The food here is bland but my husband and I have visited this restaurant several times on or way to San Miguel because we enjoyed the ambiance of the jungle like setting. Much to our dismay, we discovered that the owner was charging us more than the Tico patrons because she believed us both to be gringos.
My husband is actually a Cedula carrying Tico as his mother is Costa Rican. Needless to say, he was furious when he discovered that the lady was price gauging us. She overcharged us for several of our menu items. When my husband questioned her as to why she charged us more for our guacamole than was listed on the menu, she said it was because she gave us a larger portion (which we did not request). We also observed that all the locals were paying the standard 1,000 colones for their beer (my husband saw her receipt book) but she charged him 1,300 colones instead. This particular incident occurred last August but my husband gave her a second chance a few days ago.
He ordered his beer from the lady's husband who then turned to his wife and asked her in Spanish (wrongfully assuming that my husband does not speak Spanish) "how much do we charge him?" She told him to charge 1,300 colones. My husband laid down 1,000 colones, expressed his dissatisfaction for her business practices, and walked out with his beer (which was not very cold). It is clear that she price gauges ex-pats.
There are several other good options in the area that I would recommend instead. The bar directly East of this establishment is much better, has colder beer, and does not discriminate against Caucasians.
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