Foreign countries can be a bit frightening, especially if you’ve never been outside your home state. Sometimes the biggest shock of travel is the food. Fortunately, Costa Rica is not at all like Asia or India. The locals will not be offering you insects to eat here (sorry if that disappoints you!). Costa Ricans are known for their friendliness but more importantly their amazing food. Here are 5 of the must eats in Costa Rica.

1. Trits

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You CANNOT leave this country without trying one of these. Most amazing ice cream treat EVER! We even dedicated an entire article to this amazing concoction.

2. Gallo Pinto

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The Ticos take a lot of pride in how well they can cook Gallo Pinto. If you’re thinking about dating one of the locals, make sure her gallo pinto game is up to par, it’s often more important than looks or social status here.

3. Pineapple

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This is the freshest fruit your going to find in Costa Rica. Goes well with every meal and can even be made into sauces.

4. Street Meat

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We’re not sure if this is so good because we’re drunk half the time we eat it or if it’s the extra love and attention the street vendors put into cooking this up.

5. Salsa Lizano

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Pour some salsa on me! Ok, maybe not, but pour Lizano salsa on everything. It’s soooooo good!

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