Kids Restaurants in Costa Rica


  • Fusion
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • International
  • Latin American
  • Costa Rica is a kid-friendly country for the most part, and finding a place to eat with the whole family is a fun and easy challenge, with a little guidance. The first place on this top ten list has been serving young ones on the Caribbean coast for ten years straight, and the menu has all the Mexican standards that kids tend to love, like quesadillas, tacos and burritos, made less spicy for little ones upon request. The open-air restaurant has wood booths for the whole family,a pool to look at while you wait, and recently, the Lizard King has started offering delicious cheeseburgers and french fries, which seems to please plenty of parents, too. The second spot is La Criollita, a bustling Costa Rican restaurant in the heart of San Jose that is a fine place for kids to try a taste of gallo pinto, check out the birds on the back patio, and pick out a dessert from the glass case. At Willy's Caballo Negro, kids get a kick out of ordering, and eating the delicious schnitzel, and the atmosphere is casual and cozy, perfect for kids. All kids can find something at Amimodo's family-style Italian restaurant, and the same goes for Juanita's, which serves both Mexican and pizza; hungry kids can rejoice, parents can relax. While the last two on the list only serve breakfast and lunch, they both are reliably inviting in the earlier hours of the day, and offer inexpensive standards like omelets and simple sandwiches that are both kid and adult friendly.

    Lizard King Mexican Restaurant

    Excellent Mexican cuisine, best food in Puerto Viejo... read more

    La Criollita

    Avenida 7

    Old fashioned Costa Rican fine dining restaurant in the heart of the city... read more

    Willy's Caballo Negro

    Family-friendly favorite for schnitzel and more in Arenal... read more

    Don Rufino

    Easy to find, hard to forget gem in the center or Golfito... read more


    200 m east of Stanford's, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Puerto Viejo

    Family style Italian restaurant in Puerto Viejo...
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    Juanitas Mexican Bar & Grille

    One stop for both great Mexican food and pizza by the slice or pie... read more

    El Sapo Dorado

    Casually fine dining on a hilltop with a good view... read more

    Lava Lounge

    Great family-friendly restaurant with good vibes, good burgers, and a great view... read more

    Pan Pay Cafe


    Pan Pay is a popular bakery and breakfast cafe near the bus station in Puerto Viejo... read more

    Panaderia Elizabeth

    Classic bakery and cafe in the center of Puerto Viejo... read more
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