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Casado In Costa Rica

Casado In Costa Rica
Casado in Costa Rica
The information about casado below is an excerpt from our full Costa Rica Food Guide. To learn about other types of Costa Rican food, visit our free food guide:

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What is casado?

A typical Costa Rican lunch or dinner

Want to dine like a Tico? That’s easy; order a casado in Costa Rica. Literally meaning “married”, this popular Costa Rican dish serves rice and beans beside one another on a plate. If you want to include meat, fish, or vegetables with your meal, you can order casado con pollo (casado with chicken), casado con carne (casado with beef), casado con cerdo (casado with pork), casado con pescado (casado with fish), or casado vegetariano (vegetarian casado).

Casados are always accompanied by a two or three side dishes, which vary from day to day and across establishments. Popular casado side dish options include ensaladas (salads, such as green salad, pasta salad, and Russian salad–more on these below), vegetales mixtas (mixed vegetables), aguacate (avocado), pure de papas (mashed potatoes), platanos fritos (fried plantains), nacho chips, French fries, hard-boiled eggs, and tortillas.

Unlike gallo pinto, which sees rice and beans mixed together and served for breakfast, casados always deliver white rice and ether red or black beans separately on a plate for lunch or dinner.

Where to try casado in Costa Rica

All Costa Rican restaurants that serve Costa Rican cuisine–from authentic soda restaurants to more touristy establishments–offer the option to order casado.

How to pronounce casado

CAH-SAH-DOH

  • Casado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable

How to pronounce casado con pollo

CAH-SAH-DOH / CAHN / POY-YOH

  • Casado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable
  • Con: 1 syllable
  • Pollo: 2 syllables / equal emphasis on both syllables

How to pronounce casado con carne

CAH-SAH-DOH / CAHN / CAHR-NAY

  • Casado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable
  • Con: 1 syllable
  • Carne: 2 syllables / equal emphasis on both syllables

How to pronounce casado con cerdo

CAH-SAH-DOH / CAHN / SAIR-DOH

  • Casado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable
  • Con: 1 syllable
  • Cerdo: 2 syllables / equal emphasis on both syllables

How to pronounce casado con pescado

CAH-SAH-DOH / CAHN / PAYS-CAH-DOH

  • Casado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable
  • Con: 1 syllable
  • Pescado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable

How to pronounce casado vegetariano

AH-ROSE / BAY-HAY-TAHR-EE-AH-NOH

  • Casado: 3 syllables / light emphasis on the second syllable
  • Vegetariano: 6 syllables / equal emphasis on all syllables

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