Sample Menu

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, 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. All 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 (tea is available)

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 syrup or honey.

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 chicken, hearts of palm and homemade cilantro or papaya seed 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.*

Afternoon Salsas

Fresh homemade mango, tomato or guacamole salsas served with tortilla chips or fried plantain chips. Civeche when you catch fish.


 Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi 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 beef or vegetarian tomato sauce. Served with parmesan cheese, fresh bread and salad.

Pizza: The best pizza in the Golfo Dulce. Wood fired pizza oven makes the very best. Choose your toppings.

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

Cole Slaw Shredded cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise and vinegar.


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.


Homeade Cilantro

Homeade Papaya seed

Vinegar and Oil

Honey and Mustard

Costa Rican Desserts

Coconut flan

Coconut ice cream

Banana Bread

Sweet Plantains with cinnamon

Homemade chocolate truffles

Fresh fruit with chocolate fondue

 *Juices:  We have homemade lemonade, araza, lemongrass tea, guananaaba 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


is here at Saladero Ecolodge.

Made to order with all freshly made sauces and ingredients.

Our dining area overlooking the Golfo Dulce