El Ceibo Restaurante is best known as a traditional dinner house with selections from Pasta to Filet Mignon. Located at the 'gateway' into Golfito as you come down the hill and round the corner to the waterfront. They are handsomely decorated with a full bar and wine list - They've created a nice atmosphere for a special night out. Lunch and Dinner.
Sailed in and did a water landing to have a late lunch. The grounds include cabins for rent and next to Golfito Wildlife Refuge. They offer a great variety of options but opted for the grilled fish and plantains. Both were made fresh to order. Others in my party ordered arroz con pollo / shrimp. Everything tasted amazing. Their portions are large so you won't go away hungry. Don't look for a quick turnaround time, it took some time to prepare. Take the time to enjoy an ice cold beer and stroll the beach while waiting to eat. The people working the restaurant are very friendly. Would definitely go back.
Soda El Muellecito is a perpetual local favorite where the ferry boats to Puerto Jimenez pull in and taxi boats for hire come and go daily. Those who reside out along the Golfo Dulce coast often moor their boats at the ramp alongside here while shopping in town- appreciating the convenience in this rendezvous spot. A central stopover for a quick coffee with home-style Costa Rican typical foods prepared exactly as a 'Tico Mama' would. Breakfast and Lunch.
We were told by the locals of a good place to get "pescado entero" (a full fish-fried whole) and this was definitely good advice! They said the fish were "small" so they gave us two for the price of one...way more than we could eat! The ambiance was very nice, the service friendly and the prices and food both good. Would definitely recommend it and I'd definitely go back to try something else on the menu! The only issue we had, which is obviously not the restaurants fault, is we got eaten alive by mosquitos (through our clothes even). They're obviously aware of it as they lit mosquito coils all around us...very nice of them to do that. :-)