Costa Rica Food & Dining – The Costa Rican gastronomic offer has been strengthened during this first quarter by the arrival of five new casual restaurants. SantaKalaka, Nacionsushi, Porto 8 Premium Seafood, Lizarran and 100 Montaditos are new to our market.
Despite having just months on the market, they are already considering expansion. That shows we like to have these new options and frequent them and that the companies are making their concepts attractive to Ticos.
Porto 8 opened in Plaza Templo, Escazu, a resort. It made an investment of $350,000 and hired 15 people.
Lizarran was inaugurated in Plaza Real, Alajuela in January. It has not provided investment and employment data. It does, however, plan to open 70 international points this year.
After Lizarran, a second Spanish franchise arrived. It’s called 100 montaditos. It hired 30 people and has a capacity for 298 people in the Terrazas Lindora commercial complex in Santa Ana.
Another was the Panamanian franchise Nacionsushi. It began by investing $600,000 and hiring 25 for its first location in Escazu Village.
Lastly, we have Santa Kalaka opened last month at Multiplaza Escazu, with an investment of $320,000 and hired 16 employees. It’s a taqueria created by Mexican investors.