In Samara, along the main street near the plaza, the restaurant El Sabor de Mi Tierra (The Flavor of My Land) has changed management and also the menu.
Now dishes are a fusion of Costa Rican food with flavors from around the world. Typical food dishes cost between 4,000 and 6,000 colones ($8-12). They have chifrijo (pork rind and beans), casados and fried plantains, along with elaborate, creative dishes as well.
The house specialties are imported meats. Those dishes cost 6,500 colones ($13) and offer a choice of chicken, pork rinds, beef and grilled tenderloin. All options come with different, typical side dishes such as gallo pinto (rice and beans), tortillas, pico de gallo and ripe plantain.
The chef recommends the main dishes. These are presented with more flourish and creativity, fusing the main flavor with ingredients from all over the world. Seafood options include tuna in a teriyaki ginger sauce, shrimp with a white wine passion fruit sauce or Mediterranean lobster.
For meat and poultry options they offer “Latino Rib-eye” served with a demi glace sauce, lamb in guayaba sauce, mofongo-style chicken breast filled with ripe plantains and bacon, Tex-Mex pork ribs or the “surf and turf” dish, which includes tenderloin and lobster in a red wine sauce.
Prices for main dishes are between 6,000 colones ($12) and 15,000 ($30). It is open from 12 noon to 10 p.m.