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July 20, 2011
From journal Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
September 15, 2005
Inside, the restaurant is open and seems to blend right into the rain forest that is just beyond the open windows. The place has a distinct Central American feel to it and has a large open bar near the front door. There are ceiling fans to keep the air moving and flora that seems to be creeping into the restaurant. I was offered a nice table with a huge wooden rocking chair for my seat. It was very comfortable, but a tad hard to eat at a table from.
The wait staff was a little too laid-back for me. My seating area was a small alcove off the main room. The waiter did not spend a lot of time in this area, and I and the other tables around me seem to spend a lot of time trying to flag him down.
I had a tropical cocktail. It seems appropriate to have one of these rum drinks in the middle of the jungle. For lunch I had a nice Costa Rican dish of shrimp over rice. My lunch was outstanding. The shrimp was served over rice and was swimming in butter and garlic. The shrimp seemed fresh and I enjoyed this local dish.
Just off to one side, several huge iguanas were begging for left over breads. They kept a keen eye in case I should drop any morsel. Just outside I could hear monkeys or sloths in the treetops, although I did not see any. A picture at the bar showed that sometimes the monkeys come in and explore the bar. This adventure did not happen while I was here.
I enjoyed lunch at Anaconda. The service seemed a bit off, but what the heck: you are on holiday, so what's your hurry? This is a wonderful local pick, and one that is unique to this wild area of Costa Rica.
From journal Nature's Gift - Costa Rica