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Off the eaten path

Off the eaten path: Aguila y Sol

After moving to Costa Rica five years ago from Mexico City for work, Gerard Tanc and his wife Isabel Favero were disappointed to find...
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Off the eaten path: Salt Traders

Salt Traders doesn’t always have food. As their name implies, their main trade is peddling salt. They also sell some of the best burgers in the country.

Off the eaten path: Ristopizza Napolitano A Vit è N’Attim

In late September of 2016, the D’Angelo family moved from Naples, Italy to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Now they’re pumping out some of the best pizza in Costa Rica.

Off the eaten path: La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar

As its name implies, La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar is a sports bar. But it’s not one of the many copy-and-paste American sports bars all around Costa Rica.

Off the eaten path: Pollos Male

For more than 20 years, there’s been a fire burning nearly every day in Escazú. To find it, look for a smokestack towering up in the sky and follow the smell of delicious roast chicken.

Off the eaten path: Don Doner

While Don Doner is named after the doners it sells, the french fries here are quite possibly the best in the country.

Off the eaten path: Cebolla Verde

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 down between Santa Ana and Escazu. You might’ve noticed something different in the past six months though.

Off the eaten path: Lidia’s Place

Lidia's Place has turned into a must-stop in Puerto Viejo.

Off the eaten path: The best of 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.”

Off the eaten path: Tamura

Growing 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. With that in mind, I’m just going to go right out and say it: if this isn’t the best sushi in Costa Rica, it’s definitely the best affordable sushi in Costa Rica.

Off the eaten path: Al Masri Cocina Egipcia

Admittedly I have never eaten Egyptian food, so I have no reference point for good Egyption food. But I do know food, and the food at Al Masri is good. I’m pretty sure it’s authentic too since the owner, Mohammed Hussien, only moved to Costa Rica from his native Egypt six years ago.
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