Nestled along the coastline and foothills of the beach town Santa Teresa, you will be delighted to find a variety of delicious restaurants, sodas, and bars accommodating every wallet from bargain to blowout. The choices are top notch whether you are looking for a quick take out lunch to enjoy by the beach or a full three course meal worthy of a 5 star rating.
Places to Eat Breakfast in Santa Teresa
You can’t go wrong when you start your day with a freshly baked pastry and specialty espresso drink at The Bakery located right at the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa crossroads. The Bakery’s delightful ambiance, free wifi, and wide selection of tasty menu items will have you coming back for more. For the health conscious foodie in your group, stop by Hotel Nautilus’s restaurant Olam where raw chef, Adi Mayer, whips up sumptuous smoothies, gourmet raw dishes, super foods and vegetarian treats even the pickiest diner will enjoy.
Where to find a great lunch in Santa Teresa
When lunchtime rolls around, head to Chop it & Holy Cow Burger located in the Playa Carmen Mall. They offer a large selection of fresh organic salads and specialty wraps made to order. The gourmet hamburgers are a favorite of the locals and are made from 100% certified hormone and antibiotic free angus beef. For an authentic Costa Rican meal stop by Soda Tiquicia on the Northern end of Santa Teresa. Start with a cold Imperial and patacones (fried plantains) with guacamole or black beans. Then try one of their casados (served with a protein, rice and beans, and side salad) or a delicious rice dish like arroz con pollo (rice tossed with seasonings and chicken).
Great Dinner Ideas in Santa Teresa
As the day comes to a close, you have a plethora of appetizing dining venues to choose from. One of the favorites that tops everyone’s list is Kojis, known for their top-notch service, beautiful atmosphere, and supreme cuisine. They offer a delicious selection of the freshest sushi rolls, sashimi, and Japanese delicacies in Playa Hermosa. On the other side of town near the quaint fishing village of Mal Pais is Mary’s, a charming farm to table restaurant. In addition to a varied and locally sourced menu items, they feature an authentic brick oven which cooks up delicious selection of hand tossed pizzas.
If you plan on staying in for the evening there are a number of private chefs to choose from in Santa Teresa as well. Weather you are craving something authentic, Americana, French or Raw cuisine, a private chef will prepare a full coarse meal for your family and friends in your vacation rental. This is a great option and one that many vacation rental guests take advantage of, especially after a long day on the beach or a tropical adventure. Although there are few different private chefs to choose from, they do tend to get a little busy during the high season so booking them early is recommended if you have the option.
As a destination hot-spot for foodies, families, and even celebrities, Santa Teresa is sure to please every palette. From sunrise to sunset and beyond chefs of every Nationality are whipping up delectable dishes and awaiting you’re arrival.
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