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Foods that you must try when visiting Costa Rica

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Anyone who has been to Costa Rica will tell you that it is one of the most wonderful places in the world that you can visit. People are so kind and welcoming, the overall vibe is as relaxed as the country’s famous phrase: Pura Vida, Which means pure life. In addition to enjoying the beautiful biodiversity that the country has to offer, there are some truly delicious Costa Rican food that you should try while staying there.

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto is a traditional breakfast served in Costa Rica consisting of a mixture of rice and beans, which can be black or red, cooked with bell peppers, onions, garlic, coriander and finished with classic lizano sauce. The sauce is made with tangy, vegetables and has been a Costa Rican main since 1920.

Gallo Pinto

Casado

Casado is a traditional dish consisting of many ingredients including rice, banana, black beans, salad, a tortilla and often a protein is added. It can be chicken, pork, beef, fish, chorizo ​​or anything else.

Casado

Casado

Olla de Carne

Ola de Carne is often served for lunch, especially during the colder months of the year. The stew is made with beef and corn, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, cassava, pumpkin, chaiot squash and yam. The rich stew is served with rice and is sometimes topped with lemon zest.

Olla de Carne

Olla de Carne

Sopa Negra

Sopa Negra is a black bean soup that is thick and rich thanks to which some beans are mixed to give it more viscosity. It is made with bell pepper, celery, onion, garlic and coriander, salt and pepper. The soup is often served with rice and hard boiled egg pieces.

Sopa Negra

Sopa Negra

Picadillos

Piccadillos is a vegetable made from chopped vegetables which are then fried in fat with onions, stock and herbs. Many can only be vegetable but some protein is added, including beef and chorizo. Sometimes some fruit is added to the dish and served with corn tortillas so that they are eaten as galos, Costa Rican tacos.

Picadillos

Picadillos

Copo

Copo is a delicious Costa Rican dessert with shallow ice. The ice is covered with a variety of toppings that may include milk powder, syrup, fruit and marshmallows. There are plenty of variations, the most famous being Churchill, which is served with red cola syrup and condensed milk.

Copo

Copo

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