Guava Tree Cafe
I remember two things about food in Costa Rica: rice and beans. Gallo pinto. The comida pura vida. The national repast.
I’ve never been to the part of Costa Rica that inspires the Costa Rican fare lovingly presented by owners Diego and Mari Barbosa Guava Tree in Albuquerque. Stuffed arepas, passion fruit infusions, bowls of coffee that require two hands to enjoy – I may not have found it in the mother country, but it’s a pleasure to walk in from the summer glare of Yale Street and be transported to another cultural, visual and culinary palette.
The weekday afternoon I was there, the lines were nearly out the door – if that’s not testament to a delicious lunch break, I don’t know that is…