La Lluna de Valencia, San Pedro de Barva, San José + Central Valley
Tel: 506 2269 6665
Concierge.com's insider take:
Located in a huge rustic restaurant in the hills outside Heredia (complete with a barnlike extension that houses a stage), La Lluna de Valencia is heaps of fun. Catalan owner Vicente Aguilar stirs up paella and gazpacho in the open kitchen, pours wine from a sack, and might even belt out a bolero or two. Vicente likes to drag patrons into the fun, which includes live music every Friday and Saturday night and flamenco on the first Sunday of every month.—Christopher P. Baker
Open Thursdays 7 to 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays noon to 10 pm, and Sundays noon to 5 pm. Closed mid-December through mid-January.