Author: ELLIE DUFRESNE
In a town that is quickly becoming a foodie destination, one new restaurant stands out. Tucked quietly behind the bustling center of Uvita is a gastropub gem called SimbiOsa. Its menu and specials are updated frequently by fearless chefs and perfected by the discerning taste of the Canadian owner, Niki Norlock. SimbiOsa Restaurant delivers surprising and creative dishes crafted from high-quality ingredients focusing on fusion and the philosophy of integrity.
Some dishes have an Indian influence, while others are down-home comfort food, made with a Tico twist and magic element. Worth mentioning is the poutine, which is said by many to be fit to compete on the streets of Montreal. Sushi lovers will be thrilled to sample the seductive creations of master chef Tilly.
After a night out in this place, it’s hard not to talk about it. So many unexpected pairings that incite the imagination and pleasure the palate! The personable bartenders tempt you with tropical delights, and their secret chili guaro recipe is causing a raucous.
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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