About Rio Bhongo Restaurant

Operation:

  • Breakfast 6:30 – 10:30
  • Lunch 11:00 – 17:00
  • Dinner 18:00 – 22:00
  • Resort Attire
  • Reservations required for dinner only

Our sunrise to sundown gathering place is the central hub of the resort.  Perched above our main pool area, offering stunning views of Culebra Bay, Rio Bhongo is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Our expert barista with an extensive coffee program will wake you up in the morning, continental and local favorites will comfort you throughout the day and elevated Costa Rican cuisine will delight you for dinner.

RB Corner Bar offers the perfect spot to take in the game, grab a quick beer, or satisfy your burger craving.

About VW Poolside Bar

An Instagram-worthy Volkswagen Kombi van is the resort’s poolside bar situated at the main pool deck. Featuring refreshing cocktails including the Corrado (bourbon, passion fruit, lime, egg white, blackberry syrup), Sangria Andaz (red wine, Licor 43, passion fruit, orange, Fanta, vanilla syrup) and Coco Loco (tequila, Malibu rum, lime, coconut cream).  

About Andaz Beach House

Operation: 

  • 10:00 – 17:00 
  • Resort Attire: Beach

Ocean views and an authentic, local beach house vibe await at Andaz Beach House. The Andaz Beach House is hidden amongst the forest featuring vibrant beach furnishings, colorful signage and murals throughout. This casual lunch restaurant and rustic beach getaway is set on Nacascolo Beach adjacent to the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, just 10 minutes from the resort. Simple and sumptuous, the menu offers locally inspired favorites such as salads, tacos, wraps, burgers and kebabs prepared on the chef’s outdoor grill giving guests the opportunity to have all eyes on the chef. Local beers, tropical drinks, fresh juices and non-alcoholic beverages are available as well. Food and beverage service are offered in the Beach House and at each beachside lounge seat. Outside guests are welcome to dine at Andaz Beach House. A Day Pass, which includes a food and beverage credit, may be purchased by outside guests to enjoy the beach amenities. 

 

The Andaz Beach House is also available for private events, wedding ceremonies and BBQ/Grill Nights. Request more information>

About Ostra Restaurant

Ostra, our signature dining experience, is an intimate and romantic space, inviting for quiet conversations and celebratory dinners.  The menu focuses on seafood and Ostra is renowned for its ceviche.

The Ostra Garden and the Ostra Private Dining Room both provide ideal settings for special celebrations and group dining.

**Please contact the resort for the current operating schedule

About Chao Pescao Tapas Bar

A restaurant designed for sampling the chef’s seasonal gourmet creations, Chao Pescao offers open terraces, tall wooden ceilings and warm and lively atmosphere to effectively capture the heart of this Latin American country. Indulge in a tapas menu – featuring roasted sausages, octopus, Costa Rican chicharrones and Colombian arepas. Sip on seasonal cocktails from the restaurant’s mixologist team of three at this Costa Rica bar. The beverage list features Central American liquors, beverages and Costa Rican craft beers.

**Please contact the resort for the current operating schedule  

About Eat-In Room Service

Operation:

  • 6:30AM – 11:00PM

Relax in bed, watch a movie with the kids or just the two of you with a romantic dinner served on your private balcony, treat yourself to room service and celebrate the comfort and style of your room or suite.

Culinary Classes

Allow our talented experts to share their skills so you can elevate yours.  From the kitchen to the bar, we have you covered.

Mixology 

Barista

Cooking Classes

Chef’s Table & Private Dinners

Organize an unforgettable dining experience for your family, friends, or a loved one in a unique setting.

Get to know us…

Diego Mollenhauer

Diego Mollenhauer

Head Chef

Diego studied at the prestigious Culinary School in Chile, C.I.E.S. – Inacap, and has complemented his culinary knowledge in several trips to Ecuador and the United States. After traveling to Costa Rica for an internship, Diego decided to stay in the country.

His passion for Japanese food brought Diego many opportunities. He opened one of the best Japanese restaurants in San José, Costa Rica; and after some years he challenged himself to move to the Hospitality Business and to Guanacaste opening a new Sushi restaurant for Four Seasons Costa Rica in 2005. After 8 valuable years with Four Seasons, Diego was sought after to lead the opening of a small boutique hotel, El Mangroove. Secrets Papagayo was the second hotel opening for Diego, allowing him to venture into the field of “all-inclusive” resorts adding his creative and quality touch to this type of service. At the end of 2016, Andaz Costa Rica contact Diego and offered him the Head Chef position to lead their culinary department.

As one of the best hotels in the Guanacaste region, Andaz will continue to provide Diego with new challenges that will help him continue to grow professionally.

Luis Carlos Herrera

Luis Carlos Herrera

Barista

For many years, Luis excelled in San José’s local cafés, such as Crecos and Kaldi, where he received certifications to professionalize his technique as a coffee specialist, while pursuing his university studies at the same time.

Luis has a vast knowledge on the various ways in which you can extract coffee to enjoy it, both hot and cold. He is also an expert on the equipment used to prepare the many coffee varieties and presentations, which include the combination of cloth filter and aeropress, the chemex (a German method for coffee extraction with filter paper), as well as the French press.

José Medina Piña

José Medina Piña

Mixologist

Piña, as everyone calls him, started his career in Food & Beverage washing dishes in a hotel, after working his childhood extracting sand from Río Tempisque and cutting sugarcane. After a while, he was captivated by the bartender’s work, so he started his studies in the National Learning Institute (INA) during the day to become a bartender while he kept his night job at the hotel. 

Andaz Costa Rica gave him his first bartender job after graduating.  The national mixology former champion Clark Jiménez, his boss at the time, became his mentor.

In 2019, Piña won the World Class Costa Rica competition and became the first Guanacastecan to qualify for the world mixology competition. The same year brought Piña the opportunity to represent the country in the Global World Class competition in Scotland and the Netherlands.

In 2021, he wins, once again, a National competition, this time the Ron Flor de Caña Sustainability Challenge, giving him the opportunity to represent Costa Rica in the regional tournament in Nicaragua next May.

Piña seeks his inspiration walking among mountains, visiting markets, or on his childhood memories.   

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