One of the things we really love about Santa Teresa is that it is so international. You will meet people from all over the world here and it really reflects in the restaurant scene, where you can find a lot of different options like Japanese, Costa Rican, Italian and Israeli. Since we are located by the coast the sea food of the area is super fresh but with the variety of restaurants you can also find great options for vegans as well as meat lovers. We love to try new restaurants but we find that we have some that we keep coming back to time after time and this post is for those places, our four top choices for a delicious dinner in Santa Teresa.
Our top pick.
Koji's is a Japanese restaurant focusing on serving quality food made from locally sourced ingredients. The setting is rustic, with wooden tables and chairs and you dine open air with only fairy lights and candles to light your meal. The food is delicious and Koji and his team are masters of finding the freshest fish and best vegetables around. We always order the Tuna Tataki, Okhra Sashimi Salad and a Koji roll but they also have great meat, chicken and vegan options.
Located in the northern part of Santa Tersesa, Al Chile Viola offers a great ambiance and delicious food with Mediterranean flavors. The space is very cozy and they often have live music playing in the background. The daily menu specials are written on big chalkboards but we usually go with our favorite bull ball ravioli, which sounds pretty strange but tastes amazing.
Just 500 meters from Mint you'll find Katana, an asian fusion restaurant offering a variety of dishes and a pretty extensive cocktail list. Get a table out in their garden or a seat at their long bar and enjoy anything you feel like eating, from pad thai to sushi to ribs, but whatever you do don't leave without trying the cauliflower salad, it is amazing (and maybe a side of fish steam buns, they are pretty hard to resist too...)
Last but not least, the restaurant that we eat at most frequently, Chicken Joe's. This place is owned and run by the friendliest Peruvian family and specializes in rotisserie chicken. It's simple, you order your chicken, choose your sides and sauces and then eat and enjoy. If they run out of chicken (its happens sometimes, that's how good it is) they also serve great fish and chips and ceviche.