Welcome to El Tigre Vestido Restaurant!
El Tigre Vestido & Bar Búho are located up in the hills of Santa Barbara de Heredia. Exquisite breakfasts every morning, replete with freshly brewed organic coffee grown in our farm, for lunch, come and enjoy our Latin Fusion Cuisine, cooked with fresh and organic ingredients. The elegant dinners are set around the inviting fireplace or on our open air terrace with twinkling lights that illuminate the Central Valley.
COSTA RICAN COCINA, COFFEE, AND CAPUCHINS
This small hideaway decorated with local art and enormous fig trees serves up local produce--as in from 50 feet from the kitchens--cooked up with a pan-Latino flavor. One night salad came with chayote, leeks, mixed greens, and a passion fruit vinaigrette, followed by grilled shrimp marinated in ginger and garlic and served with caramelized pineapple and patacones, or green plantain fritters. Cold mango and coconut milk soup was a delicious and refreshing way to end the meal--that and a delicious cup of rich Costa Rican coffee.
A Green Paradise
Only a few minutes from San José, in the mountains above Heredia, you can find a restaurant with delicious organic food and an enviable view of the Central Valley.
When you sit on the terrace of El Tigre Vestido you can hardly believe that it is located so near to San Jose. However, it takes just a short drive to Santa Barbara de Heredia and you will find one of the best kept Costa Rican secrets, up until now, known only to tourists from out of the country, who discovered the highly recommended restaurant on their travels. One of these recommendations bounced back and came to us, and we would like to inform our readers: This restaurant is a must. The creative cuisine and locally sourced food features an organic approach in the preparation of the cuisine, using all home-grown organic fruits, herbs and vegetables of the gardens and orchards located at Finca Rosa Blanca. Even the coffee that they serve comes from the their own coffee plantation, which you can view from the terraces of the restaurant.
The atmosphere, as you may have guessed, is one of the highlights of the premises; it will definitely please even the most demanding. You can choose to eat on the spacious terraces surrounded by verdant plant life or search for a warm place next to either of the two fireplaces that give El Tigre Vestido, a unique and natural warmth. If you are planning an important event, take it to Santa Barbara and experience a once in lifetime meal.
This gastronomic destination in the countryside of Santa Barbara de Heredia is a rich haven for the palate, You will not only eat well, but will enjoy the abundant nature.
The restaurant sits on a large estate, and promotes the concept of "slow food", which aims to make every meal a very satisfying experience. The restaurant is called El Tigre Vestido and among its promises of quality is the maximum use of organic products which are grown on the same property, to ensure bringing the products fresh to the table. The place has a spectacular view of Central Valley from its large terrace.
The chef is Oscar Rojas Picado, and he offers a truly eclectic menu, which seeks to satisfy all tastes and innovate a little bit here and there, in the field of fusion cuisine, always drawing fully on country's own local and in-season ingredients . So, for example, they serve a stuffed baked fish wrapped in banana leaves like a tamale.
This is a wonderful place to visit one weekend when you have enough time to tempt your palate and enjoy a getaway to the countryside.