Whenever available, fresh juices, herbs, root vegetables, and fruits are harvested from our gardens at Saladero. These include coconut, bananas, plantains, pineapples, papaya, guananaba, culantro, ginger, tumeric, yucca, araza, lemongrass, oranges, lemons and limes. Many of these foods have health giving properties. We raise our own free range chickens and organic eggs. All fish is fresh and caught in the area nearby Saladero. Meals are prepared from scratch and served family style. Our set menu varies from a mixture of local Costa Rican to a fusion of international favorites.
Costa Rican coffee (or black tea)
Gallo Pinto: (Costa Rican specialty rice and beans with spices, onions, garlic and peppers) with eggs of your choice.
Eggs: Scrambled or fried.
Harvey’s special (world famous) banana and walnut pancakes with homemade unrefined syrup.
Omelets: Fillings may include zucinni, green/red pepper, onions or cheese.
Fruits: banana, pineapple, mango and papaya.
All meals served with natural juices.*
Quesadillas: A Saladero favorite. Two flour tortillas, toasted with refried beans, rice and cheese, with or without chicken and served with sour cream, tomato salsa and guacamole.
Chalupas: Fried tortillas with refried beans, lettuce, tomato salsa, guacamole, cheddar cheese with a sour cream topping.
Traditional Fish Soup: Made with fresh caught Red Snapper, yucca, chahote, coconut milk, lemongrass, potatoes and corn. Delicioso.!!!
Exotic Green Papaya Salad: Served with shredded papaya, hearts of palm and homemade cilantro or papaya seed salad dressing.
Saladero Garden Leaf Salad: Moringa, Katuk and Red Hibiscus leaves combined with shredded cabbage and sliced onion, topped with sliced almonds and served with our homemade pineapple vinegarette salad dressing.
Empanadas: Homemade corn tortillas wrapped around a meat mixture (or vegetables for non meat eaters) served with a mild chilero sauce and green salad.
All meals served with natural juices.*
Fresh homemade mango, tomato or guacamole salsas served with tortilla chips or fried plantain chips. (Sometimes fresh ceviche when you catch fish).
Red Snapper or Spanish Mackerel: Sauteed in coconut oil then baked with lemongrass, ginger and coconut milk. This can also be served spicy with a Thai curry sauce if you like. Includes white rice and salad.
Pork Chops: Smoked, grilled or fried with black beans, mango salsa, fried yucca and a salad.
Chicken: Roasted, grilled or fried with baked potatoes, corn and salad. Ask for our special Chimichurri sauce!!!
Pasta: Served with a choice of either ground pork or vegetarian tomato sauce. Served with parmesan cheese, fresh homemade bread and salad.
Pizza: Our wood fired pizza oven makes the very best pizzas in the Golfo Dulce (almost anywhere). Choose your own toppings and watch them being made.
Salads served with dinners
Green Salad: Lettuce with tomatoes, onion, cucumber, mixed leaves from our gardens.
Garbanzo Salad Garbanzos: olive oil, vinegar, onion, cilantro, garlic and tomato.
Green Papaya Salad: Shredded green papaya, shredded carrot, cilantro, crushed roasted peanuts, lime juice, garlic and Asian fish sauce served on a bed of lettuce
Sustainable Salad: Made with leaves from our gardens like red hibiscus, moringa (tree of life) and katuk, mixed with hearts of palm, onion and various other greens, seeds or nuts.
Home made Papaya seed with pineapple vinegret
Vinegar and Oil
Honey and Mustard
Costa Rican Desserts
Coconut ice cream
Sweet Plantains with cinnamon
Homemade chocolate truffles
Fresh fruit with chocolate fondue
*Juices: Delicious and healthy lemonade, araza, lemongrass tea, guananaaba, ginger beer and cashew. Optional beverages through our Honesty Bar:
Coke, bottled water, beer, wine.
This is a sample menu and actual meals may be changed to suit individual tastes and availability.
Let us know in advance of any preferences or diet restrictions. We are happy to customize meals for vegetarians.
We look forward to serving you soon
Harvey and Susan Woodard
THE VERY BEST PIZZA IN THE GOLFO DULCE
is here at Saladero Ecolodge.
Made to order with all freshly made sauces and ingredients.
Our dining area overlooking the Golfo Dulce