Off the eaten path: Cebolla Verde
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Dining
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Off the eaten path: Cebolla Verde

William Ayre - January 18, 2019

For the last 20 years, La Cebolla Verde has been an icon along the calle vieja – or old road – that winds its way up and…

Off the eaten path: Lidia’s Place
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Dining
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Off the eaten path: Lidia’s Place

William Ayre - January 11, 2019

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — While Lidia’s Place is about 12 years old, Lidia Palmer has been cooking Caribbean specialties for decades. She got her first professional kitchen…

Off the eaten path: The best of 2018
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: The best of 2018

The Tico Times - December 28, 2018

We debuted a lot of things in 2018 and one of our favorites was our new dining and nightlife column “Off the Eaten Path.” This column focuses…

Off the eaten path: Tamura
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Tamura

William Ayre - December 14, 2018

I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, a world-class sushi city and so I can confidently claim to know the difference between the real deal and the not-so-authentic…

Cabra Negra’s warm rompope foams its way until Christmas
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Dining and Nightlife
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Cabra Negra’s warm rompope foams its way until Christmas

Natalia Díaz - December 13, 2018

Christmas in a tropical country like Costa Rica is a show. Lights and huge decorations almost make the tax season and hellish traffic bearable. Even though we…

Off the eaten path: Al Masri Cocina Egipcia
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Al Masri Cocina Egipcia

William Ayre - December 7, 2018

Admittedly I have never eaten Egyptian food, so I have no reference point for good Egyptian food. But I do know food, and the food at Al…

Can it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?
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Dining and Nightlife
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Can it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?

Natalia Díaz - December 2, 2018

I sat down to eat pizza at El Portón Rojo (200 meters east and 75 south from Arenas store, at Los Yoses) and ordered my usual pizza…

Off the eaten path: Villa Oro
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Villa Oro

William Ayre - November 30, 2018

I must have driven passed Villa Oro a thousand times before I finally went in. Every time I passed the “Comida Taiwanesa” sign out front, my curiosity…

Off the eaten path: Wong’s
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Dining & Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Wong’s

William Ayre - November 23, 2018

Just up the street from the Jade Museum in San José, there’s a Chinese-style roof displaying a large gold and red sign with a glaring typo: there’s…

Drink wine in Chile, but do it at the Bocanáriz wine bar
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Dining & Nightlife
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Drink wine in Chile, but do it at the Bocanáriz wine bar

Natalia Díaz - November 22, 2018

I’m scared of drinking wine. Almost everyone I know is scared of drinking wine. It's scary to buy cheap and regret it later. It's even scarier to…