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“Great local fare!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Star Line Restaurant

Black Star Line Restaurant
Downtown, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Puerto Limon
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Nuremberg, Germany
2 reviews
“Great local fare!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

At the end of a one-day cruise stop in Puerto Limon, we enjoyed a great meal here on the recommendation of our local guide. We ordered the casado (rice and beans, served separately) with fresh mackerel, and a serving of rice 'n beans (served together, flavored with some coconut milk) with chicken. Both dishes were very tasty, fresh and more than satisfying! My husband also enjoyed a wonderfully spicy beef patty. For drinks, there was a local ginger soda, the name of which I forget... The place has a distinctly local vibe, which we felt was a nice change of pace from the tourist crowd on our cruise.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“History, heritage, culture and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Black Star Line or Liberty Hall building is the home of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)....it was also the name of a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey.
The first floor has restaurants and some stores that belongs to locals and the second floor is used for meetings and different events. This place has a great value for the Afro culture in Costa Rica. I recomment every one to visit this place to get a taste of the rich caribbean culture in this country.
When ever i come to Limon I have to eat here, its a must; the best dish they have is the Bochinche casado, served nicely not expensive and really really tasty, Its downtown, easy to find, not expensive at all and really clean. Makes you feel like you eating at home.

  • Visited May 2013
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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