Chubascos Restaurant on Road to Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Looking for a good place to eat on your day outing to the Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica? I can recommend Chubascos , a lovely open air rustic small restaurant located approximately 5 miles south coming down the mountain from the park. It is family run and has been in business in the same location for more than fifteen years. The menu is typical Costa Rican food with lots of fresh strawberry treats, including a fresas in leche (strawberry in milk) The strawberries are grown in the region close to Chubascos. I ordered a “casada” which is the plate of the day which came with fried plantains, peccadillo de potatoes, shredded beef, small salad made of cabbage, and home made tortillas. Everything was very tasty. I had cheesecake with fresh strawberry topping for desert. My bill was $18 which included the 13% tax and 10% tip for the waiter.
The setting of the restaurant is open air surrounded by alpine forest and since the elevation is around 6,000 feet above sea level, the air is fresh and very cool. The gardens are lush and green with hummingbird garden.
The menu is extensive and although the prices are higher than other restaurants in the area, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is memorable.