All about Costa Rica food, from breakfast to beverages:
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If you're traveling to Costa Rica for the first time, you're probably curious about Costa Rica food. Fortunately, food in Costa Rica isn't that different from food in the United States – with a few notable exceptions. Here are some savory examples of Costa Rican food and drink. Be sure to follow the links for tasty Costa Rica recipes!
Breakfast in Costa Rica:
Costa Rican Meals:
Other popular Costa Rica meals include black bean soup (sometimes served with a hardboiled egg), heart of palm salad, and seafood in any form.
Snacks & Sides in Costa Rica:
Other Costa Rica snacks:
Ceviche: chopped raw fish, shrimp, or conch mixed with onions, tomatoes and cilantro, and marinated in lime juice. Served with fresh tortilla chips. Popular in every coastal region.
Chilera: a spicy dressing made with pickled onions, peppers and vegetables.
Costa Rican Desserts:
Arroz con Leche: Rice soaked in warm milk with sugar, cinnamon and other spices. Also known as Costa Rican rice pudding.
Flan: A soft caramel custard. Orange custard is another popular Costa Rica dessert.
Beverages in Costa Rica:
Agua dulce: water sweetened with sugar cane.
Guaro: a fiery sugar cane liquor, served as a shot or in a cocktail.
Beer (Cerveza): the national beer of Costa Rica is Imperial. Other brands are Pilsen (a pilsner) and Bavaria.
Where to Eat & What You'll Pay:
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