  • I want to roll around in this food. It looks so good.

  • YUM x385,738,957

    Now I’m hungry!

  • It all looks so good! The colors are especially great – no beige on those plates!