Costa Rican Recipes To Try During Quarantine

April 29, 2020

Burnt out on banana bread? Perhaps you’re currenty dreaming of a tropical vacation in a Tulemar villa and are craving some yummy Costa Rican fare as a result?

If that’s the case for you, what is more Costa Rican than gallo pinto and an ice cold guaro sour?

Gallo Pinto is a versatile rice and beans dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner….And a guaro sour is a delightful Costa Rican cocktail! Below are recipes to both so you can bring a little Costa Rica to your kitchen today:

Gallo Pinto:


  • 2 15-ounce cans cooked red or black beans
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • Short grain white is preferred, but brown can be used to make the dish healthier!
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • Salsa Lizano
  • Cilantro


  • Sautee onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic in large pot for two minutes
  • Add beans and salsa Lizano, and let simmer for 5-7 minutes
  • Slowly stir in cooked rice
  • Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes, or until all moisture is absorbed
  • Stir in cilantro to taste
  • Serve warm and save the rest for yummy leftovers!

Guaro Sour:


  • 2 ounces guaro (Cacique is the most well-known brand)
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar
  • 1 lime cut into thin wedges
  • Club Soda
  • Ice


Put guaro, sugar, and lime wedges in a small glass. Muddle generously. Leave everything in the glass and add ice cubes. Top it off with a splash of club soda.

*For extra flare, sugar the rim of the glass and add a lime wedge*

Our suggestion? Make both recipes, then sit down to enjoy them while watching a beautiful Costa Rican sunset via our live-stream! It’s (kind of ) just like being at Tulemar.

Until we can see you again…

Pura Vida,



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