The Best Restaurant in Costa Rica
Posted on 02 / 22 / 2014
I absolutely love this restaurant!! During our brief stay in Alajuela my husband and I ate here twice The food was amazing. Everything we ordered was full of flavor, and tasted amazingly fresh, you can tell that a lot of love goes into the food preparation as well as the restaurant as a whole. It’s a beautiful place, comfortable and down to earth. The family that runs the restaurant is super friendly and helpful, they really make you feel welcome and at home.
The menu selection is varied, with something for everyone. For an appetizer we ordered the fried plantains, which comes with refried beans and guacamole or pica de gallo - we chose guacamole which was awesome! These were fantastic! We also tried the humus with pita which was very creamy, light, and had the perfect touch of garlic.
For our meals my husband had the Portobello burger which came with a side of rosemary potatoes, and the Sandwich Lu. My husband loved the sandwich and gave me a bite, I thought it was excellent too.
I got the Garbanzo Bean burger which also came with rosemary potatoes and this was probably one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. The patty was moist, and soft, yet flaky. The flavor was amazing, and the bun was to die for. This also came with rosemary potatoes which were great. I tried the No Sea Burrito too. Great flavor. I loved how the tortilla was crispy on the outside yet still soft. Fantastic! It came with a nice green salad with a tasty dressing.
For dessert we tried a Chocolate Brownie which just melted in your mouth. One of the best brownies I’ve had. We tried a cupcake which was moist, and not overly sweet which I loved. We tried the cinnamon buns which were fantastic. Crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside with a delectable cinnamon glaze. Perfect!
There are not enough good things I can say about El Chante Vegano. If you’re in or near Alajuela you must pay them a visit, you won’t be disappointed. Out of all the places we ate on our trip to Costa Rica this was our favorite. High quality food, great flavors, wonderful atmosphere, great selection of music playing over the stereo, and wonderful people. What more can you ask for? Anytime I’m in Costa Rica this will be my go-to restaurant destination.
Amazing Food, Great Atmosphere , Inexpensive