30 Popular Costa Rica Food Dishes To Try

I recently got back to the States after a trip to Costa Rica. This amazing trip was full of unforgettable experiences, but one of my favorite parts of the trip was the amazing food I experienced on this adventure!

Rice and Beans Gallo Pinto Rice Plantain Beef

Costa Rican cuisine is similar to Mexican or other Latin cuisines with its flare.

The best way to describe Costa Rican Food is a dialect of Caribbean food. The fresh ingredients from the local farmers made each dish an unforgettable meal.

Check out some of my favorite dishes in the recipes of Costa Rican food below!

Which Recipe Will You Try First?

You can’t go wrong with these delicious Costa Rican recipes and food ideas. Tell us which is your favorite, or tell us what Costa Rican food we forgot!

30 Popular Costa Rican Foods

Rice and Beans Gallo Pinto Rice Plantain Beef

Whether you’re visiting Costa Rica or you want to make delicious Costa Rican food at home, check out these popular dishes and recipes to make yourself.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.