Surfing and good food go together like Batman and Robin, and the food at Puerto Viejo is no exception. This beach town has everything you could wish for to recover and recharge after a long day spent out on the waves or hiking in the nearby rain forest. The area is especially known for the local sodas, which are traditional local restaurants serving local dishes called casados. This is the epitome of beach eating–steaming rice, juice meats, and the freshest veggies all for a low low price! If you’re not feeling the Costa Rican cuisine, however, there are a variety of international options to satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Regardless of what you’re looking for, we think you’ll find something yummy in Puerto Viejo, but there’s a few great options to start with that we’ve listed below.
Find Healthy Food and Good Vibes at Port Vell
Port Vell is a relaxed, low-budget eatery featuring a variety of mouthwatering snacks and meals to give you all the energy you need to explore Puerto Viejo. They are especially known for their pancakes, Mexican Omelet, and healthy all-fruit smoothies. The dining experience is casual, but the restaurant prides itself on great customer service and super vibes. Come hungry and leave with new friends should be the motto of this awesome chain!
Get some more information on their Facebook.
La Nena, Caribbean Food Done Right
La Nena is known to locals and tourists alike for its fair prices and delicious, Caribbean style dishes. You can find a beautiful variety of ceviche, seafood, and Costa Rican classics here, all freshly made and cooked to perfection. If you are looking for a real treat, their fresh caught lobster is definitely the highlight of the menu, so bring your appetite!
You can call to make a reservation at La Nena here: +506 2537 9791.
Get a Tasty Snack at Bread & Chocolate
We all need a chocolate break sometimes, and no place is better in Puerto Viejo for this than Bread & Chocolate. This wonderful snack bar features delicious brunch, breakfast, and sweet treats. Locals recommend you try the homemade biscuits with the locally roasted Costa Rican coffee. The restaurant also has numerous vegetarian and pescatarian options available, so you can’t go wrong there! This is a restaurant with a laid back atmosphere, so don’t eat here if you’re in a rush!
Get some more info about the menu of Bread & Chocolate at their website.