Costa Rica vacations aren’t complete without getting your fill of authentic cuisine. Like many cultures around the world, food is a part of Costa Rica’s unique identity. The fresh ingredients show off the bounty of the local environment. The simplicity of many dishes highlights the relaxed Tico lifestyle. And the fare even speaks to the history of the country.
That’s certainly the case at our favorite breakfast place, Panaderia Artesanal. Keep reading to learn why starting the day at Panaderia Artesanal is one of the best things to do in Jacó Costa Rica.
Breakfast Really is the Most Important Meal of the Day in Jacó
Visitors that are new to Costa Rica will quickly discover a hearty breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Stop in any restaurant or soda and you’ll be treated to a plate full of rice, beans, and fruit.
Breakfast is so popular, one of the most famous Costa Rican dishes is Gallo Pinto. It’s a mix of rice, black beans and eggs served with fried plantains. It’s not uncommon for the Gallo Pinto to come with a few tortillas or freshly baked bread as well.
But Gallo Pinto is just one breakfast option. In diverse cities like Jacó Beach, you’ll find early morning culinary delights from around the world. It’s just one reason why Jacó is one of the top Costa Rica vacation spots.
Breakfast at Panaderia Artesanal
Panaderia Artesanal is proof restaurants in San Jose Costa Rica have nothing on the eateries in Jacó. This is by far our favorite breakfast spot in the city, and many others agree. Panaderia Artesanal has dozens of five-star reviews online, and most reviewers note numerous menu items that guests just have to try. Quiche, fresh-baked bread, empanadas, cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants, and homegrown coffee – that’s just a sampling of what’s served up.
French Cuisine With a Tico Twist
The food is mainly a blend of French and Argentinian, but there are specialties that have a Costa Rican influence. Of course, the rich coffee is grown locally. If you like to wake up to a bold espresso or creamy cappuccino made with Costa Rican coffee beans this is the place to fill your cup.
Fresh, Locally Grown Ingredients
Many of the ingredients used at Panaderia Artesanal are locally sourced not long before they make it to the plate. You can feel good knowing it’s a small business that’s helping Costa Rican farmers.
Something for Everyone
Panaderia Artesanal is an all-inclusive breakfast spot that’s favored by Ticos, expats, and visitors from around the globe. The restaurant has vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options if bacon and eggs aren’t part of your diet. You can fuel up with a healthy, fresh dish or indulge with a decadent pastry.
For breakfast lovers, Jacó Beach is the best place to vacation in Costa Rica. Looking for more insider information on planning Jacó Beach Costa Rica vacations? Contact the Paradise in Jacó team for Costa Rica family vacation ideas, restaurant suggestions or help to put together a vacation package.