The night that we went the menu featured jumbo shrimp, dorado with a garlic butter, and filet mignon au poivre. The attentive, but not doting, service from the owner, his daughter, and the bartender was appreciated. A nicely prepared ceasar salad started the meal along with margaritas and pina coladas (virgin, for our kids). The main course was outstanding with one of the best steaks that I have ever eaten. Dessert consisted of a rich cheesecake with mango topping.
La Finisterra has a French chef who delivers meals with wonderful presentation and uses local ingredients with flair. This restaurant is not to be missed. As a bonus, the hotel has great rates--$65 during green season and $75 during high season, all with breakfast. The hotel is less than 5-years-old and features large rooms with queen beds and a great view.
August 18, 2003
From journal Pura Vida! 10 Days in Costa Rica