The best dinning experiences in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast has become a culinary melting pot, showcasing the best of cuisines from around the world. Fresh ingredients, expert chefs, and a commitment to quality have made the area home to some of the country’s best dining experiences.Fortunately for those visiting the Los Sueños Resort and Marina, many of these options are just a stone’s throw away. We have compiled a list of our favorite eateries – some of which are within the resort itself, and some of which are just around the corner.
Los Sueños Resort
El Galeon serves upscale international cuisine in an elegant, yet breezy setting. The restaurant is well-known for its exceptional service and its high-quality, delicious dishes. However, its best feature is its location – the eatery overlooks the marina, and diners can enjoy the fresh air and the ocean view. .Call : 2630-4555
This elegant, contemporary bamboo-inspired restaurant features a sublime offering of Asian favorites, from sushi, to curries, to bento boxes. Its seaside location also offers a tranquil and beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. .Call : 2630-4333
With a perfect balance of Old World European charm and modern sensibilities, the Terrace Lounge is the ideal place to have a cocktail and some delicious pub fare, in a relaxing upscale environment. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Terrace Lounge is located on the second floor, above the Lanterna Ristorante Italiano..Call : 2630-4222
This restaurant offers up decadent Italian fare against a serene marina backdrop. Delight in everything from fresh handmade pasta, to risotto, to frutti del mar, expertly prepared by chefs well-versed in authentic Italian cuisine. .Call : 2630-4111
If you are in the mood to visit someplace that’s upscale, yet laid-back and fun, the Hookup Bar and Restaurant is your best bet. Enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, or a mojito, as you snack on bar favorites like chicken wings and burgers. While the food is delicious, the best feature of The Hookup is its exquisite ocean views. .Call : 2630-4444
Dolce Vita is the perfect spot to enjoy a light breakfast, indulge in a sweet snack, or relax with a cup of coffee. Sample fresh breads, decadent pastries, homemade ice cream and rich gourmet Costa Rican coffee, indoors or out in the fresh tropical air. .Call : 2630-4250
Conveniently located in the Los Sueños Marriott, La Vista offers upscale dining in a Colonial-style setting, and tempts palates with a delightful international menu. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a perfect view of the hotel pool deck. .Call : 2630-9000
One of Los Sueños Marriott’s newest additions, Bar Ocho offers a laid-back bar experience at any time of day. Whether you are up for a light lunch, an afternoon beer and snacks, or a casual dinner with drinks, this is the place to come. Bar Ocho’s specialties are based on local flavor profiles, and include ceviche, a taco bar, and hand-crafted rum cocktails. .Call : 2630-9000
This casual, 1960s-inspired steakhouse offers premium cuts of beef in served in a classic style. A large, wood-burning grill sears adds rich flavor and finesse to every steak, while open-air seating allows patrons to enjoy the tropical breeze as they dine. Open for lunch and dinner. .Call : 2630-9000
Casa del Cafe is much more than a coffee house. It’s a place to grab lunch with friends, a cozy breakfast spot, and the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth any time of day or night. The café serves everything from homemade pastries, to expertly prepared sandwiches, to wine and spirits. And of course, there is an incredible array of coffee combinations to choose from. Open 24 hours.Call : 2630-9000
The rustic, Caribbean flair of El Hicaco gives it warmth and charm, while its eclectic international menu offers a wide array of choices for diners. El Hicaco specializes in seafood, but it also features a buffet with sushi, pasta, salad, meat and chicken options. The restaurant is best known for its stellar lobster dishes, and for the spectacular sunsets that grace its outdoor seating area. Call : 2643 3226
This warm and vibrant restaurant has been a favorite of locals and visitors for years. Caliche’s offers a rustic and charming seaside location, attentive service, and ample portions of hearty, locally inspired cuisine. This is the place to visit for meat, seafood and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Call : 2643.3406
This funky eatery is brimming with artistry and life. Its graffiti murals and eclectic urban style showcase Costa Rican street culture, and make it a one-of-a-kind place to eat. Meanwhile, exceptional service and delicious food make it a Jaco favorite of locals and visitors alike. To keep things fresh, the menu board changes every day. However, there are some standards that are not to be missed, including the Tuna Tar Tar Tower and the cacao-encrusted beef.Call : 2643-1708
There are sushi lovers the world over, and when they come to Costa Rica, they visit Tsunami Sushi. You can’t get fresher than this restaurant – their creative sushi, sashimi and designer rolls are made with wahoo, tuna and marlin fished straight from Costa Rican waters. The restaurant also features traditional Japanese dishes, and offers weekly promotions for guests. Open for dinner. Call : 2643.3678
If you are looking to work some grownup fun into your Costa Rica vacation, Crocs Casino Resort is the place to go. The resort features a Las Vegas-style casino with slots, table games, and world-class service, as well as a fantastic night club where you can dance until the wee hours of the morning. Crocs Casino also features a variety of restaurants, including Adacus, a Mediterranean-style restaurant; Parsley Pepper, which serves international cuisine a la carte; and three exciting bars that serve cocktails, snacks and light meals. Call : 4001 5398
Located in north Jaco, Rio Oasis is the perfect place to grab pizza and a beer after a long day of surfing, diving, or simply hanging out on the beach. The restaurant serves upscale versions of simple and hearty fare, such as pizza, cheesy bread and nachos, using the freshest possible ingredients. Rio Oasis is known for having the best pizza in Jaco, and is definitely worth a try. Call : 2643.3354
Great Seafood, Curries and Asian inspired foods. Call : 2643.1642
Oceanfront bar and restaurant with wireless internet, big screen TV’s, pool table, darts, volleyball net and horseshoes. Relaxed bar enviornment. Call : 2643.2615
Fresh seafood, Mexican, and Thai dishes. Try their famous smoothies! Open for lunch and dinner daily. Call : 2643.2961
If you love seafood, and you are looking for a taste of the Caribbean, look no further than Lemon Zest. Well-known as one of Jaco’s best restaurants, Lemon Zest features inspired, original dishes crafted with Central American flair. While seafood is the house specialty, the restaurant offers superb dishes for diners of every preference. Open for dinner Monday-Saturday. Call : 2643.2591
Nightly recorded Live-concerts on big screen tv ‘s. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call : 2643.1083
Ocean front restaurant serving fresh seafood and salad bar. Special services include catering, private parties, and special orders. Golf cart friendly. Call 2637.8910
A short drive north of Jaco, about 15 min. This Equestrian Center provides an unforgettable horse show while serving you dinner front stage. Call for reservations and show times : 8824.3360
The ultimate Sunset Dining experience overlooking Costa Rica’s largest waterfall! Fresh flowers, candles and tiki torches are just extra touches to the beautiful natural backdrop of this experience. Strict reservation policy, best to request a private dinner (seven or more people). Check out photos and testimonials at www.adventurediningcr.com. Call: 8352.9419
North of Jaco, about a 10 minute drive. Famous for sunset drinks at the Amphitheater. Their restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call : 2637.0505
An oceanfront restaurant serving typical Costa Rican dishes, such as Casadoas and Arroz con pollo. Casual atmosphere. Golf cart friendly. Call: 2637.8073
This rustic, laid-back restaurant is nestled in a shady, secluded spot, right on the beach, making it perfect for a relaxing meal. It offers a great mixture of traditional Costa Rican and international dishes, which you can enjoy as you watch surfing videos or listen to great live music- or simply gaze out as the waves crash in. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This laid-back, open-air restaurant is a favorite haunt of surfers, and for good reason. Each week, guests can gather on the seaside terrace to watch a surfing competition hosted by the restaurant, and enjoy food from the open barbecue. The Backyard serves up cuisine you would expect at a homestyle get together, including burgers, wraps, pasta and stew. The atmosphere is laid-back, the beachside setting is beautiful, and all of the food is expertly and deliciously prepared. Call : 2643.7011
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What our customers are saying
Outstanding! For valentine's day, my wife and I chose to stay once again in Los Suenos, but this time, instead of the hotel, we chose this condominium complex. It is worth every spent dime. Everything is nearby, the marina, the restaurant is not exactly walking distance per say, but, since you drove from downtown San Jose, you might just drive less a mile away to get good food and relaxed atmosphere. Everything is neat and clean, fully equipped! Was afraid of the usual mosquitos but, we found none!
It advertises private pool, well, not exactly private because it is shared but don't get me wrong, shared with other two complex of 8, a pair of complex shares a pool so it wasn't "crowed" nor noisy.
I need to be emphatic with the order and that everything is kept clean like the pool, the pool's bathroom, you'll get a maid to clean up your condo so it was quite a sweat surprise to find it crystal clean when we came back from dinner. It has it's own in/room laundry and dryer, microwave, oven, etc... Tvs are not exactly 60" flat screen but come on, why would you want to stay at home watching TV having so much beautiful sunset and ocean activities to do, right?
The only thing I would like the owners to keep an eye on, is that, they will hold $500 off your Credit Card and reimburse it a couple of days later if there's no damage to their property to be charged. That's ok, but when we got there, we notice some stuffs, minor stuffs, were already half broken. On check out, I told the clerk those things we saw to be broken when we got there and got the assurance we won't get charged by those things like the bottle and egg holders inside the fridge, some kitchen tools are quite "used" and "scratched".
Anyways, the overall experience, the place, the service and attention, all two thumbs up. Next time, we'll try the golf course.Ricardo Tsai (San Jose, CR)
Los Sueños resort. Excellent resort to stay and easy access for fishing boats, tours and restaurants. The people are just wonderfull ! Pura vida vacation for sure !!!Myrto T (Elgan, SC)
My friends and I went to celebrate my birthday and we had an extraordinary experience. The people, food, and atmosphere were completely phenomenal. When we departed back to Chicago, one of my friends noticed that he forgot his money in the security box. We called when we landed and the money was transferred the next day. We enjoyed it so much that we can't wait to go back. Thank you for your time.Donny T. (Chicago)