Botanika Resort

The Restaurant at Crocodile Bay Resort

Whether transformed into tasty ceviche, fresh sushi, or grilled to perfection, your selection will be masterfully prepared and complemented by locally sourced produce. Each meal is intended to nurture your well-being to prepare you for what lies ahead. Savor, relax, and let the memories of the day wash over you. Then take a few extra moments—you’ve earned it—to indulge in another round of inspiring conversation with new friends as the sun sets.

 International and Local Cuisine – Menu Sample

  • soups-and-salads

    Heart of Palm Salad with Avocado

    Sliced hearts of palm with mashed avocado, red onions, tomato, carrots, and sweet pepper, served with our homemade focaccia bread.

    Caesar Salad

    Fresh locally grown organic romaine lettuce, crispy bacon pieces, croutons and Parmesan cheese shavings with Caesar dressing.

    Greek Salad

    Small cubes of tomato, black olives, red onions, cucumber, sweet pepper, croutons and feta cheese in vinaigrette, served with our homemade focaccia bread.

    Caprice Salad

    Sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, oregano and sweet basil in virgin olive oil with balsamic vinegar and figs.

    Soup of the Day

    Please ask your server about today’s soup of the day.

  • main-course

    Grilled Beef Tenderloin

    Tenderloin grilled to perfection and glazed with coarse sea salt and a fresh garlic and parsley chimichurri, topped with butter and fresh pepper.

    Balsamic Beef Tenderloin

    Juicy beef tenderloin served in a balsamic vinegar sauce with mushrooms and sour cream.

    Pork Loin in Sweet or Spicy Fruit Sauce

    Succulent pork loin pan fried and served in a tamarind chutney or homemade spicy mango sauce.

    Roasted Pork Loin

    Pork loin cooked over the grill and served in a red wine sauce with rosemary.

    Grilled Pork Skewers

    Grilled pork medallions with barbeque sauce served with mixed vegetables on a yucca skewer.

    Grilled Chicken

    Juicy chicken breast roasted with a homemade garlic and parsley chimichurri glaze.

    Braised Chicken with Browned Sage Butter

    Succulent chicken breast grilled and braised with browned sage butter.

    Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon and Herb Vinaigrette

    Grilled chicken breast gently seasoned with lemon juice, thyme, rosemary and basil.

    Grilled Catch of the Day

    Fresh fish of the day grilled and served with your choice of garlic, piccata, or white wine and lemon sauces.

    Breaded Fish

    Fresh catch of the day breaded and fried, served with tartar sauce.

    Garlic Shrimp

    Shrimp sautéed in brandy, garlic, butter and parsley served on a shrimp bisque stock.

    House Special Risotto

    Risotto with shrimp, mini green beans, tomato and Milanese white wine.

    Pasta Pomodoro

    Pasta sautéed with fresh tomato, sweet basil, pomodoro sauce and small cubes of mozzarella cheese.

    Penne Pasta

    Penne Pasta served with your choice of butter and garlic, pesto or marinara sauce.

    Vegetarian Pasta

    Select vegetables sautéed in a white wine, garlic and spinach pomodoro sauce.

    Fresh Sautéed Vegetables

    A lighter choice, made from diced zucchini, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and egg plant sautéed and served with Parmesan cheese.

  • favorites


    Single or double cheeseburger, served with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and your choice of freedom fries or onion rings (or both- we won’t tell).

    Traditional Costa Rican Casado

    Costa Rica’s main traditional lunch or dinner dish, served with grilled chicken or fish, accompanied by rice, beans, fried ripe plantain, avocado and soft corn tortillas.

    Grilled Fish Sandwich

    Fresh fish of the day, grilled and topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, onion, bell peppers and pickles served on a French roll with fries or onion rings.

    Barbequed Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    Juicy grilled chicken breast with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions, served on a French roll with fries or onion rings.

    Chicken Fingers

    Boneless chicken cut into strips, breaded and served with fries or onion rings.