Costa Rican Dishes

7 Costa Rican Dishes You Have To Try

The food culture in Central America has spread all over the world and Costa Rican dishes are right up there with the very best. The food here is generally quite mild and uses a lot of exotic fresh fruits and vegetables, with rice and beans being a huge staple. With exciting combinations and unique flavours this is a cuisine that you need to start trying out. You may not be able to travel there but you can certainly start cooking some Costa Rican food right now!

We’re sharing some of the best classic recipes from Costa Rica. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.

If you understand the foodie culture before visiting, then creating these Costa Rican dishes is perfect…

The Best Costa Rican Dishes

1. Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto is a quick, healthy, and authentic black beans and rice dish that is made with Lizano salsa and is traditionally found in Costa Rica.  This easy gallo pinto recipe can be ready in under 30 minutes for a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian meal the whole family will enjoy!

Recipe created by London.

2. Chorreadas

One of the typical breakfast dishes you can pick up in costa Rica is chorreadas. These pancakes made from ground fresh corn and simply served with natilla, which is a type of sour cream, a cup of coffee or glass of milk.

Recipe created by Heneedsfood.

3. Costa Rican Ceviche

This healthy, light and easy Costa Rican ceviche with white fish and a lot of coriander will take you on a flavour journey to a sunny and warm beach.

Recipe created by Berries And Spice.

4. Fish Tacos

One of the biggest things in this part of the world are, of course, tacos. With so much fresh fish and wonderful produce this is the ideal recipe to get started with.

Recipe created by Katie.

Costa Rican Dishes

5. Costa Rican Chocolate Bread Pudding

This incredibly decadent and delicious Costa Rican Chocolate Bread Pudding is also known as Capirotada.

Recipe created by Linda.

Costa Rican Dishes

6. Black Beans and Butter Honey Plantains

A super traditional Costa Rican meal that includes saucy black beans, brown rice, and some scream worthy butter honey plantains.

Recipe created by Warm Vanilla Sugar.

Costa Rican Dishes

7. Costa Rican Heart of Palm Salad

This salad is a simple side dish to serve with grilled meat or a vegetarian meal of beans and rice. Great for the summer!

Recipe created by Carissa.

Costa Rican Dishes

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