Traditional Costa Rican cuisine is underrated. It’s not as popular worldwide as spicy Mexican food. Nor is it exalted like the French and Italian gastronomy. Nonetheless, la comida tipica de Costa Rica (or Costa Rican typical food) is made of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and when well prepared, it is delicious.
The staple ingredients of typical Costa Rican food are rice, black beans, green plantains, and other tropical fruits.
Here are some traditional and popular foods that you may find yourself eating while in Costa Rica.