‘Dine in’ menu for Costa Rica restaurant chains
The first Costa Rican restaurant to be listed on the Dine in menu is “Dine In” at Costa Rica’s oldest and most renowned restaurant chain, Costa Restaurantia, which opened in 1879.
Costa Restaurantias Costa Rica, which means “dine in” in the Creole language, opened the first Costa Rica dining hall in 1888.
It was closed in 2002 and has been reopening sporadically since then.
The chain’s menu features traditional Creole fare such as pescado (dried seafood) and tamales, as well as modern dishes such as the famous Pescado di Piscado, a meat-filled pescadero filled with grilled pork, onions and tomatoes.
It’s one of the oldest restaurants in the world and a popular destination for visitors to the island.
Costa Restauria is also known for its signature “Santo de los Amigos,” or “The House of Hope,” which has long been a popular tourist attraction on the island’s southern coast.
It includes a large outdoor patio, a traditional, stained glass window and a mural of the islander’s family crest.
The interior of the restaurant is decorated with murals by the famed artist Salvador Dali, who was born in Santo Domingo in 1885.
It is one of many popular tourist attractions on the Costa Rican island.
(Photo: Dario Sánchez/AP)