Dining at Rios Lodge

Farm-To-Table Flavors Served in the Heart of Costa Rica

Of all the things you experience at Rios Lodge, some of the most important moments you create will be around the dinner table. Our beautiful, open-air dining area will connect you to some of the freshest, most delicious flavors in the rainforest, thanks to our in-house chef, Chef Luca.

Chef Luca has traveled the world as a highly-esteemed chef, working in fine dining in France, the Caribbean, Canada, Ibiza, and now, Costa Rica. Chef Luca loves to play with fusion cuisine, combining unique tropical ingredients with the strategies of a French cuisine-trained chef.

With three delicious and warm meals daily, every moment you spend in our dining room will be filled with new flavors, classic favorites, and endless lifelong memories waiting to be made.

Thoughtful Dishes With Delicious Options for All

We are honored and excited to house a skilled chef who can turn simple, fresh ingredients into a meal you’ll remember for years. From classic Costa Rican fare to thoughtful fusion dishes, our dining experience will leave you satisfied and looking forward to the next meal.

We respect and strive to accommodate people with pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free and gluten-free diets so everyone spends their time at Rios Lodge fueled for the day’s adventures. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, our team will ensure you have meals that work for you.

Colorful, Diverse, Farm-To-Table Flavor

Chef Luc knows that the best dishes start with the individual ingredients, so we prioritize using the freshest foods, locally sourced whenever possible. We partner with local Turrialba farmers to source the highest quality vegetables, eggs and herbs. These partnerships help us create beautiful dishes that come straight from the land you stand on when you visit Rios Lodge.

Ethically Sourced, Sustainably Prepared

Every decision we’ve made about the development of Rios Lodge has had our community and planet in mind – and that is reflected in how we source, prepare and share our meals.

  • We leverage fresh, local ingredients, partnering with locally run farms as much as possible.
  • Our kitchen runs on solar and hydropower.
  • Everything we need to run our kitchen and offer fantastic meals is brought in on rafts, and our kitchen non-compostable waste is brought out on rafts.
  • Compostable waste goes is used at the lodge for our growing gardens.

Full Bar Stocked with Beer, Wine and Spirits

You don’t need to wait for 5 o’clock to enjoy our magical time Rios Lodge fully stocked bar at our dining pavilion. Our lodge facilities include several areas to relax in comfort with a cool drink in hand, from pavilions to waterfall pools!

Our full bar supplies quality wines, Rios Lodge branded craft beer, and spirits, so you’ll have plenty of options to find your drink of choice. We also offer sodas and mocktails to everyone who doesn’t partake in alcoholic beverages.

Restaurant Menu - Example Fare


Delicious Costa Rica fresh fruit

Fresh banana bread or pancakes

Typical gallo pinto, and choice of eggs with tomatos, bacon, and/or cheese

Robust Costa Rica coffee and fruit juices


Lunch varies daily and includes cold and hot dishes

Fresh Costa Rica fruit and fruit juices

Fresh fish or meat with rice and vegetables

Bar beverages are always available


Mahi Mahi filet with Amatriciana Sauce served with eggplant caviar, ginger-glazed carrots, and mashed potatoes with sweet potatoes

Grilled chicken breast with melted Provolone and tomato sauce served with roasted potatoes and green beans

Shrimp marinated and sauteed in a coconut and curry sauce served with baby vegetables

What You Need to Know

Food and Dining FAQ

Yes! All guests visiting Rios Lodge have meals included in their stay.
Yes! We can create dishes for people on pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free and gluten-free diets. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when you reserve your stay so we can prepare for your dietary needs.
Fresh, robust Costa Rican coffee is ready for early risers by 6am. Breakfast is served at 8am daily. Lunch is served at 1pm daily. Snack starts at 5:30pm. Dinner is served at 7pm. All meals are a single setting, with all guests served together.
Fresh fruit and grab and go snacks are available between 10:30am and 5:30pm. Tea, coffee, and water are available all day.
The bar is open from 11am to 9pm.
Meals are served in our beautiful, open-air shared dining area so all guests can connect and enjoy a meal together. The dining area has the open air kitchen at one end, and the full bar. Guests dine overlooking the river.