Local Food

Eating local food is a way of experiencing the culture of Cahuita and of enjoying delicious and hearty meals accompanied by natural fruit drinks:


Rincon del Amor

Adjacent to the local square, Parquecito, this newly opened restaurant is decked out with a romantic decor of red and white curtains and linens, but the whole family is welcome.   Menu has an excellent seafood section including ceviche and fish fillets, or shellfish in coconut sauce. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hours: Monday- Wed and Friday-Sunday 8am-10pm.  Closed on Thursdays., Location: Next to Parquecito ,Tel:  8366-8871


Sol y Mar

on the way to Cahuita’s National Park serves a hearty local breakfast of pinto with optional extras. Coffee is self-service.

Breakfast only.

Tel: 2755-0418


Hotel National Park  & Beach Bar

overlooks the park entrance for great views.  Serves a variety of dishes: casados, pastas, and fast food, such as burgers for lunch or early dinner.  Recommended dish: Seafood soup(maybe a little wait but worth it).

Hours: from 12:00 until 7:00 pm,  Happy Hour4pm-6pm 2 for 1.,Tel: 2755-1267


Wood stove restaurant is a firm favorite with locals who perch on the stools outside to tuck into plates of pinto or casado from early morning onwards.  Near the National Park, next to Cabinas Calipso.

Hours: 5:30am-7pm Everyday, Tel: 2755-0223

Rincon de Sandra

Is a treat that shouldn’t be missed.  Mother of 8, Sandra, can whip up a tasty Caribbean meal in the pleasant setting of her restaurant 150 meters from the police station.

Hours:  12noon-10pm, Tel: 8624 4662

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located in the center of town next to Splash Pool Bar specializes in Seafood, Lobster and Caribbean Sauces. Serves Rice& Beans on Saturday and Sundays.

Hours:  12noon- 9pm, Tel: 2755-0117

Restaurant Bananas

Located in Playa Grande in Cabinas Algebra. Long time residents serve up classic pinto and egg breakfasts, excellent coffee as well as casados, fish burgers and hamburgers.

Open for breakfast and dinner

http://www.cabinasalgebra.com/,  Tel: 2755-0057

Cocos Bar

Is a landmark establishment that serves a selection of local and fast food in the center of Cahuita. Situated right in the middle of town it is the prime people watching spot for a drink or to take in a football game with the locals.

Opening:10:30am- 2:30am

https://www.facebook.com/cocosbar.cahuita , Tel: 2755-0437

La Fe

Is open all day serving local food and Caribbean meals with friendly Walter at the helm.  Recommended dish: seafood soup (order in advance to be sure)

Opening: all day, Tel: 8323- 3497

Palenque Luisa

Features local food and seafood with Caribbean flavors at affordable prices.   Recently renovated and the space is bright airy and with a very traditional caribbean design.

Location: Main Street across from Willie’s Costa Rica Tours

Hours:  Dinner only open at 5:30pm, Tel: 7039 9689

Coral Reef

Is located on the Main Highway 300 meters from the entrance of Cahuita. This is a popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike. They have something for everyone but do it well. Specialty is seafood. Recommended dish: Seafood soup with coconut sauce.

Hours: 12pm-7pm, Tel: 2755-0133

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Miss Edith

is the first Caribbean restaurant to open in Cahuita.  She serves wonderful traditional dishes specialising in fish with coconut sauce in her ocean front location. Great spicy dishes too!

Hours: 12pm-9pm, Tel: 2755-0248

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