Food Menu

Complimentary: Choose one option

Homemade Bread basket: banana, corn, squash bread

Fruit Plate: tropical and seasonal fresh fruits.


Homemade Granola:

Tasty  and healthy homemade mix of whole grain oats and nuts, served with natural yogurt and fresh fruits

Whole Oats:

A rich and healthy breakfast of oatmeal in soy milk or almond milk with Banana, strawberries, blueberry, chia seeds and almonds accompanied with honey. It will become one of your favorites.

Breakfast Wrap:

Mushrooms, spinach, Turrialba cheese, ripe bananas, scrambled egg whites wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with guacamole and pico de gallo

Eggs and toasts:

Two eggs cooked to order, avocado, toasts (to choose white bread or whole wheat homemade bread), served with our seasonal fruit jelly and Butter.

Tico Breakfast:

Our flagship plate, the Gallo Pinto, accompanied by eggs cooked to order, Turrialba cheese, caramelized plantain, avocado, and homemade corn tortillas.


Compote to choose macadamia-blackberry, banana-cashew, mango-coconut and choice of orange-coconut, guava-cinnamon syrup or maple syrup.

  • Extra order: eggs cooked to order, pico de gallo, house chili sauce and guacamole.

Specialties of Our kitchen:

French Toasts

Authentic preparation in homemade bread thick slices accompanied by tamarind  syrup and fresh fruit with cashew.

Garden Omelette

You have the option to choose the preparation you want, with whole or egg whites, stuffed with caramelized onions, sweet pepper, white mushrooms, spinach and goat cheese. Accompanied with potato croquettes and fresh salad.

Lapa Style Benedictine Eggs

Two poached eggs with beef, spinach and onions, served on homemade corn muffins, topped with our chipotle sauce and clarified butter.

Cucumber Soup

Cold cucumber and yogurt soup, served with avocado cream, cucumber rolls, cherry tomato and peppermint.

Tuna Tataki

Tuna roll in sesame crust, with guacamole, marinated diced tomato and soy sauce with citrus flavors.

Basil Mozzarella

Local mozzarella cheese, accompanied with variety of cherry tomatoes, cucumber rolls, radish, strawberry slices and basil oil.

Chickpeas & Spinach salad

Chickpeas marinated with citrus dressing, roasted peppers, olives, cherry tomatoes and capers.


Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken breast with seasonal vegetables in oyster sauce,  served with jasmine rice.

Pasta with Romesco sauce

Penne pasta in Romesco sauce with nuts, served with soy flavored mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.

Fish Filet

Fillet of fresh fish, served with green vegetables, potato salad with Dijon mustard and mango relish.

Vegetable Skewers

Served with homemade pita bread, marinated couscous and diced tomato.

Basil Roll

Puff pastry, stuffed with ricotta cheese, fresh mushrooms and basil leave over gorgonzola cheese sauce, nuts and basil oil

Grilled Calamari

Grilled calamari with roasted tomato sauce, capper, green olive, black olives, red onions, squid ring, roasted pepper, crispy cassava and jalapeño green oil

Black Beans Coconut Soup

Traditional Costa Rican black bean soup with coconut milk, served with poached egg and coyote coriander.


Beef Tenderloin

With mixed basmati rice,local vegetables, caramelized red cabbage and banana sauce.

Tuna Steak

Fresh tuna accompanied with kale, mash sweet potato, romanesco and mango chutney.


Pork tenderloin & panchetta, charred leek puree, crispy fried yuca, pickled cabage and mustard sauce.

Seafood Soup

A traditional mix of seafood with vegetables, coconut milk and ginger

Pumpkin Farro

Exquisite vegetarian dish, farro risotto with pumpkin sauce, vegetables and spinach

Green Curry

Delicious mix of wild rice and jasmine rice, with mini vegetables and curry sauce with herb paste


Plain Yogurt Panna Cotta with strawberry compote

Organic Chocolate Cake and ice cream

Millefeuille Strawberries White Chocolate Mousse

Mango Gazpacho

Chilled mango & ginger soup served with torched mango, cucumber slices, green papaya and pecans

Tuna Salad

Seared fresh tuna, sesame flavored green beans, roasted potato cubes, mixed greens, bread crusted egg and soya dressing

Beet Salad

Roasted beetroot slices, raw beet flakes and hearts of palm on a bed of spinach served with passion fruit dressing

Costa Rican Ceviche

Fresh fish marinated in spiced lemon juice and ginger, with chili pepper, red chili, julienned onion, served with yucca flakes and coriander


Beef Sub

Slowly cooked beef served in toasted homemade bread with tamarind sauce, fresh tomato, red cabbage relish and arugula. Accompanied with chips of the day, herb aioli and Panamanian chili dressing

Catch of the Day

Grilled fresh fish fillet with miso glaze, sautéed kale and black quinoa with grilled pineapple sauce and turmeric-lemon aioli

Falafel Burrito

With chickpea and herb falafel, grilled zukini, bell pepper, roasted aubergine, cucumber, carrot and lettuce, served with homemade chips, pico de gallo and guacamole

Chifri Lapas

Typical Costa Rican dish made with crispy pork bites, white rice, slow cooked beans, Pico de Gallo and avocado. Served plantain chips   

Chicken soup

With coconut milk, mushrooms, ginger, green curry, lemongrass and grissini bread

Fillo Pasta Rolls

Stuffed with goat cheese, almonds and honey, served with beetroot textures,spinach leaves and balsamic reduction

Pan Dulce

Fresh fish Tiradito marinated in lemon juice, served over sweet orange slices with spicy ají sauce, red onions, chives


Chicken Breast

Chicken breast with cauliflower textures, red curry sauce, tiquisque chips and glazed red potatoes

Hanger steak

Served with white beans and turmeric puree, mushrooms pesto, roasted hearts of palm and green peppercorn sauce

Sea bass fillet with herbs crust

Served on top of citrus flavored cassava with grilled corn and broccoli cream

Guacho Rice

Traditional recipe with a twist, risotto with fresh shrimps, mussels and grilled Octopus

Gratin Pasta

Exquisite pasta with herb pesto gratin with Costa Rican buffalo mozzarella cheese

Pumpkin Bowl

Spicy pumpkin, white beans with lemon, Served with avocado, chives, brown rice, mango and cashew seeds.


Traditional flambé pineapple with rum and a side of vanilla ice cream

Citrus tart with butter-pie crust base and torched meringue

Duo of coconut cream and moist cake, coconut milk & bitter chocolate ganache

Green Gazpacho

Chilled soup with basil, kale, avocado, spinach and citrus flavors, served with green raw vegetable flakes

Grilled shrimps

Served with quinoa marinated with tropical fruits, cucumber and coriander, avocado mousse.

Arugula Salad

Arugula salad, fresh strawberries, caramelised walnuts, crostini with goat cheese, chia seeds and radish slices, balsamic reduction and strawberry dressing

Tropical Fish Salad

Fresh Fish croquettes, served on mixed green salad with carrot, radish, green papaya, hearts of palm, mango and passion fruit dressing


Pork Ribs

Oven roasted pork ribs in a Hoisin-glaze, served with rustic potatoes and sesame flavored green beans

Veggie Club Sandwich

With homemade whole wheat bread, grilled veggies in basil pesto and local mozzarella cheese. Choose between chips of the day with herb aioli or mixed greens salad

Fish Tacos

Grilled fresh fish served on homemade corn tortillas with guacamole, red cabbage relish, lettuce, grilled pineapple, house chili and lemmon

Costa Rican Casado

Choice of slow cooked premium pulled beef, fresh fish or free-range chicken breast in sauce. Served with white rice,blackbeans,corn tortilla, criolla salad and picadillo   

Carrot soup

Hot carrot soup with carrot chutney, carrot confit,raw carrot flakes and fennel oil

Grilled Octopus

Slowly cooked and grilled fresh octopus, chickpeas salad, herbs pesto and red pepper sauce

Fresh Tuna Tartare

With raw green papaya, radish, asparagus and coconut-ginger dressing

Pork Duo

Pork tenderloin and pancetta, with roasted pumpkin, corn puree, caramelized leeks, sweet red wine sauce and macadamia nuts crumble

Lemon Risotto

Saffron flavored risotto, served with catch of the day fish fillet and capers sauce

Cauliflower Steak

Marinated in spices, roasted and served with wild rice and yogurt-tahini sauce

Free Range Chicken Breast

Local farmed chicken breast, roasted with Chimichurri butter, served with handmade fettuccine pasta with mushrooms variety

Fungus Texture

Variety of mushrooms and different preparations, crispy kale and porcini sauce


Milk Chocolate mousse, macadamia nuts cake and Costa Rican coffee Chantilly

Traditional Coconut flan

Passion fruit cake with white chocolate mousse and passion fruit espuma

“BOCAS” is a word that means snack or meal in a smaller portion offered in bars to accompany the drink of preference.

In Lapa Ríos the “Bocas” are available from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cassava balls

It is a traditional dish in Costa Rica, stuffed with meat or cheese, with green papaya salad and aji mayonnaise

House chips

Chips of the day, accompanied by guacamole, pico de gallo and ground beans.


Slices of homemade toast bread, smeared with sweet garlic and parsley, olive oil, diced tomato, basil and fresh buffalo Costa Rica mozzarella

Mixed seeds

Mixed seeds and raisins, seasoned with pepper salt, lemon and curry

Little and Larger Appetites!


PB & J  HomeSandwich

Homemade fruit jelly and peanut butter over white bread, served with  tropical fruit cubes.

Osa Burrito

Grass-fed chicken breast or fish fillet with ground black beans, cheddar cheese, rolled in a wheat tortilla and served with guacamole and pico de gallo  or fresh fruits.

Howler Quesadilla

Flour tortilla filled with chicken breast or fish fillet or grill vegetables, cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. Served with guacamole and pico de gallo or fresh fruits.

Rio’s pasta

Penne pasta tossed in fresh tomato sauce or butter, served with parmesan cheese. If you like, you may add chicken breast or fish filet.

Golfo Dulce grilled fish or chicken filet

Served with white rice and green salad or grilled vegetables.



Tropical fruit cup

Brownie with vanilla ice cream

Coconut flan

Cheesecake with dulce de leche

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