The history of Abangares goes hand in hand with the mining industry. Tunnels, mines and rocks are among the images kept by the community, and also by Mina de Oro (Gold Mine) Restaurant.
The establishment is located 300 meters before the La Irma intersection, at the entrance to Abangares, and it offers a rich and economic menu, accompanied by memories of yesteryear. In the center of the dining room, there is a photographic display of the mining tradition, with black and white images hanging as if it were an exhibition.
Besides traditional classics like casados, they also serve some delicacies that are hard to find in other restaurants in the area: tripe stew— which is even recommended for those who have not yet tried it— papaya casserole and the popular olla de carne (pot of beef soup).
If you eat meat, you have the option of a delicious Cordon Blue (¢3,950/ $7.50) or grilled tenderloin (¢7,000/ $13.25).
For seafood, highlights are the mollusc, shrimp or fish ceviches and the popular Vuelve a la Vida (Return to Life), which is a combination of all three.
The restaurant has a very special drink: yucca cocktail, which includes yucca (cassava), cloves, rum, evaporated milk, milk, sugar and blended ice.
Hours: Every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Phone: To go, 2662-9967
The Good: The restaurant is spacious and cool, the ingredients are good quality.
The Bad: The place lacks a little more signage and exposure.