Fodor's Expert Review El Lagarto
Meat lovers can get their fix at this local grill, where sizzling cuts are seared on a wood-fire grill and served on chopping blocks. Anyone with a fondness for woodwork will appreciate the floors inlaid with tree stumps and the tabletops made from driftwood. A palapa bar serves powerful margaritas and daiquiris, but it’s the grass-fed beef from neighboring La Fortuna that you’ll want to try. Other specialties include whole red snapper, pork ribs, or lamb (with 24-hour notice). All mains include a baked potato, tomato, and grilled zucchini. Vegetarians can opt for the portobello mushrooms smothered in garlic and cheese, served in a cast-iron skillet. There’s a second location in Samara.
200 m north of the soccer field
Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas 60601, Costa Rica