Costa Rican Food Part 1

Good evening friends! Sorry I am coming to you so late but it was a late night for me last night which meant that I didn’t get up with enough time to go to the gym and blog and the gym won out. So I’m bringing you this post and linking up with Jen a little later than I would have liked to. 

Costa Rican food is on another level, the ingredients are so fresh and the produce is abundant. I think I ate my weight in Pico De Gallo while I was down there. So for my what I ate Wednesday’s these next few weeks I’ll bring you some of my favorites. Starting with the snack the boyfriend and I got after we unpacked our bags night one. 

FullSizeRenderPilsen is one of the main beers they serve down there, consider it like the Budweiser of Costa Rica. I wanted to try so many unique styles and brands while I was there so I just asked the waiter to bring me a popular Costa Rican beer. It hit the spot after hours of traveling. 

FullSizeRender (1)For my snack I got some ceviche and it was out of this world. It was so flavorful with the citrus burst and the acidic tomatoes balanced off by the creamy and briny seafood. I gobbled every last bite down and hardly used the toasts it came with. 

I already told you that dinner was nothing to write home about, so moving on to day two. We headed out to our hotel in La Fortuna. I’ll write more about the hotel later but one of the nice touches was the fresh fruit the landlady left in the fridge. 

FullSizeRender (2)It made for quick and easy breakfasts when we didn’t want to sit around all day at a restaurant. Again like everything these were so fresh and just bursting with flavor. After we checked in to the hotel we then headed out to get some lunch. The boyfriend really wanted some pizza after our dinner the night before so we went to a restaurant called Cafe Mediterraneo, Restaurante & Pizzeria. The first thing we ordered was garlic and olive oil flat bread.

FullSizeRender (3)It was so good wonderful. The bread had a wonderful crisp to it and the smooth olive oil they drizzled on it with the parmesan cheese just melted in your mouth. It was so hard not to go back for seconds but I knew we were getting pizza so I held off. 

FullSizeRender (4)The tomatoes 100% made this pizza for me. So firm and delicate with a punch of flavor, I found that I am in love with tomatoes south of the United States. The thin crust was also wonderful, normally thin crust gets soggy on you but with every bite this just snapped like a cracker. I would highly suggest going to this restaurant if you are ever in La Fortuna. The service was unbelievable, the views of the mountain were wonderful and the food was a wonderful blend of American with a little Costa Rican flair. 







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