The Restaurant

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. 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

  • Pancakes: Banana and walnut pancakes with homemade unrefined syrup

  • Omelets: Fillings may include zucchini, green/red pepper, onions or cheese

  • Fruits: banana, pineapple, mango and papaya


*All meals served with natural juices



  • Quesadillas: Two flour tortillas, toasted with refried beans, rice and cheese with or without chicken and served with sour cream, tomato salsa and guacamole

  • Empanadas: Homemade corn tortillas wrapped around a vegetables mix served with a mild chilero sauce and green salad

  • Chalupas: Fried tortillas with fried 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

  • 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 vinaigrette salad dressing

*All meals served with natural juices

Afternoon Snack


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

  • Pasta: Served with a 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!


Side Dishes


  • 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

  • Avocados

  • Sustainable Salad: Made with leaves from our gardens including red hibiscus, moringa (tree of life) and katuk, mixed with hearts of palm, onion and various other greens, seeds or nuts



  • Homemade Cilantro

  • Homemade peppery Papaya seed with pineapple vinegar

  • 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


*Natural Juices


  • Lemonade

  • Araza

  • Lemongrass Tea

  • Guananaaba

  • Ginger beer




  • 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 and vegans.

We look forward to serving you soon...

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Saladero Ecolodge
National Park Piedras Blancas
Golfo Dulce - Costa Rica

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