Nosara Restaurants & Nightlife
The Nosara restaurant scene is small, but full of variety. Italian, Mexican, American and Costa Rican restaurants and bakeries can be enjoyed right in town. From snapper to mahi mahi, eateries serve up only the freshest, most succulent locally caught fish. Many sandwich shops cater to the health conscious surfers and yogis, offering organically grown fare. For those wishing to indulge, there is plenty of pizza, juicy cheeseburgers, and fettuccini Alfredo to go around.
Beach Dog Cafe
This casual beach cafe serves breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner on Wednesday and Saturday. The fresh fruit smoothies are excellent with a banana pancake breakfast or lunch of fish tacos.
An upscale restaurant that promises some of Nosara's most gourmet choices, from coconut soup and shrimp scampi to smoked tempura prawn sushi rolls and seared yellow fin tuna. For a romantic evening, make reservations and ask for one of the restaurant's more secluded tables.
Though its name is Spanish for "The Moon," La Luna is actually a great spot to watch the sun as it slips down over the horizon, setting Nosara's sky ablaze. The restaurant's hip decor includes overstuffed chairs and sofas, and the menu offers delicacies like fresh tuna, kebobs and delicious cocktails.
Fish sandwiches that melt in your mouth, tasty cheeseburgers and perfect onion rings are a few of the specialties served at Marlin Bill’s, along with possibly the best coleslaw in Central America. Located at Guiones, up the hill on the main road in front of Cafe Paris.
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant
The best place to go when craving a quesadilla, fajita, or guacamole and chips is undoubtedly Pancho’s Restaurant. This Mexican joint, interestingly enough, also serves pizza. Located in Pelada, they are open for lunch and dinner.
La Dolce Vita
Many locals tout La Dolce Vita as the best restaurant in town. Serving authentic Italian delicacies for dinner only, they are sure to impress hungry travelers. Closed Wednesdays.
Naked foods doesn't appeal to just the health conscious; it's delicious snacks and nut butters are just good eating. Don't miss the jungle juices, which feature unique specialties like Coconut Pipas (carrot juice and coconut water) and Temple of the White Dog (wildly fermented ginger).
Rosi's Soda Tica
Rosi cooks authentic Costa Rican cuisine in front of diners in her open-kitchen restaurant, located in downtown Guiones. Food is inexpensive and delicious; don't miss the casado, a traditional plate of rice, beans, salad, plantains, fruit and a choice of beef, chicken, or pork. On a hot afternoon, finish with Rosi's smooth, cold ice cream.
Kaya Sol in Guiones serves the coldest beer in town, and gets packed on live music nights. For dinner, try a mouthwatering burrito with a side of garlic-baked potatoes.
Known to fill to capacity on live music nights, the Gilded Iguana is located just down the street from Kaya Sol.
The Black Sheep Pub
This pub is tucked away high up in the hills of Nosara. Two friendly Americans, Joe and Helena, run the operation out of their private home. The Black Sheep Pub is an incredible place, brimming with imported and European beers. While technically a members-only club, becoming an affiliate is as easy as making a phone call (8821-6957). They are normally open Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., but can operate on different days and hours for groups with reservations.