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.
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July 20, 2011
From journal Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
September 15, 2005
From journal Nature's Gift - Costa Rica