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Cafe' Exotica - Clearly one of the Best Restaurants in Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Sat, Dec, 12, 2009

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
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Tags: Events and Activities, Restaurants Costa Rica, Cafe Exotica

La Fogata Barbecued Chicken - Better Than Your Mother's!

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Nov, 22, 2009

La Fogata Barbecued Chicken on a Wood Fired Rotisserie:

One of my favorite restaurants in the southern Pacific area of Costa Rica is La Fogata in Uvita.  Their specialty is rotisserie chicken on a wood fired oven but they also serve pizza, pasta dishes and salads.  The rotisserie chicken is about the best chicken I have ever had, a combination of great cooking as well as the fact that the chickens are all free range.  Unlike chickens in the US produced in some factory farm on a diet of corn, these chickens live outdoors and eat things chickens naturally eat.  You can bring your own beer and wine.  The seating area is rustic on a deck covered by a roof but no walls.  They doubled the size of the seating area last year since there was always a line to get a table.  Even with the extra seating, if you show up after 7:00 pm on a busy day, the chicken may be all gone.  Take the first right after the big bridge on the Coastal highway (heading south) and La Fogata is on your left about 200 meters down the road.  If you find yourself in Uvita at a time you are feeling hungry, it is worth searching a bit to find La Fogata.  Expect a half chicken dinner here with sides to set you back about $5 dollars.  

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Tags: food and drink, Uvita, Restaurants Costa Rica, Costa Rica