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Grilled Uruguay and Costa Rican football together in Nicoya

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Imagine: a giant screen showing your team’s soccer game, barbecue pork ribs on the table along with a super cold beer and your friends and family around you. The scene is a reality in Rustico Charrua Restaurant, where cuisine from Uruguay and a passion for soccer unite.

The owners are brothers Erick and Michael Duran, who, in addition to loving grilled food, are part of the Guanacaste Athletic Association team (ADG- Asociacion Deportiva Guanacasteca).The lineup is completed by Uruguayan chef Sebastian Cartagena, who is the current assistant coach of the ADG and is in charge of giving the dishes the Charrua flavor (indigenous ethnic group of Uruguay).

The options are varied, such as a plate of assortment of meats that includessausage, chicken, ribs and beef, which comes in three sizes: small (¢5,000/$9.40 for two people), medium (¢7,000/$13.20 for four people) and large (¢10,000/$18.85 for six people). This plate comes with salad, cucumber, pico de gallo, mashed potatoes and homemade tortillas.

Other temptations are the BBQ pork ribs (¢3,500/$6.60) and the Choripan (¢2,000/$3.75), which is grilled sausage in breadwith jalapeño pepper, lettuce, onion and mustard.

The place is located in the center of Nicoya next to the ICE office.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Good: Finecuts of quality meat.

The Bad:No option for vegetarians.

Contact: 4030-2576 // 8686-3048