Off the eaten path: Bar y Restaurante Rio de Janeiro
Dining and Nightlife
2624 views
Dining and Nightlife
2624 views

Off the eaten path: Bar y Restaurante Rio de Janeiro

William Ayre - October 19, 2018

Apart from its name and a mural inside featuring the namesake city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is a very much a Costa Rican establishment. It’s a…

Buchón cantina: Spritz cocktails to dine for
Dining and Nightlife
3623 views
Dining and Nightlife
3623 views

Buchón cantina: Spritz cocktails to dine for

Natalia Díaz - October 18, 2018

Buchón was the first place I tasted the Aperol Spritz, months before it became fashionable around San José. In fact, I tried it before they even officially…

Off the eaten path: Holiday
Dining and Nightlife
3757 views
Dining and Nightlife
3757 views

Off the eaten path: Holiday

William Ayre - October 12, 2018

Visiting Holiday is like stepping into a foreign land. I’m surprised they don’t ask for your passport at the door. The food is not the only thing…

Off the eaten path: Pad Thai
Dining and Nightlife
10322 views
Dining and Nightlife
10322 views

Off the eaten path: Pad Thai

William Ayre - October 5, 2018

At Pad Thai, everything is grounded down fresh. I’m talking all the curry paste, turmeric, galangal, basil and coriander; all ground with a mortar and pestle. I…

Off the eaten path: Bar La Selegna
Dining and Nightlife
4986 views
Dining and Nightlife
4986 views

Off the eaten path: Bar La Selegna

Wililam Ayre - September 28, 2018

Bar La Selegna has been run by the same family in Liberia since the 1970s. While the family has stayed the same, the name hasn’t. It started…

Off the eaten path: Cantina X
Dining and Nightlife
4523 views
Dining and Nightlife
4523 views

Off the eaten path: Cantina X

William Ayre - September 21, 2018

You’ll find one of the best chifrijos in the country at the base of a mountain near Salitral in Santa Ana at a spot I will call…

Two winning drinks with Costa Rica’s best bartender at Mil948
Dining and Nightlife
5327 views
Dining and Nightlife
5327 views

Two winning drinks with Costa Rica’s best bartender at Mil948

Natalia Díaz - September 16, 2018

Isaac Montero barely looks at the bar while he's assembling his equipment. He quickly stacks cocktail mixers, puts down tiny bottles of homemade cocktail bitters and fastens…

Off the eaten path: Soda Lima
Dining and Nightlife
5151 views
Dining and Nightlife
5151 views

Off the eaten path: Soda Lima

William Ayre - September 14, 2018

To find Soda Lima, look for a yellow and red sign painted on a white wall that's shared with the neighboring Mini Super Feng. The sign is…

Drinks, conversations and a view to remember at Hotel Presidente’s Azotea
Dining and Nightlife
2181 views
Dining and Nightlife
2181 views

Drinks, conversations and a view to remember at Hotel Presidente’s Azotea

Natalia Díaz - September 8, 2018

You might have already walked past by Azotea Calle 7 in downtown San José without realizing it. It's just around the corner from the Hotel Presidente's old…

Off the eaten path: Fritos Comida Coreana
Dining and Nightlife
3407 views
Dining and Nightlife
3407 views

Off the eaten path: Fritos Comida Coreana

William Ayre - September 7, 2018

If you’re walking on Calle 11 near Avenida Central, you might get a whiff of freshly cooked, spicy food. The source is easy to pinpoint, a Korean…