Hello friends and good morning. I’m linking up with Jen over at Peas and Crayons this morning to bring you part 2 of my Costa Rican cuisine. On the second night we decided that we were just going to go to the most local looking place we could find for dinner that way we could get a true Costa Rican experience. We chose a place called Rana Roja which was walking distance to our hotel. The tables were all odd shaped cuts of trees which was really cool and they had benches not chairs. I started off with another beer that I hadn’t heard of.
It reminded me a little of a Budweiser or a Bud Light so I didn’t mind it at all. The boyfriend turned his nose up to it though. We ordered food and within ten minutes it came out. The boyfriend got chicken and rice, which is totally different in Costa Rica than it is in the US. In Costa Rica it is an actual dish like Biryani in India or Fried Rice in Chinese.
I thought it was amazing though and had more than one bite of his. I decided to get something called Casado, which in raw translation means married man.
Casado differs from place to place but it almost always has rice, beans, some sort of protein, plantains and salad. This one also had some whipped yucca that was like a sweet mashed potatoes. I inhaled it and was so glad that we decided to go there. The next morning for breakfast we decided to go to a place called Cafe Rain Forest. I was dying for some coffee so we ordered those first.
I sucked this down in probably five sips it was so good! I ordered breakfast casado and the boyfriend got a burrito. By the time it came out I was so hungry I dug right in but the food was fantastic. It was by far the boyfriends favorite place and he even said he would drive three hours out of our way on the way back to get it. I vetoed the idea!
Two restaurants and two home runs.