Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with rich lands that germinate exotic fruits and vegetables. Some of the typical Costa Rican food include gallo pinto, patacones and chifrijo. Plan a trip to Costa Rica and enjoy an authentic culinary exploration!
Costa Rican Cuisine at El Mangroove
Are you looking for a world-class gastronomical experience? El Mangroove features two mind-blowing restaurants in the Gulf of Papagayo. Each one offers a unique dining experience.
Our passion for creating authentic food starts from the origin of every single ingredient. We thoughtfully select our products: our organic vegetables are harvested in local farms, we use premium Costa Rican beef, local sea salt and sustainable fish. Your palate will encounter freshness in every bite!
This spectacular restaurant is just in front of the pool area! Makoko is an exciting journey through Costa Rican cuisine and other kitchens of the world. Every dish is a blast of flavors! Its internal design elements follow the premises of sustainability and ecology.
Our chef, Sebastian La Rocca is passionate about sensory cuisine. La Rocca’s vision was to conceive a unique menu that converges Costa Rican typical food and exquisite, contemporary dishes.
If you want to experience the blend of international cuisine and local flavors, you should try our Worcestershire Glazed Short Rib accompanied with Apple-Jalapeño Puree and RoseMary BreadCrumbs. Another dish recommended by our chef is the Pan Fried Mahi Mahi with Spiced Beetroot Puree and Horseradish.
Our exclusive dishes will allure your senses!
A Beachfront Restaurant
Matiss is a bohemian, chic beach shack that offers delicious beach food and drinks! Costa Rican cuisine has an abundance of tropical fruit so you can try mangoes, papayas, pineapples, passion fruit, and melons, served in amazing cocktails. You will watch the best sunset of your life with a tropical delight in your hand.
If you want to continue the journey through Costa Rican food, you should try some amazing patacones and ceviche at Matiss!
The daily goal at El Mangroove is to create honest food that combines typical Costa Rican dishes and international cuisine. We don’t serve meals; we serve experiences that will last in your memory!
Visit us and enjoy country specialties in two of the best Costa Rican restaurants. We can´t wait to meet you at El Mangroove!