Notes from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca

December 11, 2009

We had a wonderful meal at the new Koki Beach Restaurant in Puerto Viejo, across from Stanford’s. The ambience was excellent, the food great, the cocktails well done and the service prompt and friendly. Their complimentary yuca chips and dips are the bomb. We highly recommend the place. Meanwhile, the Beach Hut has reopened. It was missed while the owners were away.

My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner recently at La Pecora Nera, which is always a dependable option. We also took a friend to Soda Lydia’s and can say that her food rocks, as always. And Bread and Chocolate served up an excellent lunch with ginger lemonade and a homemade peanut butter cup for dessert.

Down in Manzanillo, Maxi’s is another dependable place to feast, with super-cold beer. My sons and I went there the other day and enjoyed every morsel of the Caribbean fare.

The new Megasuper is an interesting addition to Puerto Viejo. For basic products and good prices, the supermarket does a good job, but for ethnic options, other stores offer greater selection. The sterile, chain-store look is still tough to swallow. Town is filling up and businesses are looking spiffy. Ready or not, here comes high season.

–Wendy Strebe

reservations@cashewhilllodge.co.cr

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