Although this is one of the more upscale restaurants in the area, there's no need to dress up here: this is La Fortuna, after all. The L-shape bar fronting the main street has become a popular expat and tourist hangout and lends a relaxed air to the town's most elegant restaurant. The user-friendly menu is marked with symbols of chili peppers for spicy dishes and a check mark for those that are highly recommended. Friendly waitstaff might suggest chicken seasoned with chocolate, coffee, and tarragon or forest lasagna made with wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, and ricotta cheese. The tilapia in bacon-and-tomato sauce is also very good.