W Hotel Restaurants: Latitud 10° Norte RestaurantCosta Rica really is the best. Many of us who have fallen in love with this country will cite similar reasons: the people are the nicest, the beaches are the most magnificent, the weather the balmiest. And soda meals are great—we love gallo pinto as much as the next guy, really!

But sometimes we are in the mood for — and our taste buds are craving — well, something different. It might be a fine dining spot reminiscent of that gorgeous place in Manhattan where you would go after the theater … the luxe decor, mouthwatering menu and wine list with selections you couldn’t find anywhere else.

With the opening of Latitud 10° Norte, you need look no further.

The cuisine at Latitud 10° Norte, one of the three new W Hotel restaurants at Reserva Conchal, is a mix of Costa Rica and Thailand. That’s because both countries are not only foodie heavens but lie latitudinally on 10° north — hence the name. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Visiting this restaurant is an experience, so we’ll walk you through it, start to finish.

The food presentation is
as artful and elegant as the flavors.


Boutique bistro elegance

You’ve heard your share of fish stories. But the colossal, lit-up hanging fish sculpture catches your eye immediately when you walk in the door, as you’re enveloped in the boutique bistro ambiance with elegant accents.

As you sit down for a cocktail before dinner, get your camera ready because the presentation is truly Insta-worthy. Ask the mixologist to prepare you a smoked drink tableside, using a smoldering contraption to infuse your drink with a unique flavor. The look and feel, not to mention the taste of your spirits, is unlike anything available elsewhere in the area. If you’re not in the mood for a smoked beverage, try one of the fruity, tropical drinks instead.

After your aperitif, move to the Latitud 10° Norte dining room, where the service is personal and exceptional. The menu is fresh and modern, paying homage to Costa Rica, but the cuisine elevated with a Thai twist. And keep your camera handy — the food presentation is as artful and elegant as the flavors.

Surprise your tastebuds

Start with a playful tuna and watermelon plate, surprising your tastebuds with alternating cubes of fish and fruit. Seafood, like scallops or shrimp, is cooked to perfection. The wagyu beef is divine. You must try the short ribs, slow-cooked all day for a tender and melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

Save room for one of the pastry chef’s signature confections, a chocolate tart or fruit compote to finish your dining experience.

Latitud 10° Norte is open for dinner only, from 6 to 10 p.m. A private room accommodating two to 16 people is available for parties or meetings, perfect for your special occasion.

To make reservations, contact Whatever / Whenever: Call 2654-3600 or WhatsApp 8489-7458.


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