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 Luca 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 the 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

Breakfast

  • Gallo pinto omelet
  • Fresh fruits & banana cakes 
  • Fried eggs with potato avocado and bacon
  • Robust Costa Rican coffee and fruit juices

Lunch

  • Rigatoni pasta with bacon, sautéed eggplant & zucchini tomato sauce
  • Chicken teriyaki served with rice and vegetables
  • Chop suey chicken or beef
  • Costa Rican beef stew with sweet mashed potatoes & vegetables
  • Mahi mahi filet in a butter lime sauce with rice and vegetables

For Veggie and Vegan

  • Spring roll with plum sauce.
  • Roasted tofu with pomodoro & basil sauce and vegetables
  • Eggplant & zucchini duo, feta cheese, arugula, balsamic glaze
  • Pasta pomodoro sauce served with vegetables

DINNER

  • Chicken breast covered with provolone, pomodoro sauce served with rice and vegetables
  • Chicken skewers on the grill, tzatziki sauce served with couscous and ratatouille
  • Vegetarian lasagna served with mixed salad
  • Sautéed beef in a soy, honey, ginger, lime sauce served with rice
  • Mahi mahi filet with capers, black olives, pomodoro sauce served with vegetables

Desserts

  • Pina colada cheesecake
  • Passion fruit mousse
  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Exotic fruit pie

What You Need to Know

Food and Dining FAQ

Yes! All guests visiting Rios Lodge have breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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 from 6am.
Breakfast is served from 7 -9am daily.
Lunch is served from 12-2pm daily.
Dinner is served from 7-9pm daily.
All meals are served in the dining pavilion.

Additional snacks and beverages can be purchased from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

Additional snacks and beverages can be purchased from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
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, with seating capacity for all lodge guests. The dining area has the open air kitchen at one end, and the full bar. Guests dine overlooking the river.