Do you like Gallo Pinto?

Guanacaste soda When I moved a few weeks ago, we had an early 6 a.m. start so there was no time for breakfast.  I had 2 slices of leftover pizza from the night before in my backpack so about an hour into the drive, I asked my driver, Tino, (who only speaks Spanish) if he was hungry and wanted a slice.  He laughed a little and told me, No, I only eat gallo pinto and casados.  So I put away the pizza temporarily.

Costa Rica SodaAbout an hour later, I took the pizza out and ate a slice.  While I was eating, Tino asked me: You don’t like gallo pinto? I responded with, Yes, of course, I love gallo pinto but I don’t have any!

So about 5 minutes later, we approached a small soda and he pulled in and said, We’re having breakfast, I want to treat you to gallo pinto.

Costa Rica Gallo PintoWhen you vacation in Costa Rica, you absolutely must do like the locals and eat gallo pinto for breakfast.  And be sure to try it with their famous Lizano salsa…makes it even more delicious!

Pura vida…Chrissy