Puerto Jimenez Restaurants & Nightlife
Culinary enthusiasts will appreciate Puerto Jimenez’s finger-licking fare. The area offers everything from Italian to Mexican cuisine. Due to the large number of young travelers that Puerto Jimenez attracts, the local bar scene is fairly active. Many restaurants convert to pubs after a certain hour, catering to crowds looking for late night fun. Here are a few recommended favorites:
Bar and Restaurant Carolina
Commonly known as “Carolina’s,” this locally owned restaurant serves up typical Costa Rican food at reasonable prices. It is located just down the road from Cafenet El Sol.
Juanitas Mexican Bar and Grille
Juanitas features large portions of seafood and Mexican fare at reasonable prices. They are also known for their frosty beers and drink specials.
Ristorante Giardinia is unquestionably the best Italian bistro in town. Pizza lovers must sample the Pizza Loreto, a sinful pie with an avocado and onion paste in place of tomato sauce. Ask for a side of their otherworldly pesto sauce. Highly recommended!
Perla de Osa
This beachside eatery serves delightful Mediterranean, Mexican and seafood dishes at moderate prices. Cheddar cheese and avocado sandwiches served on freshly made whole-grain bread are positively mouthwatering. At night, la Perla features an unbeatable candlelight atmosphere – and its Friday-night salsa parties with live music should not be missed.