Dining here is both an aesthetic and gastronomic experience, in a spectacular, oval dining room reminiscent of a 1930s ocean liner, with dark-wood paneling, monumental fish-theme murals, and a stained-glass ceiling (the vitrales in the restaurant's name). Happily, the food—sophisticated, modern Costa Rican—is as beautifully presented and prepared as the outstanding decor. The pejibaye (peach palm fruit) soup is a taste and textural sensation—nutty and
creamy, flavored with avocado and apples, and studded with crispy croutons. The spinach salad is a meal in itself, loaded with cheddar cheese, chunks of red pepper, real bacon, and bathed in apple-flavored dressing. Main dishes include fish, beef, and chicken with interesting Tico touches. Not to be missed is the coffee-flavored dark chocolate cake, floating on a cream and mora (blackberry) sauce. Service here is polished and pleasant.
Casa Roland Marina Resort, American Zone, Golfito, 60701, Costa Rica