A favorite at any time, but especially in the town of Puntarenas, by the ocean, in an open front restaurant, you cannot beat a Pescado Frito (whole fried fish) and an ice-cold Imperial, Costa Rica’s most popular beer.

Bone in or out Pescado Frito and a cold beer by the seaside is always a hit. Pinterest

Can’t get to the beach? Here’s a Youtube video to show you how to make it at home. It’s in Spanish, but you can follow the images to get that perfect Pescado Frito to your kitchen table.