Last Sunday we had lunch at the yummy restaurant Kiantis. The place is located in Belén, San José. It is a palapa-like restaurant with open windows. The weather was really warm, so the fast moving fans were appreciated.
When we got there, the place was really crowded, given it was 2 pm, Sunday´s lunch time. We decided to seat on a table on the center of the place where we could take a look al around. The girl serving our table was very nice and polite. She took our drink order. I asked for a lemonade while my husband requested an orange-carrot “fresco”, the costarican term for a natural blended drink. Both were really good, though a bit warm. It was not such a big deal since we asked for some ice cubes.
For lunch, I ordered a seafood broth and sea-bass with garlic sauce. My husband had the seafood dish with rice and mashed potatoes. The service was a bit slow, probably because the place was almost full. The broth was brought first; it was so hot that I’m pretty sure it was made at the moment the order was put in. The taste was delicious! It had lots of fish, shrimp and shellfish. Octopus was scarce in the broth which was perfect for me!
At the exact moment I was done with the broth, the main course was brought to us. The sea-bass was very well cooked, and the steamed vegetables served with it were just cooked. I added some lemon to the vegetables for a better taste. I didn’t have any of the seafood platter, but my husband said it was yummy! And I bet it was, he left absolutely nothing on the plate!
We were completely full when we were done, so we didn’t taste the desserts. We did catch a glimpse when they were being served and looked ok.
Although we only had seafood, their menu is quite extensive and it includes steak, chicken and pasta.