7 Amazing Traditional Costa Rican Foods

7 Amazing Traditional Costa Rican Foods

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Gallo Pinto is a mix of rice and beans that is usually eaten for breakfast. I suggest trying it throughout the country. Everyone does it a bit differently.

1. Gallo Pinto

Ceviche is made by soaking raw fish pieces in lime juice along with minced onions, cilantro, and minced bell peppers.  The lime juice cooks the fish.

2. Ceviche

To make Costa Rican tamales, banana leaves are filled with corn meal, chicken or pork, and whatever else the chef chooses.  No matter what, I’ve never had a bad tamale!

3. Tamales

Patacones are smashed plantains that are then fried into these tasty tortilla type things.  They are usually served with salsa and sometimes various other kinds of dip.

4. Patacones

A casado is a typical lunch or dinner food. Usually, you will get some type of meat, rice, beans, and some type of vegetable. It’s simple food but it’s filling and ridiculously affordable.

5. Casado

Tres Leches is basically a white sheet cake  with. condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream poured onto the cake until they are completely soaked up.

5. Casado

This is a beach food that consists of ice put in a plastic cup. On top of the ice there is flavored syrup, powdered milk, and then condensed milk.

6. Copo or Churchill

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