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Typical dishes in Costa Rica


Enyucados: Yuca, eggs, butter, flour, oil, salt and coriander.
Patacones or maduro: fried plantains.
Ceviche Costa Rica: marinated fish, lime juice, salt, ground black pepper, finely minced onions, cilantro and finely minced peppers.
Chimichurri: tomatoes and onions pickled in lime juice.
Chorreadas: corn pancackes.
Stuffed Chayotes: Chayotes, breadcrumbs, Munster cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, butter, salt and pepper.
Costa Rican Marinade: lime peel, lime juice, tomato juice, cilantro, parsley, salt and pepper, oil, garlic.


Pozol: a corn soup.
Bacalao: a cod soup.
Modongo: a beef stomach soup.
Olla de Carne: a beef soup.
Sopa de Albondigas: meatball soup.
Tortilla Soup: tortillas, chicken, tomatoes, onions and other ingredients.
Sopa de Pescado: a fish soup.
Sopa de Pejibaye: palm fruit soup.
Sopa Negra: black bean soup.


Russian Salad:

Main courses

Gallo Pinto: a mix of rice and beans fried together.
Casado: a meal consisting of rice, black beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and an entree of choice that may include chicken, beef, pork, and others.
Arroz con Pollo: rice with chicken.
Chifrijo: beans with broth, rice, chopped cracklings, Pico de gallo (tomato, cucumber, garlic, cilantro, chopped onion and lemon juice), tortillitas cut into triangular shape and fried, spices.
Vigorón: (cabbage, chimichurri, yucca, served with a slice of lime.
Tico Rice: white rice, cilantro, onion, sweet pepper, chicken broth or water, salt.
Frijoles Negros: black beans.
El Vinagre Chilera: bananas, chile peppers, carrots, onions, sweet peppers, cauliflower, green beans, guaro.


Cono capuchino: ice-cream cone.
Dulce de leche: milk and sugar.
Cajeta: confection of thickened syrup usually made of sweetened caramelised milk.
Flan: caramel custard.
Mazamorra: corn starch pudding.
Melcocha: candy.
Milanes: chocolate candies.
Pan de maiz: sweet bread made from corn.
Queque seco: pound cake.
Torta chilena: cake filled with dulce de leche.
Tres Leches Costa Rica: sponge cake made with milk, vanilla and sugar.
Arroz con Leche: rice pudding.

Fast food

Gallos: tortillas filled with meat, cheese or beans.
Tamale: masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in plantain leaves.

Street food

Costa Rican empanadas: pastries filled with seasoned meats (pork, beef or chicken) or cheese, beans, and cubed potato stew.
Arreglados: small sandwiches filled with meat.

Non-alcoholic drinks

Agua dulce: sweet water made from tapa de dulce.
Refrescos (frescos): liquefied fruits diluted in either water or milk and sweetened.
Granizado: a slush drink made of finely shaved ice and flavored syrup.

Alcoholic drinks

Guaro: liquor made from sugarcane.
Imperial: beer.
Bavaria: beer.



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