Since 2008 there has been an increase in the number of vegetarian restaurants in Costa Rica and a widen offer of vegetarian options by many other restaurants. Tourism has had a great impact on the way gastronomy is renew and offer in Costa Rica nowadays. In most touristic places vegeterians can find enough options for them no to get bored of the food. In San Jose, the demenad is grater and there are many more options offered.

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Top 10 vegetarian restaurants in Costa Rica

1. Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House

Located in Los Yoses, it is a great restaurant with a limited menu but incredibly delicious.


2. Rávi Gastropub & Café

Located close to Los Yoses, it is also a kind of bar open at night.

   Ravi Gastropub and Cafe

3. Árbol de Seda

Located in Barrio Escalante. Great delicate vegetarian foods at a very good price.

   Arbol de Seda

4. Neshuma Restaurant

Located in San Pedro, San Jose. It offers delicious vegeterian and vegan foods. The amount of food is big so go with a lot of hunger!

   Nesuma Restaurante

5. El Buho Vegetariano

Located next to the UCR at Calle de la Amargura. It is a small place with great vegeterian food.

   EL Buho Vegetariano

6. Vurgers

Located in Barrio Rohrmoser, between Av. 29 and Calle Alexander Humbolt. It is famous for its vegetarian burgers, but also pizzas and costarican vegan dishes.


7. El Chate Vegano

Located in Alajuela. This restaurant is not only vegetarian but also goes further to use as much organic ingredients as it is possible. The food is great and it has a great price.
   El Chante Vegetariano



Top restaurants with vegeterian options and specialized menu

8. Paniagua Restaurant

Located in Nuevo Arenal, Alajuela. It is restaurant that works with organic food and organic ingredients. More than half of the menu is vegetarian and it alsohave some vegan options. In front of the restaurant visitors could also know a little bit about the Organic Farmacy and buy ethicly responsable products.

   Paniagua Restaurant

9. Entre Migas La Boutique del Pan

Located in Guadalupe, half of the menu is vegetarian. One of the owners is vegetarian and she makes sure that vegetarian food is made separately and under the best posibble quality and ingredients.

   Entre Migas Rest.

10. Riverside Pizzeria and Pub

Located in Heredia close to El Zurqui, this ia a place for artesanal pizzas and a lot of vegetarian options.