February 7, 2005
My family and I were parched, so we asked for a menu. The server (a very friendly woman) handed us menus. The list of drinks included sodas and juices (refrescos). I ordered a carrot juice (actually quite tasty). Then the server asked us if we wanted corn on the cob, and of course, being famished, we replied, "YES!" She brought us out an ear of corn (maize) each, with butter and these pickled onions. We weren't very fond of these onions at first, but they grew on us, and now I love them. Seeing this was a chicken restaurant (El Rosti Pollo = The Roasted Chicken), chicken was obviously their specialty; in fact, there was a fire with chickens on spits twirling around, and on the bathroom doors, there was a female chicken sitting on eggs to distinguish the female restroom and a rooster for the male restroom.
I ordered the chicken breast with cheese. It took hardly any time for the meals to be made. The server brought them out, and they were a good portion size. The chicken breast was covered with a melted white cheese, and there was a large serving of black refried beans sprinkled with shredded white cheese; on the side of the beans, there were tortilla chips. These, however, were much different from the Tostitos you may be accustomed to. They were fried out of yellow corn tortillas and were semi-soft chewy and thick. They were DELICIOUS! The whole meal was delicious. The chicken was tender and peppery, and it went surprisingly well with the cheese, and the beans and chips were to die for! We were stuffed, but for those of you with an unstoppable sweet tooth, there was an array of desserts, ranging form the Latin specialty of tres leches (directly translated means three milks—it is a sweet, moist cake—yummy!) to the American favorite, cheesecake. This restaurant is, in two words, dining perfection!
From journal Favorite Places In Costa Rica