The Caribbean of Costa Rica not only offers idyllic landscapes, adventure tours and a unique flora and fauna, but the tourists that travel to Tortugero, can also enjoy delicious dishes that have become the ambassadors of this exotic region.
In the Caribbean province of Limón, where Tortuguero is located, you will find foods like ‘pan bon’ -or black bread-, made with flour, dried fruits, raisins, nuts, seeds of jamaica, ‘tapa de dulce’, honey and sugar; a delight that you can serve with a good cup of Costa Rican coffee.
Another great recipe is the famous ‘patí’, a turnover filled with ground beef, pieces of bread, spices, onions and spicy chile, which has a wonderful taste.
If you’re a fan of soups, at the Costa Rican Caribbean its residents are experts in the preparation of ‘rondón’, a soup made with fish, green banana, coconut milk, peppers and spices … simply delicious!.
But actually the most typical dish of the Caribbean region has a proper name: rice and beans. Its recipe combines rice, beans, onions, sweet and hot peppers, and the golden ingredient: coconut milk.
The patí, rondón and rice and beans, may be accompanied with the beverage known as ‘agua de sapo’. To prepare it you have put one ‘tapa de dulce‘ with some pieces of ginger into boiling water; then the liquid is passed through a strainer and then you should add lemon juice and ice.
Breakfast at the best restaurant in the Caribbean
The exquisite food of the Costa Rican Caribbean awaits you at the best hotel in Tortuguero: Manatus Hotel, where we have an international chef that pamper our guest in the Ara Macaw restaurant, the perfect place to taste a fusion of afro-Caribbean and international food.
If you take into account that you will need a lot of energy to fully enjoy our Tortuguero adventure tours, we recommend you a tasty breakfast based on fruits or the traditional Costa Rican ‘gallo pinto’, made with rice and beans, and accompanied with eggs, plantains, tortillas and cheese or sour cream.
Our Caribbean food lunches are synonymous of fresh food
When you come back from the adventure tours in Tortuguero, with a lot of pictures and stories to tell, we will be ready to prepare you a lunch with options as diverse as:
- Fresh fish with garlic, grilled or with shrimp sauce
- Satay chicken with ginger and pineapple
- Chicken breast with barbecue sauce
- Tenderloin with mushroom sauce
- Filet Mignon with mustard sauce; among other preparations.
And for dessert, what do you think about a bowl of tropical fruits, pudding or apple pie?
Dinner: the culmination of a unique day at the best restaurant in Tortuguero
At nightfall, after enjoying a massage in our spa, taking a walk in the hotel gardens or relaxing in the pool, it’s time to enjoy dinner… and what a better place to do it that in the best restaurant in the area of Tortuguero!
Our Ara Macaw restaurant at Manatus, offers a menu a la carte that includes, among other dishes:
- The Special Manatus Rice: served in a pineapple, it combines shrimp, vegetables and fish … mmm
- Tuna with sesame, vegetables and marinated avocado
- Chicken with a Caribbean sauce, rice and beans and vegetables
- Raviolis with cheese and spinach, served with a pomodoro or tomato sauce, garlic and fresh basil. A real pleasure for the palate.
Don’t wait any longer to live the Manatus experience and taste the best dishes in the area of Tortuguero!
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