This restaurant is up higher than the street, which is nice for cutting down on noise and dust from the road. The vibe is light, airy and Zen.
The owner, Glem , came from El Salvador after 17 years in the hospitality business and started the restaurant a year ago.
We started with guacamole and plantain chips – delicious, with a nice citrus taste. Seems like bananas and avocado may not go well together but it was a nice combo. Even the water had a flavorful slice of lime that made it so refreshing!
My boyfriend ordered the Caribbean ceviche, which came with crispy plantains. Such a nice combo of flavors, with coconut and spice that added a little kick. I decided to try their specialty, Patacones - A salad on top of a bed of plantains with the choice of protein or veggies. I chose the fish option. The salad was a combo of veggies and tropical fruit, and the fish was fresh and delicious! All three dishes were presented beautifully, upscale style - yet the entire bill was only $34, (20,000 colones) very reasonable for two entrées, an appetizer and two high end bottled waters.
We weren't drinking but they had a very nice selection of beer and wine and I overheard a couple complementing Glem on her delicious sangria.
The whole meal was refreshing and light, but at the same time filling thanks to the plantains. I'm not gluten-free but I think it's definitely the go to place for those who are.
All in all, our favorite so far during our two week visit, and a welcome change in atmosphere from the hustle bustle of being on ground level of the main road.
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