We chanced upon Palermo restaurant in downtown Liberia (Costa Rica). Wow, what an amazing find. Their garlic seafood dish may go among my top 25 dishes ever. At first we were a bit worried since they had English menus and the prices seemed a bit high for a middle income country, but the food was utterly amazing and the prices were way below bad casual dining in the US.
We split the Seafood Palermo for $13 that seemed to have pounds of seafood in an amazing sauce along with some sides. This was more than enough for my wife and I.
Palermo Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
75 este de la Escuela Asencion Esquivel
For more information about my trip to Costa Rica including restaurants and hotels in Liberia and Tamarindo, trips to the national parks, surfing and more, see my detailed Tamarindo Trip Report.