Most guidebooks list the overly-touristy, Pan-Asian Tien Jo for Chinese food in San José, but locals in the know head to this unassuming spot a few blocks away. There are no golden dragons or patches of bamboo here, just a straightforward dining room backed by an open kitchen that slings out authentic Cantonese dishes made from scratch. Order the dumplings, which they call empanaditas, plus the wonton soup and their unbelievable BBQ pork. Dishes often sell out.
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica› Restaurant
Calle 11 between Av. 10 and 12
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown San José Hours Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12:30pm–5pm Phone 2223-8869 Prices Main courses C2,500–C6,000 Cuisine Type Chinese