Except for the traffic zipping by on one of San José's busiest thoroughfares—opt for a table on the side facing less busy Calle 15—you might think you're out in the rural Central Valley. Bunches of onions and peppers dangle from the ceiling, recalling a provincial ranch. The generous homemade meals are delicious, and the incredibly friendly waitstaff, who epitomize Costa Rican hospitality and dress in folkloric clothing, prepare your coffee filtered through the traditional
cloth chorreador. The place is open until midnight, just in case those late-night gallo pinto pangs hit. Some disparage the restaurant as "too touristy." Perhaps it is, but it's also fun.
Avda. 2 and C. 15, San José, 10104, Costa Rica