ESCAZÚ – SAN RAFAEL – GUACHIPELIN

ESCAZÚ – SAN RAFAEL – GUACHIPELIN

ESCAZU

It was originally a cross roads between several indigenous villages, the abundance of water that the indigenous people found there made it an ideal place to spend the night and then continue on their journey. They were the ones that named this place, and named it “Escazú”, that which in their language meant “place of rest”. The Spanish Colonizers were also attracted to this area, where its mountains founded agricultural colonies. It was during this time that it began to be known as the city of witches. Today the tradition of metaphysical and mystic art remains, but is practiced secretly. Escazú is a mix of old Costa Rica and the modern international community. In its old shell there are old adobe buildings, an interesting Ravanusa style church, and a football pitch. Its atmosphere is of a small farming town where neighbors have known each other for generations. Look beyond the old shell, and you will find mansions inhabited by Americans and Europeans that have decided to live here, attracted by the pleasant climate and magnificent views. To the eastern hills there is an area known as Bello Horizonte, where there are beautiful old buildings with exuberant gardens.


Clinics & Veterinary 

Dra. Karina Arofov B. Ph + 506 2288-0132, Ph + 506 2228-7978, Ph Cell + 506 8366-5485. https://www.facebook.com/DraKarinaArifov/ Location; East side of the church of San Miguel de Escazú. Opening: Monday to Friday of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Medical services.


 

VETERINARIA 24 HORAS Ph + 506 2228-6880. http://www.veterinaria24horascr.com. Location: 200 meters north of the Cruz Roja of Escazú. Veterinary Medicine with emphasis on Medical Diagnostics and specialized service of Veterinary Diagnostic Microscopy (Olympus Phase Contrast Microscopy). With more of 20 years of experience, more of 10,000 animals analyzed, and more of 5,000 emergencies attended. Dr Rafael Gamboa.


 

San Rafael de Escazú

Next to the motorway that leads towards Santa Ana, is one of the most modern vicinities of the city. There are shopping centers with international stores, supermarkets, restaurants and businesses. On the outskirts of San Rafael, is what is known as the old road to Santa Ana, this is where the residence of the Ambassador of the United States is located. In the vicinity of Escazú, there are some elegant residences that are very well known among the foreigners and you can find places to stay. San Rafael de Escazú is 7 Km. to the west of the center of San José, and San Antonio de Escazú is 1.5 Km. to the south of San Rafael.

Where to Sleep?

Hotel Camino Real Tel (506) 2289-7000, fax (506) 2289-8998. E-mail: reservaciones@gruporeal.co.cr www.gruporeal.com. Opposite the Shopping Center Multiplaza. There are 260 beautifully decorated rooms offering views of central valley. Each room has 24 hour room service, air conditioning, Cable TV, answering service, 24 hour iron and laundry service. Air-conditioning, Customers have access to all of the exercise facilities, tennis court, and swimming pool only five minutes away. Standard rooms are 192 US$ with internet access and breakfast included, executives 215 US$ with internet access, breakfast, 24 hour butler service, welcome cocktail, and is located on the 5th floor of the hotel. The restaurant Azulejos offers an impressive variety of international food and a refined atmosphere. Enjoy fine French cuisine in the Mirage Restaurant. For more light meals enjoy tropical drinks in the Bananas Wet Bar & Grill, or in the atmospheric Bar Escenario.

 

Hotel Courtyard Tel (506) 2208-3000, fax (506) 2288-0808. E-mail: ana.cecilia@courtyard.com www.courtyard.com. This beautiful hotel is located in the center of Plaza Iztkazu. It has 120 rooms, private bathrooms with hot water, air conditioning, Cable TV, mini fridge, desk and Internet Access. Room rates are Standard 128 US$, executive 152 US$ and Suite 187 US$.  Its restaurant is open for breakfast from 06:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m and from 11:30 a.m to 12:00 m.n. Function rooms for special events, gymnasium, and swimming pool. Business center and private parking, there is also a free hourly transportation service to the International Airport Juan Santamaría and the Forum Commercial Center.Organizes tours throughout the country.

 

Apartotel Villas Del Río Tel (506) 2208-2400, fax (506) 2289-8835. E-mail: reservation@villasdelrio.com www.villasdelrio.com. Located in the most exclusive residential area of the country. On the east side of the Costa Rica Country Club, in San Rafael de Escazú, on the old road to Santa Ana. Has fully equipped apartments, with all you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay.

 

Casa de las Tías Tel (506) 2289-5517, fax (506) 2289-7353. E-mail: casatias@kitcom.net  www.hotels.co.cr/casatias.html. Single rooms 63 US$, double rooms from 76/ 90 US$, triples 87 /101 US$, serving breakfast. Is located in a quiet area of San Rafael de Escazú, this establishment is decorated with Latin American arts and crafts. With five rooms with ceiling fan and a private bathroom. Please advise in advance if you are traveling with children.

 

Costa Verde Inn Tel (506) 2228-4080, fax (506) 2289-8591. E-mail: costainn@costaverde.com www.costaverdeinn.com. Single/ double rooms 52/64 US$. Apartments 76 US$. Has a chimney, a small swimming pool, a terrace to sunbathe, a Jacuzzi and a BBQ. Rooms have a fan, Queen and King beds, cable TV and a private bathroom; the three apartments have balconies. Prices include full breakfast served on the terrace.

 

Villa Escazú Tel/fax (506) 2289-7971. E-mail: vescazu@hotels.co.cr www.hotels.co.cr/vescaz.html.  Rooms with breakfast 40/ 70 US$. Is a Swiss styled house surrounded by a terrace, garden and fruit trees. There is a gallery where you can watch birds and eat breakfast. Six rooms decorated with wood, sofas and artistic compositions, three shared bathrooms. There is also a study with a small kitchen, cable TV and a large bathroom, prices from 300 US$ per week. It has a living room with a stone chimney.

 

Posada Del Bosque Tel (506) 2228-1164, fax (506) 2228-2006. E-mail: posada@amerisol.com. Double rooms with full breakfast. 80 US$. A rural home surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are eight rooms with a private bathroom; the other rooms have a chimney, laundry service and a barbeque area. There is a swimming pool, a tennis court a beautiful place to go horse riding in the countryside. Offering transportation to the airport.

 

Posada El Quijote Tel (506) 2289-8401, fax (506) 2289-8729. E-mail: quijote@quijote.co.cr www.quijote.co.cr. Single rooms 64/ 87 US$, double 76/ 99 US$, with full breakfast. It is a splendid country home which is located in east Escazú, in Barrio Bello Horizonte. The living room has a magnificent view of the central valley; whilst it’s carefully selected works of art surround the house. The rooms are large and bright. Cable TV, telephone, modern bathrooms, two that are especially for non smokers. Breakfast is served on the terrace with deck chairs. For long stays they offer two apartments that cost from between 1.000 to 1.200 US$ per month. The air-conditioning is activated by paying 5 US$. Parking & 24 hour security.

 

Park Place B & B Tel (506) 2228-9200. Single/ double rooms 50/ 60 US$. A pleasant place, run by Barry Needman, who can organize tours from local operators at good prices, with four rooms that share two bathrooms and a kitchen. Special rates for weekly or monthly stays.

 

Hotel Mirador Pico Blanco Tel (506) 2228-1908/ 2289-6197, fax (506) 2289-5189. E-mail: frontdesk@pico.com. Single rooms 41 US$, double 53 US$, Mini Suite 65 US$. Located in the mountains, 3 Km to the southeast of the center of Escazú. With five rooms; which all have balconies with views of the surrounding mountains and San José. The rooms are spacious, with rock walls and private bathrooms with hot water and cable TV. Some have views and mini fridges. The four apartments without views have a capacity for six people at a price of 600 US$. There is also a restaurant and bar. To get here, you’ll need to follow a narrow and steep road. You can also ask to be picked up from the airport, in San José or in Escazú. Parking, 24 security.

 

Where to eat

La Trattoria Restaurant Tel (506) 2201-8317/ 2201-8318. Is in the center of Multiplaza Mall, 4° area. Opening hours everyday from 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. Tomatoe, garlic, oregano and other ingredients that make you dream about Italian delicacies. Serving raviolis, filled with mushrooms in romano sauce, pizza made by the chef. A wide range of regional Italian wines, and a pleasant environment. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Tapia Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-5939. Is located in the Multiplaza Mall 4° Area. Opening times: Monday to Thursday from 08:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. Saturday to Sunday 08:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m. Here you can try delicious sandwiches, great fruit salads with famous homemade ice-cream. There is also a salad bar. Food to suit everyone’s taste. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Le Mirage Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-700 Ext. 178. Located in the Hotel Real Intercontinental. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 06:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. This restaurant offers a variety of high quality French and Mediterranean dishes. Among these plates you can find: Lobster tail, accompanied with Tian de Berenjena, feta cheese with artichokes, and also some tasty Nicoise salads, with fresh tuna and quail eggs.  As well as tender pork chops with Portobello mushrooms and homemade pasta and the most exquisite three Cordel made in the provincial style. And sample one of the most delicious desserts; the chocolate Moelleux, accompanied with a glass of Veuve Cliquot Brut. Prices range from 27 US$ and higher.

 

San José Courtyard by Marriott Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-5400/ 208-3000. Located in the Hotel Courtyard. Open everyday from 06:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Opening hours of Lobby Bar: Everyday from 12:30 m.d to 11:00 p.m. In the Lobby Bar, you can enjoy a wide range of wines, liquors and beers, as well as snacks, sandwiches and the international “Marriot Burger”. A “Las Brujas” breakfast from 06:00 a.m. You can try a brunch menu with generous trays of fruits, cheeses, cold meats and regional dishes, personal omelets, French toast, pancakes and more. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Outback Restaurant Tel (506) 2288-0511. Located in the Centro Comercial Plaza Itskatzú. Opening times: Monday to Friday 12:00 m.d to 03:00 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 m.d to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 m.d to 09:00 p.m. Here you can enjoy Australian food. The specialty of the house is meats: Prime Rib, Rib eye and Sirloin, as well as grilled prawns accompanied with a delicious white Australian wine or a chilled beer. The younger can enjoy hamburgers, macaroni and cheese and an appetizing Joey Steak. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Tutti Li Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-8768. Located in Plaza Itskatzú. Opening times from Monday to Thursday from 12:00 m.d to 11:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday 12:00 m.d to 12:00 m.n. Serving excellent open Italian Raviolis, spinach pasta filled with jumbo prawns and mushrooms in pink sauce, Fettuccini, as well as stone baked pizzas with prosciutto di palma, fresh mushrooms, parmesane cheese, rucula and natural tomatoe. And to finish a Sicilian Canoli or a Bacio Perugino, filled with Nutella and almonds. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Chancay Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-6964. Located in Plaza Itskatzú Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 12:00 m.d to 10:30 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Friday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d to 11:00 p.m. Sunday from 12:00 m.d to 09:30 p.m. Delicious seafood, such as octopus, olives, accompanied with traditional Pisco Sour, specialties from the chef such as chicken Pac Chi Kay or special Chaufa and for dessert the best Lemon Merangue from the Northern Andes. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Las Tapas de Manuel Restaurant Tel (506) 2288-1633. Located in Plaza Itskatzú. Opening hours: Sunday to Tuesday from 12:00 m.d to 12:00 p.m. A very pleasant place with different Spanish architecture. Where you can listen to flamenco music, while sampling the delicious Spanish tapas, including the potato salad and angulas (baby eels) and fried squid, as well as the exquisite Gallos a la Madrileña and the Fabada Asturiana. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Fondue And Grill Restaurant Tel (506) 2288-4482. Located in Plaza Iztkazu. Opening times from Monday to Thursday from 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 12:00 m.d to 11:00 p.m. Domingo from 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. Offering traditional Swiss food. The most common ingredients are wine or broth. The first dish is a classic cheese fondue. Emmental and Gruyere, melted in a special mix of wine and Kirch. Another fondue is Land and Sea, a perfect combination of meat, prawns and you cannot miss out on the popular chocolate fondue. As well as their grilled dishes, they are a sensational accompaniment to a spectacular and fun evening. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

El Sushi Bar Restaurant Tel (506) 2288-0202. Located in Store N°2 in Plaza Itskatzú. Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 12:00 m.d to 03:00 p.m and from 06:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. There is a fusion of Latin-American and Japanese Culture in a sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere. Where you can taste strips of Corvina made the Samurai way, a Sashimi Salad or the Hamachi Tartare among others. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Di Bartolo Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-2800, fax (506) 228-0933. Located in Plaza Formosa Guachipelín 800 meters south of the Banco San José. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m to 11:00 p.m and Sunday from 10:30 a.m to 06:30 p.m. High quality Italian cooking. The most outstanding dishes include: Tuscan antipasto, capriccios, focaccia ripiena, Sicilian eggplant, stuffed pastas of: spinach, spinach rincone, salmon, and ricotta with caviar, porcini mushrooms, meat and ayote, octopus salad and delicious desserts. As well as stone baked pizzas. Prices start from 27 US$ and higher.

 

San Telmo IL Panino Café and Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-3126. Located in Multicentro Paco. Opening times from Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Sunday and Saturday from 08:00 a.m to 02:00 p.m. Serving capriccio, panini, pasta with black olives and chopped vegetables as well as mozzarella, tomato and ham and as a final dish a chocolate explosion that will satisfy your pallet. Prices range from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Inka Grill Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-5117. Located in Multicentro Paco. Open everyday from 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. offering dishes such as corvina with cream, Seafood Cau Cau, or Causa Limeña (mashed potatoes with lettuce, cheese, olive oil). Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Suka Restaurant and Lounge Tel (506) 2228-8106. Located in the Paco Shopping Center. Opening Times: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 p.m to 02:00 a.m. From Caracas the first conceptual restaurant, with Mediterranean food, where all the flavors are mixed together with music and a cozy atmosphere. In the menu you will find Istanbul chicken and Mediterranean beef medallions, East and West rolls and Salmon Wraps that are accompanied with a sophisticated cosmopolitan shaker, as well as a choice of wines and martinis. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Le Monaster Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-4404, 228-8515, fax (506) 228-6370 / www.monaster-restaurant.com. Located on the old road to Santa Ana, from Multicentro Paco 1 Km to the southeast, if you follow the signs. Opening times from Monday to Saturday from 06:00 p.m onwards. Is one of the most exclusive restaurants in the Escazú area. The vivid sound of the piano and the waiters dressed as monks from the XVII century, help you live a dream, you will also be able to see the marvelous view of San José. Delicious food that is prepared by a French Chef, including delicacies such as: Starters Eden Salad and the Lobster Bisque. Followed with Corvina with crab and salmon caviar champagne, Duck Conflit and Dijon Rabbit. And finally the exquisite traditional French desserts. Prices start from 27 US$ or higher.

 

Bar La Cava Tel (506) 2289-4404/ 2228-8515, fax (506) 2228-6370. www.monaster-restaurant.com . Located in Le Monaster restaurant, old road to Santa Ana, from  Multicentro Paco 1 Km to the southeast and follow the signs. Opening times from Monday to Saturday from 06:00 p.m onwards. With candlelight this warm hideaway has live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, offering a unique and mysterious atmosphere. A unique selection of over 300 wines in all of the region and delicious snacks. Prices range from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

IL Pomodoro Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-7470. Located 200 meters West of the Plaza los Laureles. Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 12:00 m.d 11:00 p.m. Friday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d to 12:00 p.m, Sunday from 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. Italian food, personally attended by the owners, specialties are pizza and pasta and the eggplant lasagna takes the honors, as well as seafood pasta that can be accompanied with a regional Italian wine. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Spoon Tel (506) 2289-8731. Located in Plaza Los Laureles Shopping Center. Opening Times: Everyday from 09:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. You can enjoy a delicious chicken salad, or an uplifting cappuccino with a brownie, some alfajore cookies or a Chilean tart. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Tango Grill Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-8322. Plaza Laureles Shopping Center. Opening Times: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday Tango Show until 12:00 m.n. Friday to Sunday from 12:00 md to 12:00 m.n. A pleasant place where you can enjoy delicious dishes on the terrace, some of which are: Grilled Salmon, black pudding, César salad, Pasties and Chorizo among others. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Restaurant Trattoria y Café Sabor a Leña Tel (506) 2288-2503, fax (506) 2228-2504. Located in Centro Comercial Country Plaza, diagonal to the Costa Rican Country Club. Opening times: 11:00 a.m to 12:00 m.n. This sophisticated restaurant with artistic chefs offers a variety of dishes from Trattoria, as well as some original choices from the menu: Warm starters such as mussels with grated parmesan, cold starters such as Carpaccios, twenty types of pizza to choose from. Lasagna, coffees, Raviolis and Tortellini’s, to drink Martinis and Manhattans that you can enjoy while you look out from the terrace. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Villa Rey Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-5089/ 2228-4950. Located in San Rafael de Escazú, 400 meters West of Mas X Menos. Opening Times: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Friday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m. Chinese restaurant that offers a large variety of food: Chinese Tacos, Prawn Wantan Soup by Shangai (the god of china). And then Chop Suey with oyster sauce or with chicken and vegetables. Also offers home delivery. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Al Chile Restaurant  Tel (506) 288-0057/ 289- 6048. Located in Plaza San Rafael 2nd floor. Opening Times: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. It is a very cozy place, where they serve dishes prepared by an excellent, experienced chef. The dishes include: Norwegian Salmon, with creamy secrets and dill, Californian Chicken with avocado, covered with pineapple and mango, roasted Mediterranean vegetables and feta cheese. The Cubano made with pork, gherkins and soaked in capers is outstanding. There is also the Olympia breakfast (using the white of an egg), Omelets with fried potatoes for breakfast and juice as well as other dishes. The Guanábana mousse with maracuyá toffee, called Olympia. Prices from 6 US$ to 7 US$.

 

Antojitos Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-9700. Located 300 meters West of the Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazú. Opening times: Monday to Wednesday from 12:00 m.d to 12:00 p.m, Thursday 11:30 a.m to 11:00 p.m, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m to 12:00 m.n and Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 11:00 p.m. This restaurant serves Mexican food. Its menu and quality have ensured its success for years. From the ceviche “Vuelve a la Vida” (return to life), to its great selection of skewered Tacos, and succulent sauces. It also has a play area for children. Prices start from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Sushi Factoría Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-4461 / 2288-5790.  Located on the crossing with the  Cruce San Rafael de Escazú Shopping Center. Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 12:00 m.d to 03:00 p.m and from 06:30 p.m to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday open from 12:00 m.d to 11:00 p.m, Closed Thursday. Here you can enjoy a musical ambience with delicious Sushi dishes, such as salted chicken and steamed vegetables. Also serving an executive lunch with a delivery service.  Prices range from 5 US$ to 20 US$.

 

Pane e Vino Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-7325. Located in San Rafael, Centro Comercial el Cruce. Opening Times from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 m.d  to 10:00 p.m. offering the best and widest variety of pizzas: aubergine with egg, salmon with prawns and arrúgula, frutti di mare… and Sdrufolo, the specialty of the house is nutella, ricotta and strawberry sauce. The Secret: thin pizzas, with first class ingredients. Prices range from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Sale Pepe Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-5750. Located behind Pop´s, San Rafael de Escazú. Opening times: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 m.d to 03:00 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Friday to Saturday 12:00 m.d to 12:00 p.m, Sunday 12:00 m.d to 10:00 p.m. This restaurant offers a wide selection of Italian pizzas, as well as 258 different types of homemade pastas, the specialty of the house is stuffed pasta, such as the meat and fish capriccios. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Rostipollos Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-5726. Express: 218-1212. Located in San Rafael de Escazú. Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m, Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Their specialty is roast chicken, which you can have with: onions in vinegar and crushed beans. The cordial service and the delicious desserts, complement the restaurant, offering chilled beer, so you can enjoy the delicious food to the maximum. Prices from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Bagelmens Tel (506) 2228-4460. Located in San Rafael Shopping Center, opposite the Vivero Exótica. Opening times from Monday to Sunday from 07:00 a.m to 09:00 p.m. Here you will find an excellent high quality choice in a muffin and bagel paradise. Offering ten different types of bagels, including onions, garlic and cereal, whole meal, cinnamon and raisins at 0.35 US$. And also muffins with raisins, chocolate, banana, cappuccino from 1 / 1.5 US$.

 

La Chocolatería Tel (506) 2289-9637. Tel/fax (506) 288-0815. Located opposite the Ferretería el Mar, San Rafael de Escazú. Opening times from Monday to Friday  08:00 a.m to 07:00 p.m. Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 07:00 p.m. Here you will find candy and delicious chocolate drinks, with chopped fruit, biscuits and a variety of other treats. Come and try all the chocolate treats. Prices start from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

TGIF Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-8343. Located in San Rafael opposite Perimercados. Opening Times: Monday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m to 01:00 a.m. Prices start from 27 US$.

 

Tony Romas Restaurant Tel (506) 2288-0800. Located diagonal to the Centro Comercial Trejos Montealegre Opening Times: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m to 03:00 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 m.n. Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m. A restaurant that  specializes in ribs, try the tasty Roma Ribs, bathed in 4 sauces of your choice. An ample Tex-Mex style menu and the best cocktails in the west of the city. A very special drink is the Margarita Mango that would complete a fantastic meal. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Pizza Hut Tel (506) 2228-9898. Located in Los Anonos Shopping Center. Opening times from Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. The restaurant offers a variety of Italian–American style pizzas, with chunky pastas, thin or stuffed, accompanied with a fresh salad bar and a jug of beer. It is also fun for children as they have a play area where they can try the delicious ice creams with toppings. Prices start from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

La Cascada Restaurant  Tel (506) 2228-0906. Located diagonal to Saretto next to the gas station. Opening times: Everyday from 11:00 a.m to 03:00 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. specializing in excellent quality meats, such as fritters, as well as appetizing starters. The coconut flan is one of the desserts that you can’t miss out on. Prices from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

BBQ Los Anonos Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-0118. Located 600 meters west of Puente de los Anonos, Escazú. Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 m.d to 03:00 p.m and from 06:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Friday to Saturday 12:00 m.d to 03:00 p.m and 06:00 p.m from 11:00 p.m, Sunday 11:30 a.m to 09:00 p.m. A cozy atmosphere, with soft lighting. Offering dishes such as, beans, salads, T-bone steak, chicken rice, and you can’t miss out on the surprise dinner. Prices start from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Novillo Alegre Restaurant Tel (506) 2288-4995. Located in Barrio Anonos, 125 meters east of the Saretto Supermarket. Opening times from Monday to Saturday from 12:30 m.d to 10:30 p.m. Sunday from 12:00 m.d. onwards. This is an Argentinean restaurant; the barbeque is made up of delicious Argentinean prime cuts of meat and an exclusive selection of white meats, sweet breads, mondongo and chorizos. A selection of wines from South America is a delight to many visitors. The desserts are novel and simple. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.

 

Bamboleo Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-2687. Located in Centro Comercial Trejos Montealegre. Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday from 07:00 p.m to 02:00 a.m. Closed from Sunday to Tuesday. A quiet place with pleasant music. Among the dishes there are also barbequed brochettes, steak snacks, and grilled vegetables. Drinks such as: cocktails and beers. Prices range from 11 US$ and 18 US$.

 

Órale Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-6436. Located in Centro Comercial Montealegre. Opening times from Monday to Saturday from 05:00 p.m onwards. Offering a wide selection of Margaritas, and snacks such as fajitas, chimichangas and more. New York corvina or steak snacks. Prices start from 11 US$ to 18 US$.

 

Male Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-3217. Located on the southeast corner of the Costa Rican Country Club, 250 meters South. If you want to try Mexican food with a Californian flavor you can enjoy delicious dishes: tacos and fajitas seasoned with secret spices, flame grilled, chalupas, fritters, quesadillas and nachos. Prices start from 11 US$.

 

Pollo Juancho Tel (506) 2228-4783. The largest chicken in the country. Located 400 meters south and 50 meters east from the Country Day School. Established on the 27th of September 1986. This  restaurant celebrates its anniversary by putting out a stand in the park and giving away free chicken to passersbys, this happens during the festival of remembrance for San Miguel Arcángel (when a crow pecked Juancho on his forhead). The chicken is the freshest and most exquisite in the country. Every Wednesday there is a promotion of three pieces of chicken for the price of 2US$. They also sell national and foreign liquors. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 md to 10:00 pm.

 

Tiquicia Restaurant Tel (506) 2289-5839. Located in San Antonio de Escazú, behind the church 1.5 km west.  Opening times: Monday to Friday from 05:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 m.d to 01:00 a.m. Sunday from 12:00 m.d to 06:00 p.m. Open atmosphere with a simply spectacular view. Regional Costa Rican food with a variety of snacks and dishes, you can also enjoy the traditional agua dulce (sweet water). Prices from 11 US$ and higher.

 

Restaurant La Casa de Doña Lela Tel (506) 2288-5333. Located in Escazú highway to Santa Ana. The best in the Costa Rican typical food, in a family and welcoming atmosphere. Prices of 5 to 17 US$. With pleasure we will assist him from Monday to Sunday, in our restaurants located in different points of the country. Also offers him catering service and private living room for all type of events and special occasions.

 

Taj Mahal Restaurant Tel (506) 2228-0980. Located on the old road to Santa Ana, 1 Km west of the Multicentro Paco. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 06:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Sunday from 12:00 m.d to 08:00 p.m, closed Mondays. The only Indian restaurant in Central America. The chef offers delicious Tandoori style marinated pork with spices, chilies and yoghurt with some appetizing prawns and milk, cashew and coconut sauce. With desserts such as Pakoras (doughnuts) or the Gullan Jaman (little milk balls soaked in honey) The secret is the mix of Hindu spices that allows for the most delicate taste experience. Prices range from 18 US$ to 27 US$.