Dine Like a Local: Top 5 Restaurants in San Jose to Enjoy After a Week ‘Learn to Surf’ in Costa Rica

After an beautiful week at Kalon Surf Camp in Costa Rica, learning how to surf, or having improved your surf, you’ve undoubtedly fallen in love with Costa Rica and it’s rich cuisine. If you’re spending the night in San Jose before your journey home, you’re in for a culinary treat. The city offers a rich dining scene that promises to be as memorable as your surfing adventure. Let’s ride the wave into the top 5 restaurants in San Jose, Costa Rica, perfect for a post-surf week meal.x

  1. Restaurante Grano de Oro

Restaurante Grano de Oro is a culinary oasis in the heart of San Jose. This fine-dining establishment, housed within a tropical Victorian mansion, offers an exquisite fusion of Costa Rican and European flavors. Treat your taste buds to unique dishes like the sea bass in banana leaf or the celebrated macadamia nut tart. After a week of learning and improving your surf with us, this culinary experience will feel like the cherry on top.

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  1. Sikwa Restaurante Costa Rica

After a week of surfing Costa Rica’s legendary waves, experience the country’s rich heritage at Sikwa Restaurante Costa Rica. It blends traditional Costa Rican cuisine with a modern twist, using fresh, local ingredients. Here, you can savor indigenous dishes that celebrate the country’s vibrant culture. The ‘casado,’ a hearty local dish featuring rice, beans, salad, and your choice of meat or fish, is a must-try.

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  1. La Esquina de Buenos Aires

If you’re craving Argentine flavors, then La Esquina de Buenos Aires will not disappoint. Renowned for serving the best steaks in town, it’s the perfect spot for meat-loving surfers. Be sure to try their iconic chimichurri sauce, adding a tangy, spicy kick to your Argentine culinary adventure. After a week our luxury surf resort, this flavor-packed experience is just the ticket.

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  1. Restaurant Silvestre

Savor the innovative dishes at Restaurant Silvestre, where Costa Rican tradition meets modern cooking techniques. The seasonal menus, created with sustainability in mind, perfectly echo your week-long connection with nature at our luxury surf camp in Dominical. Each dish tells a story of the local culture, making it a unique culinary experience you won’t want to miss.

  1. Enboca

Cap your week-long surf adventure with a visit to Enboca. This relaxed gastropub masterfully combines Latin and Mediterranean flavors, offering a variety of shareable tapas that’s perfect for a communal meal. The grilled octopus and wine-braised short ribs come highly recommended. It’s the perfect way to round off an exciting week at a Costa Rican Surf Camp learning to surf.

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Whether you’ve just caught your first wave or you’re a seasoned surfer, a week at Kalon Surf Camp is an unforgettable adventure. As you wrap up your stay, these top 5 restaurants in San Jose offer the perfect culinary send-off, promising an experience that’s as memorable as your time on the waves.

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