Step out of bustling San Jose and into the sleek, glass walls that surround Mastico Restaurant for a retreat of international dishes entwined with typical Costa Rican flavors.read more close
For weekday lunch, a buffet featuring a different daily theme; typical Costa Rican Mondays, chef’s special Tuesdays, Italian Wednesdays, parrillada (mixed grill) Thursdays and Mexican Fridays.
Venture into the pages of the menu for dinner, or weekend lunch, and start your meal with the heart of palm salad, $7, a medley of watercress and red cabbage, topped with crunchy carrots and cucumbers, tomatoes, fried pasta and of course, hearts of palm.
For a shareable appetizer, try the ceviche, $8, sea bass seasoned with coriander and cilantro. served with crunchy fried tortillas to spoon the fish onto and lightly fried clams.
The grilled steak, $15, served with sautéed vegetables and rice, makes a hearty main course.
For a lighter dinner taste the chicken breast with lemon sauce, $15, the sauce comes on the side and adds a pop of flavor to the meat and the sautéed vegetables served with this dish.
Wrap it all up with an order of the cheesecake topped with strawberry sauce, $6, the creamy texture isn’t overthrown by an overly sweet flavor and is the perfect size for sharing.
White table clothes and floor to wall windows give off a fine dining vibe, but cushioned chairs and pops of orange décor squeeze in just the right amount of comfortable chic.
Helpful, yet unobtrusive waiters are around to answer questions and take your order, but allow you to return to work or conversation as soon as they make sure you are satisfied.
Appetizer $6.50 - $11; Main dish $6.50 - $23; Desserts $4 - $6; Lunch buffet (weekdays) $10
Lunch noon-2 p.m.
Dinner 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.