We LOVE Donde Alcides!
A lazy Sunday afternoon, a lovely drive up to the mountains, and a visit to a meat house our friend Alex has been raving about ever since we arrived in Costa Rica.
I was sensing the perfect set up for a great story, except I was too busy eating my face off to really take notes for it
As we drove up the mountain we could smell the mouthwatering aromas of BBQ and we could see smoke coming out of what looked like a ramshackle shack.
Why is it that the best food almost always comes out of places that look like this?
The minute we parked the car we could see the place was packed with locals – definitely a great sign of good things to come. You could smell good food cooking the whole 30 second walk into this totally unpretentious restaurant. And once you walked in you could see everything cooking right before your eyes.
This is the heaven meat lovers can only dream of going to when they die.
Our friend Alex, had already warned us that there are no Small portion sizes here – only Medium, Large and Extra Large. Boo fucking hoo – what crazy person who already saw the food on the BBQ would even contemplate a small pussy order? Seriously – GO BIG OR GO HOME!
As this was our first time here, John and I naturally wanted to try everything on the menu. So we did – and oh how glorious it was!
We ordered huge steaks, pork chops, chicharrones, baked potatoes, plantains with cheese, bbq pineapple, corn, tortillas and the best pickled jalapenos that more than satisfied my sour cravings I’d been having ever since we arrived in Costa Rica.
Oh I guess I should also mention that the place has a nice view as well – if you could ignore the huge anal probe satellite ear poking out in the middle of nowhere.
If Anthony Bourdain ever did a food show in Costa Rica, this would be one of the first places we’d bring him!
This place easily scores 4 out 5 Big Bellies. I give it a 4 because I wasn’t too keen on the corn they served, but otherwise everything else was great!
Patty -and- John Final Rating = 4 Big Bellies outta 5