Fodor's Expert Review La Parcela

$$$ Dominical Costa Rican Fodor's Choice

Picture a dream location: a high headland jutting out into the sea with vistas up and down the coast, and throw in a breeze-swept terrace, polished service, a boat-shape bar, and some fine seaside cuisine, and you are at La Parcela. The turquoise and white decor is reminiscent of Greece, the sunsets are spectacular, and shrimp and lobster dishes are pricey but excellent. A perfect, but less expensive, light lunch is the beer-battered fish with crunchy carrot and cabbage salad, served with guacamole. Reasonably priced appetizers include ceviche, fried calamari, and clams in white-wine sauce. Desserts here are rich and substantial enough to share. If you're just passing through Dominical, this is a good place for a cold beer and an appetizer, or a naturale, a tall glass of freshly whipped fruit juice.

Costa Rican Lunch Dinner Quick Bite Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

4 km (2½ miles) south of Dominical, off Costanera Hwy.
Dominical, Puntarenas  11909, Costa Rica


Known For:
  • Beer-battered fish tacos
  • Grilled tuna with pasta
  • Tres leches and vegan avocado pie

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