Dominical Restaurants & Nightlife
Expect fresh seafood up and down the Dominical's coast. The local catch includes Mahi-mahi, snapper and tuna caught daily for most of the restaurants around the Dominical region while fresh blackberries, tomatoes, lettuce and other fruit and vegetables come from farms in the mountains around San Isidro del General.
You'll find restaurants of just about every caliber and prestige around the region, but it depends where you're at. Dominical and Uvita have a wide variety of low- to mid-range food while Ojochal caters to a variety of reputable high-end restaurants.
There's Costa Rican typical food in every restaurant in town, but for the traditional style restaurants with cheap eats check out Nayoa or Salon Cocal where you can find casados (choice of meat, rice beans, salad and plantains) for about $6. For beachside comfort food, parties, ice cold beers and cocktails stop by Tortilla Flats. If you're looking for a little variety, check out one of these: San Clemente's serves up Mexican, Confusione cooks Italian, Coconut spice makes Thai/Malaysian and Maracatu's vegetarian (and one of the more popular night spots in town).
Uvita (12 miles south of Dominical)
You won't have to wander off Route 34 to find good food on your way into Uvita. Costa Paraiso, just south of Dominical, offers excellent, affordable sandwiches, pizzas and nightly specials for affordable prices (with Oceanside views) while Cuna del Angel offers Italian and traditional American gourmet cuisine. In Uvita, you'll find a few traditional Costa Rica, restaurants, a bakery, Scooby's pizzeria and Road Shack, an American-style deli that roasts its own beef and pastrami.
Ojochal (19 miles south of Dominical)
Ojochal's well-known throughout the country for its spectacular restaurants. This small international community has more than 15 different restaurants including Citrus, Exotica and Ylang Ylang. Each restaurant implements high standards when it comes to the quality of their food, service and atmosphere.