Cahuita is an electic mix of cultures and cuisines. Eat your way around the world without leaving town:
Italian/Tico family-run restaurant with pasta, pizza and salads. Recommended dishes: Homemade lasagne(the meat is cooked in red wine)with a bechemel sauce and raviolis. All pasta is homemade by the Italian Matriarch of the family. Offers movies while you dine. (Tip for traveling with kids; owner will put on kids shows if you come in on the early side.)
Location: town center close to Safari Supermarket
Hours: 5pm everyday except Tuesdays. Tel: 2755-0209
Family run local favourite for a continental style breakfast or lunch. Menu features tasty salads, omelettes, and sandwiches accompanied by local teas, fruit smoothies or coffees with a "kick". Personal favourite dishes: The hamburger with home potato fries and the chicken salad with shredded cabbage and carrots.
Location: Across from Commercial Center
Hours: 8am-6pm, Monday-Saturday. Tel: 8808-6445.
French fusion with Middle Eastern touches . Many options for seating. Front patio for people watching; side patio for more privacy and a bit cooler and indoor seating. Creative and upbeat decoration.
Location: Town Center in between Splash Pool & Irie Zone Bar.
Hours: 11am-9:30pm Tuesday -Sunday; Closed Mondays
Family owned Italian restaurant that specilizes in wood oven pizza. They also make all their own sausages, pastas and bread. The friendly owners have chosen a clean and sleek all white decor with a fifties diner feel. They also are ocean front with a path to the rocky but pretty ocean view. There is also a playground to entertain the little ones.
Location: 100 meters north of the police station.
Hours: 4pm-10pm Monday-Wednesday; Friday-Sunday. Closed on Thursdays.
This authentic Italian restaurant offers a more private and upscale dining experience. Excellent service from the owners. Every table is served some interesting complimentary starters and must be finished with a homemade limoncello. Recommended dishes: pasta aglio oglio e peperoncino, pasta l'amatriciana.
Location: In front of Hotel Vaz on road leading town from bus stop.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday; Thursday-Sunday 6pm-11pm Closed on Wednesday.
Sobre Las Olas
The name says it all. Dine on fresh seafood and pastas while enjoying the view of the waves, sunsets and lovely volcanic black sand. Attentive and friendly service.
Location: Playa Negra(Black Beach)500 meters from town center
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Sunday open 12pm-10pm
Restaurante Boca Chica
This is a bar, restaurant, and pool with Italian-Caribbean fusion fare served by a Chef/Owner with a very entertaining personality. Seafood with caribbean sauces, pastas, casados. Mixed drinks and spirits. Enjoy a cool refreshing dip in the pool after the 4km hike through the park.
Location: At the entrance of the Puerto Vargas side of the Cahuita National Park.
Hours: 12pm-11pm Everyday
Restaurante y Marisqueria Vista del Mar
Serves Tico mainstays with a chinese flair. Popular dishes are stir fired chicken with rice and stir fried shrimp with rice. Fast service and beach front views.
Location: In front of Hotel National Park.