Fodor's Expert Review Pearl of the Osa

$$ Puerto Jimenez Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Head to this casually chic, open-air beachfront restaurant for the most upscale and memorable dining, with a dazzling, postcard-perfect beach view and the most sophisticated menu in the Puerto Jiménez area. Standouts on the tantalizing menu include a four-soup sampler: black bean with egg, avocado, and cilantro; warm carrot ginger with red-pepper coulis; and a cold, spicy gazpacho as well as a green version. Fish cakes with sesame-cabbage slaw and ginger marmalade come with heaps of homemade chips. Mahimahi can be prepared tropical style, with a spicy Veracruz sauce, or in garlic butter. Vegetarian options include vegetable stir-fry with tofu, vegetable burritos, and pasta puttanesca. Wines and craft beers, along with exotic fruit drinks, are on tap. Save room for homemade ice cream and brownies. Portions are huge and served with style. The restaurant is owned by Iguana Lodge and high standards of service apply at both. Tuesday is BBQ night; come early to watch the sunset.

Be aware that menu prices do not include tax and service, which adds another 23%.

Eclectic Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Playa Platanares, 5 km (3 miles) south of airstrip
Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas  Costa Rica


Known For:
  • Fish tacos and shrimp salad
  • Coffee ice cream
  • Vegetarian choices

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