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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:44 AM
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Restaurant near airport and SJO food options?

I am sure that I read a reccomendation for a restaurant near SJO but I can not seem to track it down in the forum. Does anyone have that information?

Wondered where, how to get there and what favorite dishes are. Also, how much time should we allow?

If we get through customs quickly and there is enough time I thought that we might give it a try. Or if we run out time, try to eat at SJO. My daughter is hypoglycemic; so getting her some protien is important. She also gets car sick so eating before a little flight and bumpy road is very important, too.

Does anyone recall what type of food they have at SJO?

Thank You!
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 09:18 AM
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In the airport itself there was a foodcourt with PapaJohn pizza, BurgerKing, Schlotzsky's, etc. and a couple of independent deli counters.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 11:15 AM
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Thank you Kay. Good to know that they are there. It would sure be nice to get some gallo pinto... Hopefully someone will have information on the little spot near by...
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:51 PM
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Just up the road about 5 min., in Alajuela, there is a little Peruvian restaurant called Inti Raymi that we really like. The corvina (seabass) is good. When you get to the stop light where there is Taco Bell, McDonald's, and the gas station on the right, you are almost there. It is one block past Taco Bell. BUT it is a one way street, so you have to turn right and drive around to it. Might be a good bet for you if you don't mind the short drive.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 07:05 AM
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Hi Shillmac!

That sounds really good. Would it be easy to get to and from by taxi?
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Old Mar 26th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Yes, should be very easy. It's straight ahead from the big McDonald's intersection. If you can continue on that street (past McDonald's), it will be up about a block and right across the street from a gas station. It is on the corner across from the station and a block further than McDonald's. You won't be able to turn on that street (the street it is on), but the taxi could certainly drop you there at the gas station and you can walk across.
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Old Mar 27th, 2007, 03:30 AM
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We walked to a Rosti Pollo restaurant near the airport. It is probably the Costa Rican version of a TGIFridays, but it was better than eating at the airport itself, and it "wasted" more time than it would have taken at the airport. There were a few smaller (more "local") places right nearby it. But I will admit that what Shillmac recommends sounds much better!
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Old Mar 27th, 2007, 09:28 AM
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Thank you everyone for all the great suggestions. They sound great. I think that it will be determined by how much time we have. I am printing them out now as our trip seem to be coming quickly.
All the Best,
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Old Mar 27th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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We like Rosti Pollo as well, and it certainly is a piece of cake to get to!
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Old Mar 27th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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Thank you so much, Shillmac.

Where exactly is the Rosti Pollo?

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Old Mar 27th, 2007, 06:14 PM
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Across the highway from the airport and next to Hampton Inn. Can't miss it. The Fiesta Casino is right there as well.
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Old Mar 27th, 2007, 06:22 PM
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There is actually a free shuttle from the airport that will take you to and from that area (Hampton, Fiesta Casino Denny's etc.) We actually took a cab there but on the way back just walked out and there was the shuttle.

It is not a far walk - however I really would not recommend it as you have to cross the busy highway.

Yes - I mentioned Denny's.. I know its not what you are looking for at all - but just for reference, it is there!
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Old Mar 28th, 2007, 06:15 AM
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Thank you both so much. It sounds fairly easy and if time allows we will try it.
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