For a quintessential Costa Rican lunch in the city of San Jose. try a casado ("married"), at La Criollita. In Costa Rica's original capital of Cartago, Restaurante 1910 boasts original recipes inspired by traditional Costa Rican dishes like Olla de Carne, a steaming bowl of beef soup made with seasonal tubers. Rub shoulders with locals on a liesurely lunch break at La Fuente de los Mariscos in La Uruca, where a full bar complements a menu of savory seafood specials. Or, splurge on a feast for lunch prepared by the French chef in the kitchen at Hotel Grano del Oro. Along the Caribbean coast, Sobre las Olas sits perched on the edge of the stunning Playa Blanca in Cahuita and serves delicious mussels among its tantalizing list of appetizers and entrees. A few kilometers south of Puerto Viejo de Limon, Bread & Chocolate whips up wonderful lunches alongside delicious homemade truffles and treats made with locally grown cacao. A few streets away sits Pan Pay, a local favorite started by a couple of Spanish brothers that brought not only their infectious love for soccer but their unique bread recipe to Costa Rica, and now they churn out fresh baked baguettes that make the best lunch sandwiches.