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Costa Rica food is delicious! One of the highlights of your family vacation will be sampling the tasty fare. Be sure to eat at a local soda (small restaurant) and try some of the local fare. The casado is a typical Costa Rican meal served at lunch and consists of rice and beans, meat, fried plantain and salad. Costa Rica food is generally quite mild.
You will find international restaurants and the odd fast food restaurant (Burger King, Pizza Hut etc) in the major tourist areas if your kids are missing familiar food from home.
The staple of Costa Rica food is gallo pinto (black beans and rice) and you will find this served at most meals-including breakfast. My children loved this stuff! Soft tortillas are often served and you can fill them with the meats, rice and beans etc.
The fruit in Costa Rica is plentiful and fresh. Your kids will love the sweet pineapple, juicy watermelon and ripe bananas. Stop by the local fruit markets and check out some of the more exotic fruits like water apples, granadillas, mangoes and papayas. Your family can also enjoy fresh fruit juices such as soursop juice (my favorite!) and starfruit juice.
Learn more about Costa Rican food here!