Lunch and Dinner in San José

Lunch and Dinner in San José

If you are a food fanatic , you will be happy to know the hostel is located in the biggest trending gastronomic area of the country! Located 300 meters away from Barrio Escalante you will have a great variety of food and drinks. Here are some of our favorite choices for lunch and dinner.

EL Porco

Salads, salmon carpaccio  or lomito, sausages, accompaniments, smoked meats or grill, pizzas, risottos, vegetarian gratin and hamburgers, are some of the alternatives that force to return. They also offer executive dishes for those who wish to pass for lunch.

All the meat they serve is Angus certified, of the highest quality, with a marbling and chosen to highlight the flavor.

A must-see is the El Porco hamburger, made with artisan oatmeal melted cheddar cheese, a 100% Certified Angus Beef® cake, lettuce, tomato and onion, sauteed mushrooms. You can choose from a mix of four cheeses or raclette cheese.

EL Porco
Na Praia Seafood and Raw Bar

Are you a seafood lover? Try, fresh and tasty food from the sea. This is Sergio’s favorite restaurant, you can ask him for greater detail. Some of his favorites plates are: grilled octopus, tuna poke, patacones with ceviche and seafood risotto. They also have a great selection of craft beer and natural smoothies

 Distance from our hostel: 0.4 miles

Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30AM–11PM

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El Gaff

This place has an awesome variety of food, from great burgers to a freshly made tuna tartar, they also brew their own beer. There is 2×1 in pizzas every Tuesday and 2×1 in cocktails every Thursday.

Distance from our hostel: 1.2 mile

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 2PM–2AM

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Apotecario

“We believe in food as a medicine and we implement fermentation and curing techniques in most of our ingredients.” This is Diego’s favorite choice. Great variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, kombucha, gin tonics, craft beer and more .

Distance from our hostel: 0.3 miles

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 5:30–10PM

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Whappin

The best Caribbean restaurant in town. Enjoy a traditional rice and beans with Caribbean chicken, a fresh Pati (empanada filled with ground beef and chile) or drink a refreshing “agua sapo” ginger drink to get some energy for the rest of your trip.

Distance from our hostel: 0.4 miles

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 6–10PM

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Casona de Laly

If you want to taste all Costa Rican typical dishes in a single place you need to go to Casona de Laly. The menu offers more than 25 “bocas” (small dishes) of typical food like chifrijo, patacones, ceviche, sopa negra , gallos and more. Bocas are perfect for sharing and taste a little bit of everything.

Distance from our hostel: 0.2 miles

Hours: Monday to Sunday 11AM–11PM

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