San Jose By Night With 3-course Dinner And Wine At A Favorite Local Restaurant

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    4pm
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from the San Jose central market. Exact location will appear on your voucher
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at Guachipelin de Escazu Multiplaza at approximately 8pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Walk in the shoes of a typical tico, or native Costa Rican, on this 4-hour evening tour of San Jose and dinner in Guachipelin. Meander through San Joses Central Market with an expert guide, and learn about the ingredients used to prepare local cuisine. Then stroll through historic neighborhoods to admire beautiful architecture, including the National Theater. You will enjoy Paseo de la Luz , the east side of San Jose well known for its gastronomy , before tucking into a gourmet 3-course meal, paired with wine, at a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Dinner included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at San Joses Central Market, a lively labyrinth of more than 200 stalls that took root in 1882. Watch as people stream in and out of the covered market to purchase groceries and meet friends at restaurants, cafes and bars.

Youll find wares of every kind here, including produce, herbal remedies, handicrafts and more. Your guide will take you to certain stalls to point out the herbs, roots and fruit commonly used in local cuisine, some of which may even be part of your dinner later on.

After the market, amble down Central Avenue, learning about city history along the way. In Culture Plaza, gaze at the Neoclassical faade of the National Theater. Opened in 1897, this ornate playhouse is always busy hosting performances from the National Symphony Orchestra and National Theater Company, among other acts.

For more impressive Costa Rican architecture, stroll through Morazn Park built over swampland in the 19th century for a look at the Metallic Building that houses two prominent schools. At Spain Park, gaze at the Yellow House, home of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and hear about its connection to Andrew Carnegie.

Well continue to charming Barrio Amon, one the oldest neighborhoods in San Jose. Designed by Amon Fasileau, a Frenchman who settled in the area, it has become one of the most scenic parts of the city, boasting a rich, architectural history.

Well be spending the rest of the evening at a favorite local restaurant that specializes in wine and gourmet food. This cosy establishment offers the best in Costa Rican cuisine, a unique space that offers art, culture and history as well as fine dining. The view from the terrace is like looking out onto an open-air museum, where 1930s architecture fuses with modern builds which infuses this delightful neighbourhood its eclectic charm.

Between your tasty three course meal, and wines that go down a treat, youll be ending the evening in fine fashion, feeling every bit the San Jose local.

Your local guide will be happy to provide suggestions on where to head to next, but if not, they can assist you with getting a taxi back to your accommodation

Itinerary:

Sample dinner menu (subject to change)
First course (one of the following):
  • Tomato filled with sea bass ceviche and chicasquil (tree spinach)
  • Palm fruit cream soup
  • Tuna ceviche salad with olives, nuts and beetroot
Main course (one of the following):

  • Sea bass filet in tamarind sauce, with sweet potato puree and hearts of palm

  • Beef tenderloin with blackberries and strawberry sauce, with banana croquettes and glazed palm fruit

  • Pork tenderloin encrusted with palm fruit seeds, mango and guava

Dessert (one of the following):
  • Turrialba cheese and guava jelly
  • Banana ice cream with pumpkin honey
  • Coconut fudge with soursop ice cream


Each course is paired with wine from Argentina or Chile.

Inclusions

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Dinner
  • 3 glasses of wine

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 6 years

Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years

Small-group tour limited to 12 people