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Le Bistrot at Giardino Tropicale

  • main road, 100 meters west of road to Playa Guiones Map It
  • Nosara
  • Mediterranean

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Famous for its wood-oven pizzas, this breezy, all-wood restaurant with tree-trunk pillars is set amidst trees above the hotel of the same name. Lunch is the best deal in town, with pork, chicken, or fish casados elegantly presented with patacones (plantain fritters), a mound of white rice, a ramekin of red beans, and a mixed salad with creamy vinaigrette, all for $6. Dinners focus on grilled, stewed, and sauced meats including buffalo and lamb dishes, a rarity in these parts. Desserts are not to be missed—a passion-fruit crème brûlée is crunchy on top, smooth and tart below, and comes with a spoonful of strawberry coulis. The two-chocolate mousse, and a moist chocolate moelleux (cake) will make chocolate fans happy. The wine list features affordable French wines. Service is friendly and the chefs enjoy describing what's on the menu.

Restaurant Information


Giardino Tropicale Hotel, main road, 100 meters west of road to Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste, 50206, Costa Rica

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  • Closed Mon.

Published 06/18/2015


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