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Central Valley Restaurants

Delicias de Mi Tierra

  • 1½ km/1 mile west of the Barrio San José church Map It
  • Alajuela
  • Costa Rican

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

A string of típico Costa Rican restaurants lines this road, but the "Delights of My Land" is our favorite. Tasty and traditional Tico favorites are served here: pozol (corn-and-pork soup), casado campesino (stewed beef with rice, beans, corn, potatoes, and plantains), and chorreada con natilla (a corn-bread pancake with sour cream). Long wooden tables and benches are surrounded by cane walls, decorative oxcart wheels, dried gourds, and tropical plants—the kind of decor trying so hard to be traditional that it's anything but. Ordering a few entraditas (appetizers) is a good way to sample dishes, as is the parrillada de campo (country barbecue), a platter with grilled chicken, beef, pork, rice, beans, fried plantains, and salad, or the larger fiesta de gallos, a mixed platter of corn tortillas with various fillings. There are also cheap but hearty breakfasts. Get here early for dinner, as closing time is 7 pm.

Restaurant Information

Address:

1½ km/1 mile west of the Barrio San José church, Alajuela, 20103, Costa Rica

Map It

Phone:

/2433–8536

Updated 04/09/2014

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