Costa Rica: Costa Rican Food Recap

Costa Rican cuisine is relatively mild compared to the spicyness of Mexico and Caribbean, and relatively healthy compared with the calories-laden Latin America. The terrain of mountains, volcanoes and different climatic zones provides a lot of environment for a massive variety of fruits and vegetables and pastures for free-range beef. The national dish of Costa Rica is gallo pinto served every morning – it’s a mix of rice with black beans and spices. For lunch – it’s almost always casado typico – a combination platter of grilled meat or fish, rice, vegetables, and mashed plantains. And for dinner – it’s top quality free-range beefsteak, absolutely perfectly cooked to order.