Enjoying nice dinners is a staple of all girls trips. Everyone has fun getting dressed up and going out to a fine restaurant to taste test some culinary creations.

Costa Rica Girl’s Trip also has available private chefs that can come to your home to tend to all of your needs with various cuisines.  If we do not have someone that can prepare your dishes will will find someone in out network.

Here are some restaurant recommendations in the Costa Rican towns most popular for girls trips. Costa Rica Girl’s Trip has the ability to set you up with the best tables and introductions to the chefs at these restaurants.

Manuel Antonio:

claro-que-si-manuel antonioClaro Que Si Seafood Restaurant offers upscale dining in a casual setting. The building frames the sunny horizon. The food is delivered in a way that pleases both the eyes and the taste buds. They have four types of ceviche each night, in addition to seven salads and entrees like sherry steak, thai chicken, and catch of the day.

Kapi Kapi is considered one of the best “splurge” restaurants in the area. They specialize in hosting special occasions and groups. Make a reservation early in the day. The tuna appetizer is amazing. I suggest you end the night with a chocolate souffle.

Sunset Bar & Grill is a spicy option that is celebrated for its flavor as well as its atmosphere. The calamari in garlic sauce, shrimp in paprika and lemon sauce, and grilled trout are among the best dishes. They have specialty drinks that change nightly. Chilean wines and pina coladas are always available.

El Avion is really cool because it’s built inside a real plane that was once part of the Nicaraguan Army. The view of the pacific is nice and often includes monkeys playing in the trees right next to your table. They have happy hour every day and specialize in lime and strawberry flavored liquors. The French onion soup is a perfect starter to any meal there.


Graffiti is a restaurant, cafe, and wine bar all in one. It’s an experience. The art is everywhere, from the architecture to the walls to the chairs. They make great cajun food and pork dishes.

Mono Verde takes typical foods and drinks and gives them a twist. For example, they make a kind of “batido” smoothie that is served in a salted margarita glass. The dishes are prepared to perfection. The desserts are over the top delicious.

San Jose:

Mirador Tiquicia is my personal favorite country-wide. The view is an aerial one, as if you are looking down over theVista de Mirador Tiquicia Costa Rica city lights from the sky. It’s situated in the mountains of San Jose’s most prestigious neighborhood. The design will give you a glimpse into the country’s heritage. The patacones there are better than anywhere else.

Tin Jo is in the heart of downtown. It’s one of the few restaurants that successfully cooks cuisine from many nations, including China, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, and India. They offer savory dishes that elevate your senses. The water is flavored with Asian mints and flowers.

Park Cafe is a gastronomic experience complete with an antiques shop on site. The plates create fascination. If you are one who takes pictures of food before destroying the presentation by eating it, you will love this place. Chef Richard Neat blows everyone away. As if the food wasn’t artsy enough, you get to take a stroll through the antiques shop afterwards. It’s a great adults only place.

Teatro Nacional has the cutest cafe and restaurant. The theater was around since the 1890s, so the cafe has marble floors and Parisian tables. There are specialty coffees, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It’s open to the public, not just those with tickets for a performance.


Lazy Wave is a lounge with the most exotic garden. The Asian inspired cuisine can be enjoyed on elegant floor seating. Who knew bean bag chairs could be so luxurious? The environment is chic and inviting. The selection of food is impressive.

La Dolce Vita is where you can find authentic Italian pizzas and pastas. The decor is like a little Italian cafe, with the addition of tropical flowers. You can order a one of a kind entree or hit the fresh buffet.

The Great Waltini’s is the restaurant at Bula Bula Hotel. It’s a fine dining experience in the open air, star-lit dining at its best. The food is a “fusion of the Americas,” including California fresh, Gulf coast Cajun, New England seafood, Latin American flavors, and Costa Rican variety.

El Lagarto BBQ Beach Restaurant is right on the beach. You can hear the waves crash as you enjoy your meal. They make great gazpacho and have an intriguing cheese selection. The baby back ribs, lamb chops, and stuffed chicken breast are only some of the many meaty selections. They offer fine wines from ten countries, including France and South Africa.


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