One of the most common questions we get from prospective customers, outside of safety (yes – it’s very safe here) and government stability (democracy for over 140 years), is about food. The Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica has an incredible number of great restaurants and local sodas. It is very difficult to find a location that serves bad food in this area – those restaurants simply don’t survive. Whether you want a quick traditional meal (casado) or a formal dinner at places like Citrus in Ojochal, there are dozens of culinary options within 15 minutes of Las Villas de San Buenas.
Today I had lunch at the Roadshack in Uvita (about 15 minutes north of Las Villas de San Buenas). Roadshack
has been open for about a year, and I’ve known Bob the owner for a couple of years now (he’s an avid mountain biker – send me a note if you want more info about the trail he’s building nearby) and enjoyed his restaurants before. I’ve had some of the other delicious sandwiches here.
Today I ordered the ‘Costanera’ sandwich which is turkey, bacon, pepper jack cheese, peperoncinis and basil mayo. Wow! Amazing flavor and plenty of food. I quickly ate half of it and debated about bringing the other half home with me to eat later. However, my tastebuds overruled my rational side and I gladly finished the other half as quickly as the first half.
Each sandwich cost around $11 (5,500 colones) and includes homemade potato chips and a bottomless glass of iced tea. There’s free wifi available and plenty of covered seating and a full bar if you’re looking for a margarita. I don’t know if there is a better sandwich shop in all of Costa Rica, if there is, I haven’t found it. If you have your own opinion about the subject send me a note, but I feel Roadshack has the best sandwiches in Costa Rica.
If you’re planning on living in the area or simply passing through, be sure to drop by the Roadshack in Uvita (don’t forget to say ‘Hi’ to Bob).
President – Las Villas de San Buenas