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What food delicacies do the locals enjoy in Costa Rica

Costa Rican cuisine is diverse and flavorful, and there are many dishes that are popular among locals in Cahuita and throughout the country. Here are some examples:

Gallo Pinto: This traditional breakfast dish consists of rice and beans cooked together and seasoned with onion, peppers, and spices. It’s often served with eggs, fried plantains, and sour cream.

Casado: A typical lunch dish that consists of rice, black beans, salad, and a choice of protein such as chicken, fish, or beef. It’s often served with fried plantains and a side of picadillo, a mixture of diced vegetables.

Sopa Negra: This black bean soup is a popular dish in Costa Rica, and it’s often served with a boiled egg, white rice, and cilantro.

Ceviche: A popular seafood dish made with raw fish or shrimp that is marinated in lime juice, onions, cilantro, and other spices.

Arroz con Pollo: A classic chicken and rice dish that is seasoned with onion, peppers, garlic, and other spices. It’s often served with a side of salad or fried plantains.

Tamales: A steamed corn cake that is filled with meat, vegetables, and spices, wrapped in banana leaves, and served with salsa.

Chifrijo: A dish made with rice, beans, pork, and pico de gallo. It’s often served with tortilla chips or plantain chips.

These are just a few examples of the many delicious dishes you can try in Cahuita and throughout Costa Rica. Don’t hesitate to ask locals for their recommendations or to try street food vendors for an authentic taste of the local cuisine.  On the Caribbean side you can also enoy Jamaican styled Rundown, johnny cakes with your meals, and escabeche fish dishes.

Gallo Pinto
Run Down
Sopa Negra
Arroz con Pollo
Johnny Cake breakfast

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