Playa Cativo’s gourmet restaurant, El Gavilán, offers guests a truly spectacular dining experience. From the finest and freshest of ingredients to the innovative and artistic presentation, you will be amazed at the impressive menu as you relax in a breathtaking setting.
Our staff will help you pair your farm-to-table meal with a glass of fine wine from our excellent wine list. You may also enjoy an ice-cold Costa Rican craft beer with dinner. Be sure to sample one of our signature tropical cocktails created with premium spirits. (Freshly squeezed fruit is used in all smoothies and juices for cocktails.)
The Playa Cativo Farm grows on-site fresh organic produce for El Gavilán Restaurant, just like the organic program at our award-winning sister property, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia. Some of the organic products we grow on the farm include tomatoes, carrots, yucca, relish, peppers, beet, cilantro, celery, mustard, basil, green beans, beans, cucumbers, plantain as well as many herbs. We also grow such fruits as pineapples, coconuts, papayas, bananas, passion fruits, limes, oranges, mangos, star fruit and a large variety of exotic fruit.
Our Playa Cativo Chef has a wonderful food blog. If you read Spanish, please be sure to visit Chef’s site at Welcome to My World Blog.