GASTROPUB SIMBIOSA IN UVITA
Author: ELLIE DUFRESNE
In a town that is quickly becoming a foodie destination, one new restaurant stands out. Tucked quietly behind bustling Uvita center is a hidden gastropub gem called SimbiOsa. Menus and specials are updated frequently by fearless chefs and perfected by the discerning taste of the Canadian owner, Niki Norlock. SimbiOsa delivers surprising and unique dishes crafted from high-quality local ingredients with a focus on fusion and artistic expression.
From poutine, said to be fit to compete on the streets of Montreal, to artisan sushi, the kitchen offers creations that focus on unusual flavor combinations. Their signature ‘SimbiOsa Roll’ – salmon rolled with mango and cream cheese then coated in Cacao – often leaves first-time guests wide-eyed with unexpected pleasure.
Following the philosophy that food is art, they push the boundaries of creative cuisine by regularly catering to guests’ whims. Bringing food fantasies to life, SimbiOsa specializes in preparing and serving anything their guests desire. Personable bartenders tempt you with tropical delights and the service staff is always ready with a welcoming smile and the occasional dance step.
After a night out at SimbiOsa, it’s hard not to talk about it. So many unexpected pairings that incite the imagination and pleasure the palate!
The space is quite large and open on both ends, with a light breeze passing through. Stylish and sleek, the decor is an oasis of culture amid the wild tangle of the jungle. A brand new pool with sparkling water makes a perfect place to unwind with a mojito and appetizers. There is a pool table for those who play.
Spaced throughout the venue are comfortable seating areas for small groups to lean back and let their satisfied tummies settle after a meal. If you fancy a lie-down, there are hammocks and plenty of space for introverts to recharge. It is an ideal place to spend an extra hour relaxing. The staff is very friendly, continually cleaning and checking to make sure you are safe and happy.
The kitchen is open seven days a week from 7 am to 9 pm, and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stop in and see for yourself what the buzz is about.
SimbiOsa Restaurant is located inside the Tucan Hotel, 50 meters east of Banco Costa Rica, on the road towards the Uvita waterfall.
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