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Everything Comes Together at Fusion

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Jairo Cordero started out in Nosara area kitchens as a dishwasher. Determined to learn to cook, he worked with various chefs at Harmony Hotel, Harbor Reef and La Luna to learn the trade. But he always wanted to create his own recipes and try mixing flavors.  

“I listened to the chefs. I watch YouTube videos and I read books and I have developed my own menu. That’s why our restaurant is called Fusion because I like a mix of food styles,” Cordero said.  

The menu at Fusion, located in the 506 complex in Esperanza, includes dishes and flavors from Thailand, France, Japan and Italy.  Jairo and his girlfriend, Diana Ruiz, owner-operators, opened the restaurant in January of 2014 and over the past year and a half have become popular for Wednesday Sushi Night.  

“Right now we have a special of two sushi rolls and get a third one, chef’s choice. It costs about $18-$20 for three full rolls,” Cordero said.  “That’s a good deal.” 

In addition to sushi, client favorites are tuna tartare, whole red snapper with green curry sauce with coconut milk and lomito cooked in a French style with lots of butter, cherry tomatoes and thyme.  

Fusion has an air-conditioned room available for private parties of up to 24 people and they also do catering.  

Prices range from salads at $8-$10, chicken dishes for $8-$13, fish dishes $13-$18 and meat dishes from $17 and up.  

Hours are 5-10 p.m. in low season, for dinner only.  In high season, they serve breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m..  



The Good:

Tasty flavors. Sushi Night. Air-conditioned room. 


The Bad:

 Parking is secure, which is good, but some people pass the 506 entrance gate and guard house and think it is a private location, so they never go in. 


Contact: Chef Jairo Cordero or Diana Ruiz at 2682-0154.