Costa Rican Food Staples

For our ten day trip I have compiled a list of different foods to try that is typical here in Costa Rica.  Here are three we’ve had so far.

Chorreadas is like a pancake made out of corn and is usually eaten as a snack or as breakfast. It can be sweet and served with a little honey or syrup or it can be savory and served with a sour cream called natilla.  It is usually found at little roadside stands like this one next to a park.
Casados is the traditional lunch plate that you can order at little family-run informal restaurants called sodas. Very reasonable in price, it is a full meal that includes what you see here… Rice and beans, a small salad, fried plantains, a choice of grilled meat, and picadillos (potato and root vegetables).
Finally, sopa negra is a black bean soup that is served with this side of rice.

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