San Jose, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Expect to join a bustling crowd of office workers at lunch time.
Solo travelers, families with children, and small groups alike can all enjoy a hearty, generous meal at this landmark restaurant in San Jose. Tables in the back garden have the benefit of being close to the little bird sanctuary, and away from the clatter of the rest of the busy restaurant. Breakfast and dinner are the best times to enjoy Costa Rican favorites like gallo pinto, fried bananas and natilla (sour cream). Most plates come with yummy bread, and if you're not full from your meal, La Criollita has plenty of tasty dessert options, too.