www.CostaRicaTicas.com

Welcome to the #1 Source for Information on Costa Rica
It is currently Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:32 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:53 pm 
Just Learning The Gulch!

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Posts: 31
Any rec's for cheap eats near Sportsmens? Any sodas in walking distance? Will be staying at Sportsmens as always but grow weary of the menu and prices. Thanks for any info...

Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:12 pm 
PHD From Del Rey University!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:52 pm
Posts: 1447
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Big easy,
Try the Soda Peru, always good seafood, cheap.
Regards, 911 Driver

_________________
The happy hour is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en masse or for making overtures toward more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.- Brooks Atkinson


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:50 pm 
I can do CR without a wingman!
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:01 pm
Posts: 212
Try La Esquinita de JM directly across the street from La Amistad. I recommend the Olla de Carne with a tortilla con queso.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:25 am 
PHD From Del Rey University!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:46 am
Posts: 1979
Location: the Hershey highway
La Linea

cattycorner from La Amistad & across street from aforementioned Esquinita de JM.

I go once a trip for their 1kcol beers & a bowl of delicious chifrijo

don't order the big bowl unless starving, the boca menu bowl is a right sized lunch

has outside seating area (covered) on 2nd floor with view of the area

_________________
"cuz I'm a back-door man" Jim Morrison-1969


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:50 am 
I can do CR without a wingman!
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:01 pm
Posts: 212
Yum, chifrijo!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:39 pm 
Masters Degree in Mongering!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 681
Location: South Florida
take a walk up towards the hospital, plenty of little places surrounding it


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:19 am 
Just Learning The Gulch!

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Posts: 31
Thanks guys for the input.

Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:43 pm 
I can do CR without a wingman!
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:01 pm
Posts: 212
El Pastor empanadas is next to the pharmacy across from the hospital. Also, the food court next to the bus stop between the Del Rey and Central.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:50 pm 
Ticas ask me for advice!
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 9:25 pm
Posts: 368
Café Mundo is just down the road from SL. It is not as inexpensive as a soda, but the prices are reasonable.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:13 pm 
PHD From Del Rey University!
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 9:58 am
Posts: 1078
.

_________________
what I lack in 'game', I make up for with cash


Last edited by Boynton on Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:46 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:59 pm 
PHD From Del Rey University!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:46 am
Posts: 1559
Location: Los Angeles
One of my favorites, just a 10 minute walk from SL, is La Criollita.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:29 pm 
Just Learning The Gulch!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:58 am
Posts: 41
Location: North Central Florida
+1 on La Criollita, they have an excellent breakfast, first time I ever had deep fried bacon, I know I've lived a sheltered life.

_________________
If the women don't find you handsome, at least let them find you handy - Red Green


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:02 am 
CR Virgin - Newbie!

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:01 am
Posts: 1
Excellent thread..!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:04 am 
Ticas ask me for advice!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:36 pm
Posts: 414
I usually stay at the Sportsmens and eat a lot of my meals there. It's not cheap but the quality is good and the portions are pretty large, not always a good thing, especially if you are trying to limit your calories.

Except for true sodas away from the gringo areas you really aren't going to find "cheap" food.

A few of my alternate restaurants have already been mentioned, Soda Peru, La Criollita, La Esquinita de JM and Chelles for late night.

I like to hit Bar Pos for a couple of meals. Their food is reasonably priced and pretty good. They have a daily special that is usually a good value. Wednesday night is wing night. I forget the price but it was very reasonable. Fridays they have a fish and chips deal and on Sundays they have 600 colones hot dogs.

Not cheap but somewhat reasonable is the Selina hostel just down the street from the Sportsmens. The place caters to somewhat entitled European and some North American backpackers. They have places throughout Latin America that look like they would be fun if you were young and single.

They have a pretty good menu, mostly bar snack type food. The tacos were good but small you need a few to make a meal. The burger was good though they like to cook it on the medium rare side. If you don't like it that way, be sure to ask for it least medium well. Also regular and craft beers and a better wine selection that the Sportsmens.

Their fish and chips is pretty good. The sauce they serve with it is awesome. Kind of a garlicky tartar. The price is less than the fish fingers in the SL but the portion is smaller.

If you are in for a bit of a walk, there are a couple of good sodas in the Central Market (mercado central). Lots of food for a good price. Lunch only. Also great people watching on the walk between there and the SL.

Walk down the the road from the Del Rey toward the Hotel Presidente / Balmoral. At the intersection take a left instead of a right. You will see the Hamburger Factory. Really not too bad and the price is reasonable. Nearby there are also places you can get a large slice or two of decent pizza.

Well, now I'm hungry. Gonna make some breakfast.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:05 pm 
PHD From Del Rey University!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:20 pm
Posts: 12408
911 Driver wrote:
Big easy,
Try the Soda Peru, always good seafood, cheap.
Regards, 911 Driver

It was cheap in 2006.

Have you been there lately? Then again, cheap is a relative term.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next



All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group