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Off the eaten path: La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar
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Dining
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Off the eaten path: La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar

The Tico Times - February 8, 2019

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
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Pollos Male

William Ayre - February 1, 2019

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…

Off the eaten path: The best of 2018
Dining and Nightlife
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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
Dining and Nightlife
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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
Dining and Nightlife
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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
Dining and Nightlife
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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?
Dining and Nightlife
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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
Dining and Nightlife
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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: Cordero’s Bar
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Cordero’s Bar

William Ayre - November 9, 2018

I’ve already highlighted what I think are the top three chifrijos in Costa Rica. Doing so was one of my first orders of business when I started…

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

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