What are best Costa Rica dessert?
Tres Leches is the first thing that pops into my mind. It's a kind of rice pudding sort of thing.
Tres Leches is great -- but it's actually a vanilla cake soaked in three kinds of milk.
Inca - I think you are mixing up Tres Leches with Arroz con Leche -- the "rice pudding" type dish.
Others: Flan - if it's made well, a coconut flan is to die for. There are also sweet empanadas with a fruit filling.
I was thinking of arroz con leche! So sorry! I was wiping sleep out of my eyes when I answered that question.
skip the chocolate cakes and cookies. Even though cacao grows in CR they don't bake well with chocolate. Go for something with the amazing local fruits in it!
I agree about the chocolate things. They just are not "chocolate-y" enough for my taste!
This is a great resource for Costa Rican foods: http://recetasdecostarica.blogspot.com/
Frankly, I don't think desserts are a big thing in Costa Rica, other than flan, arroz con leche or tres leches and the fruit-filled empanadas. But it will depend on where you eat.
We will be eating mainly in medium price restaurants. What about Chocolate Bars? Do they have great Chocolates bars in Costa Rica?Edited: 21 November 2013, 23:00
Sorry, no great chocolate bars that I am aware of. You can buy a lot of the regular north american brands of candy bars in grocery stores. Even though they are not all that great either, they are usually better than any locally produced chocolates, at least any that I have tasted. I hope someone will prove me wrong though because it would be fun to find great locally made chocolate!
Here and there you will find great locally made chocolates but you will need to look other than a supermarket. Some supermarkets in highly touristic areas will have imported dark chocolate bars (for about $5).
For instance, in Arenal, there is a chocolate shop near the Central Park that has a great assortment of chocolates. Of course, there are "chocolate tours" where you can see locally grown chocolates being made and get some samples.
'Trits' - vanilla ice cream sandwich sold in most grocery stores - YUM!
I like cemtenario, chilled, goes down smooth with subtle hints of vanilla.