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Ojochal is a small, picturesque village located in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica, known for its rich culinary scene that has been inspired by local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. If you’re planning to stay at  Hotel Ocean Breeze in Ojochal , a beautiful beachfront property, you’re in for a treat, as the region is home to some of the most delicious and authentic local food in the country. Here’s a rundown of some of the best dishes you can savor during your stay in Ojochal.

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto is the quintessential Costa Rican breakfast dish that consists of a mixture of rice and beans, cooked with onions, peppers, and cilantro. Often served with scrambled eggs, fried plantains, and sour cream, this hearty meal is a perfect way to start your day and keep you energized for your activities.


Ceviche is a popular seafood dish that originated in South America and has now become a staple in Costa Rican cuisine. It’s made with raw fish, shrimp, or shellfish, marinated in lime juice, and mixed with chopped onions, cilantro, and peppers. Served cold, this refreshing dish is perfect for hot summer days and pairs well with a cold beer or cocktail.

Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo is a classic Costa Rican comfort food that features tender chicken pieces cooked with rice and vegetables, including carrots, peas, and corn. The dish is usually seasoned with a mix of garlic, onion, and cumin, and served with a side of plantains or salad. It’s a great option for lunch or dinner and can be found at many local restaurants and cafes in Ojochal.


Patacones are a popular snack or side dish made from green plantains that are sliced and fried until crispy. They’re often served with a variety of toppings, including guacamole, salsa, or black beans, and can be enjoyed as a quick bite or paired with a larger meal.


Chifrijo is a hearty and filling dish that is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike. It’s made with a base of rice and beans, topped with crispy fried pork, diced tomatoes, and avocado, and served with tortilla chips on the side. This dish is often enjoyed as a late afternoon snack or as a light dinner option.

Ojochal is a food lover’s paradise, offering a diverse range of flavors and dishes that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. From traditional breakfast dishes to hearty lunches and delicious snacks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, make sure to explore the local food scene during your stay at Hotel Ocean Breeze  and savor the best that Ojochal has to offer.

So plan today, book your stay at Hotel Ocean Breeze, and come over to enjoy all with Costa Rica Dreamers.