Category: Heredia

La casona de mi tierra

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La casona de mi tierra is a typical Costa Rican restaurant based in Heredia—it takes only 30 minutes when coming from San Jose. It offers unbeatable dishes to satisfy every taste—the taste of the locals and of the travelers, who stop by. Yes, even though it’s a Costa Rican spot, it is highly frequented by Americans and Europeans for its quality foods and excellent services. You can visit the restaurant with your partner, family, and friends.


Foods at La casona de mi tierra

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The menu comprises in olla de carne, picadillo de papa, chifrijol, arracache, steaks, churrasco, Casado, pescado, fish, salads, chuletas, Swiss sirloin, and much more. Thanks to the skillful cook, every food is excellently cooked.

You can start with salad plus churrasco. For lunch, you can order Casado. This great combination of foods will satisfy and get you easily stuffed. You can then finish off with Costa Rican coffee, Cafe choriado.


Services at La casona de mi tierra

The restaurant offers great services. The staff is both hospitable and friendly. So, when the visitors arrive at the restaurant, the clients warmly welcome and seat them in a few minutes, irrespective of how crowded the spot may be. With the handy menu, the clients can ask for anything; the staff will get it for them. They also have the privilege of watching the gourmet prepare their meals. Then, as they bring the dishes to the tables, the clients savor their favorite dishes and clean their plates. The prices are incredibly affordable. Motivated by the excellent foods and their reasonable prices, the clients are bound to return for more.



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Casa Dominga Cafe

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Casa Dominga Cafe is a beautiful restaurant based in Heredia. It offers quality breakfast, lunch, dinner at unbeatable prices. Thanks to the hard-working staff, none of the clients have ever been disappointed; that’s one of the reasons they have over-hyped the spot for a long time, resulting in many more happy visitors. With that said, you’d do yourself a great favor by visiting this place.


Foods at Casa Dominga Cafe

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Though it’s a small menu, it offers various dishes such as pozole, antipasto, cappuccino, tarts, pastries, flans, pasta, chocolates, fish, pizzas, and some more. The food is excellently cooked with fresh daily ingredients.

You can whet your appetite either with pozole or with antipasto, a tasty veggie for vegans. You can add your favorite red wine, sangria. Then, you can grab a pizza, which is generous and yummy. These appetizers and entrées will have you stuffed fast. So, you should eat a little food not to miss out on the delicious desserts, which are made possible by the owner of the spot, a great connoisseur. With that being said, you can end your meal with cappuccino, tarts, or chocolates.


Services at Casa Dominga Cafe

The staff is knowledgeable about their foods; they offer well-prepared, exquisite dishes with a great value. The owner is the cook. So, he does his best to ever surprise his clients with new dishes added to the menu on daily basis. Because of that, the food is never boring. There is always a new touch or feel as you savor the dishes.


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Riverside Marketplace

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Riverside Marketplace is a popular restaurant largely frequented by locals. Adventurers from America and Europe also pay a visit; they are glad that they found this place. It’s well known for its local and Italian pizzas. With that being said, it easily gets fully packed. So, you need to make a reservation prior to your visit. The spot is a 2-minute walk from the Toucan Rescue Ranch along the road in Heredia.


Foods at Riverside Marketplace

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The menu offers various pizzas, spaghetti, beverages, veggie lasagna, bread, cakes, tomato soup, and much more. The food is excellently cooked with fresh, local ingredients. Every dish is served satisfactorily. So, if you don’t finish your meal, you can take it home for the next day.

You can order palmito and pejibaye. This pizza is out of this world. It will have you asking for more. Yet, you can’t miss out on the eggplant-goat cheese pizza, Margherita pizza, Calypso pizza, meat pizza, and veggie lasagna.

As for beverages, you can grab delicious natural drinks. With plenty of craft beer and wines available, you can try and choose either your favorite beer or wine for the day.


Services at Riverside Marketplace

The staff warmly welcomes every all the clients and seats them in a timely manner. They offer samples of drinks, so the clients can choose their beverages. As they choose their dishes and drinks out of the handy menu, the servers bring the entrées fast. So, they can savor the food bought with their hard-earned money. By the way, the food is well priced for its great quality.


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Restaurante Casa Grande

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Restaurante Casa Grande is a beautiful restaurant inside an old-restored house based in Barva, Costa Rica. The spot displays amazing views of the Central Valley. Its well-priced dishes are suitable for family dinner and celebrating anniversaries. That said, you can take your family, partners, and friends with you. The spot has a lot of surprises awaiting you.


Foods at Restaurante Casa Grande

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The menu offers exquisite dishes such as seafood, octopus, ceviche, lobster, and more. The foods are skillfully prepared by the spot’s gourmet to satisfy every taste.

The lobster is lots of flavors. As you start to savor it, you’ll order it twice or more. Another dish worth ordering is the octopus; its flavors are out of this world.

You can also order natural juices: the cocktails are very tasty; the smoothies are equally flavorful. Which one to order between the two juices is up to your palate.


Services at Restaurante Casa Grande

The staff is friendly and attentive to the clients. They provide the clients with great lunch and dinner. As the clients arrive at the spot, they are quickly seated and provided with the menu. Then, they choose their entrées with the help of the servers, who also explain them anything they need to know about the food. After choosing their dishes, the servers take their orders and quickly bring the food in no time—the staff also offers many foods for switching dishes in case you need to change your entrée.



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La Galeria

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La Galeria is the main go-to restaurant in Heredia for its uniquely prepared dishes and drinks, which are local products. As such, the spot is proudly Costa Rican. Yet, it’s also frequented by European and American travelers. You can’t afford to miss this hidden gem once you’re in Heredia. Surprisingly, it’s a well-priced spot.


Foods at La Galeria


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The menu offers foods such as Simbolista burger, spicy sauce, salads, sweet plantains, pastas, hamburger, and much more. Given its fresh ingredients and the savvy of the gourmet, the food is perfectly cooked. Oddly enough, the fries aren’t fried yet they are unbeatable.

Since everything is locally sourced, you can’t order cold drinks—there are no Coca Cola products. Instead, you get to order local beverages—natural juices—freshly made at the restaurant. They are poured into beautiful jars, which are skillfully made by local artists.

To whet your appetite, you can either order shrimp salad or nut pesto pasta. The shrimp salad is a blend of so many tastes; the latter is a tasty sauce.

You can’t miss out on the burgers. They are best enjoyed with the tasty local drinks. You can also grab the spicy sauce to dip in your food. Then, you can finish your meals with a brownie.


Services at La Galeria

The waiters and the owners are kind and friendly towards the customers. They welcome every visitor with comfy seats. Then, they give them their menu and offer them food recommendations in accordance with their taste; the clients can either accept their recommendations or come up with their own choices—they are free to choose as they will. Given that the staff is fluent in English, the clients have an easy communication with them; they can get anything they want.


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Caracoles De Colores

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Caracoles De Colores is a brilliant and a spacious restaurant situated in Heredia. It is an easy find thanks to its prime location in the town. The spot is suitable for couples, family, and friends; you can’t afford to miss out on the restaurant’s affordable, flavorful dishes and comfy setting.


Foods at Caracoles De Colores

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Despite their complicated names in Spanish, the menu offers delicious dishes such as tiraditos, pasta, anticucho, chicken, Black pepper tenderloin, salad, and much more. The food is cooked and served in such a way that clients are both satisfied and satiated.

You can start with the fresh salad, and then order the chicken accompanied with pasta. This is one of the best meals in the spot. You can’t leave without ordering this one.

If you need more food, you can either grab the black pepper tenderloin or the anticucho. With more food on the menu, you can still order more. If you are perplexed by the names, you can request explanations from the staff. Don’t let anything deter you from enjoying yourself.


Services at Caracoles De Colores

The staff is professional and helpful. Given the large size of the restaurant, there is always room for everyone, independently of how busy the spot might seem to be. When the clients arrive, they are given chairs and the menu for them to choose their favorite dishes. Again, since most of the names of the foods are in Spanish, the kind staff offers to explain their dishes to every English-speaking visitor. So, they can choose well, in accordance with their taste. Then, the staff brings their food in no time.


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Bottega Privee

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Bottega Privee, an attractive restaurant based in Heredia, offers amazing dishes to satisfy one’s desire and hunger. Given its flavorful foods, visitors are in love with the spot. So, they often recommend it to their fellow locals and to the travelers visiting Heredia.


Foods at Bottega Privee

The menu offers foods such as spaghetti pomodorro, eggs, mozarella salad, veggies, and some more. The dishes are prepared and presented in a beautiful way; they are generously served. Hence, the clients are fully satisfied.

You can start with the eggs, and then order spaghetti pomodorro; the mozarella salad is fresh and delicious. If you want to try some seafood, the fish is the way to go. And, the crumb pie will have your mouth watering for its great taste.

What’s more, the spot offers a wide range of wines: you can choose from Rose to Negroamaro, D’Avola, and Barbera. You can also request coffee or the freshly squeezed pineapple juice. Then, you can end your meal with perfectly baked biscuits and espresso. They are out of this world.



Services at Bottega Privee

The restaurant offers great services. The food is yummy thanks to the great cook; he prepares the food with passion. When the clients arrive, the staff accommodates them with their pets; the pets are put under their table. Yes, the restaurant is pet-friendly. Then, the servers take care of their hunger by providing their dishes in time. At the end of their entrées, the staff offers complimentary meals and other food for them to take home.


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La Isabela Restaurant

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Situated in San Antonio De Belen, inside the Marriott, La Isabela Restaurant offers impeccable services and dishes, which are suitable for the seafood lovers. The spot has a great accommodation for couples, families, and business groups. If you go on a weekend, you need to make a reservation as it gets full soon.


Foods at La Isabela Restaurant

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The menu offers various yummy foods, such as chicken, fish soup, spaghetti, ceviche, pisco sours, and more. The helping is satisfactorily generous. So, you won’t spend much on orders.

You can start with fish soup. Then, for an entrée, you can order ceviche, which is fresh and flavourful. Since it’s a large portion, you can share it with your group.

If you take your kids with you, depending on their taste, you can get them spaghetti. They will love it and might as well clean their plate.

The spot has great selections of wine and drinks. You can order your favorite wine, cocktails or margaritas.


Services at La Isabela Restaurant

The owner and his staff work hard so as to provide the best service for the clients. They help all the visitors make their orders depending on their tastes. They do so by explaining their preparation methods of each food. So, the clients can start to imagine what they are ordering. When they take their orders, the staff brings the dishes in a timely manner. And the prices are extremely affordable.



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Restaurante La Candelaria

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Situated in Heredia, Restaurante La Candelaria offers veggies and meaty foods suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s one of the places that should be on your bucket list as you are in Costa Rica. Since the restaurant is spacious, you can go with your family and friends.


Foods at Restaurante La Candelaria

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The menu is large; it has unbeatable foods, such as veggies, steak, salmon, potatoes, rice, churrasco, salad, chicken crepe, shrimp, strout, ham crepe, Candalaria croquettes, brunch, and more. It also has a lot of tasty drinks to accompany your dishes.

With this extensive menu, you can enjoy any food you like; there are no complaints about their taste.

For an appetizer, you can order Candelaria Croquettes, served in large portions; they come with a tasty sauce and potatoes. This dish is best enjoyed with a friend.

After whetting your appetite, you can choose your course from among the various foods on the menu.


Services at Restaurante La Candelaria

The staff is kind and friendly. They even accommodate pets. So, visitors can take theirs with them. As the clients take a seat, the servers provide them with a lot of samples. These flavorful samples—strout, chicken crepe, lomito, ham crepe—can be shared. Then, the clients choose their meals and get them in a timely manner. Moreover, the staff has a special on the weekends: the onion rings will have your mouth watering. So, the weekenders have this special treat.


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La Lluna de Valencia

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La Lluna de Valencia is a big restaurant based in Heredia. It is suitable for celebrating anniversaries, having business meetings, and satisfying one’s hunger. Whether you visit the spot for celebrating a wedding anniversary, you will be satisfied with its wonderful meals.


Foods at La Lluna de Valencia

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The restaurant has an extensive menu; it offers unbeatable dishes, such as garlic aioli, potatoes, papas, tapas, pulpo, Marisco, hot sauce, paella, ceviche, manchengo croquettes, lamb, and more. It also offers delicious appetizers and desserts you should not miss out on.

Visitors receive plenty of food. So, it’s worth sharing it with a friend.

The manchengo croquettes are very tasty; they are served with a yummy sauce, sweet-tart berry sauce.

The Pulpo is perfectly prepared with a lot of paprika.

Papas can be best enjoyed with the hot sauce; you can also order the lamb with potatoes.

What’s more, you can enjoy sangria, the best wine of the spot; you can enjoy it with paella, which is out of this world.


Services at La Lluna de Valencia

The staff is friendly and funny. They offer a culinary experience: visitors are privileged to watch their cuisine in the open kitchen. They can either choose to sit in front of the kitchen or behind it. The spot behind the kitchen is reserved for the VIP.

The owner, a Spanish man, walks around the tables greeting the customers and making sure they are satisfied with the services. He even takes a bottle of wine with him in order to share with the clients. Even when the spot is crowded, he ensures everyone gets a sip of his free wine. He is also the hit of the show: he joins the band on the stage and entertains the customers with his great voice—the prices are reasonable for the food and services.


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