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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


 For a list of other 
INDIAN RESTAURANTS • Places to get Indian Spices  •  Indian Food go to:


(238-0705 / RestauranteGanesha@yahoo.com)
LOCATION: Heredia-Centro - 75 meters Este de puerta principal del ICE in Heredia on Avenida 1 between Calle 5 y 7 (between ICE and the University).

AUTHENTIC INDIAN, MEDITERRANEAN, MIDDLE EASTERN & VEGETARIAN cuisine including Lassis, Jal Jeera, Kanji, Chai Masala, Samosas, Pakoras, Parathas, Saag Paneer, Chana Masala, Baingan ka Bharta, Tzatziki, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, Saag Chicken, Homemade Falafel, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, LAMB Shish Kebabs, Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Kulfi, SHWARMAS (1,750), 13 different Pita sandwhich, LOTS of different Indian drinks. Homemade BAKALVA.

I can't wait to try their Thali's which are combos of a few things for just 5,900-c. Their Non-Vegetarian Thali has Chicken Tikka Masala, Keema Matar, Dal, Raita, Mango Chutney, Basmati Rice and Naan or Pita bread. 5900-vegetarian. Their Mediterranean Thali of 3 pieces falafel, 3 shish kababs, hummus, tzasiki, tabula, pita bread – 7,900-c. Their Vegetarian Thali is just 5,900-c.

This is a GREAT place for VEGETARIANS including VEGETARIAN BURGER topped with spinach (2400-3500-c).

Robbie said it’s a really nice space, there is garden seating for 40 out back and a large upstairs that would be great for a special event.

PRICES: Range from 1400-7900-c (averaging about 3,000-c).

They also sell some of their BASMATI RICE, SPICES like homemade GARA MASALA, Cardomon seeds and ground, and YOGURT, CHICKPEA FLOUR+. LARGE RESTAURANT (40 in garden). NEW RESTAURANT ’08. No bar. CREDIT CARDS (all). CATERING. WIFI. HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8:30pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-9:30pm-ish, Sun. 11:30am-8:30pm.

OWNERS: Say “Hola” from Vicki to Indian Sunny & his CR wife Nohemy Neil.


Unknown said...

Sounds delicious. So many people in the US have such funny ideas about central american countries, as though they can't expect to find good food there!

Here's a nice post from Costa Rica HQ on food in Costa Rica.

Anonymous said...

Seems that you have a wide array of foods available. I did not expect such a variety in Costa Rica. I just read the post Jack recommended on Costa Rica HQ, and Costa Rica Drinks, sounds fantastic.

chris said...

Ganesha Restaurant in Heredia is absolutely one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica! The owner Neil is sincere in his efforts to provide all patrons foreing or local with a tasty and truly enjoyable experience. I heard about the restaurant through friends who had eaten at Ganesha and raved about the genuine service and great Middle Eastern and Indian food. When I arrived I was greeted with a smile and proptly seeted upstairs so I could use the wireless internet access that is provided for free. I first ordered a Mango Lassi made from their very own yogurt. Ganesha has a special menu just for batidos, juices, and all natural fruit drinks. I then had Lamb kabobs that were marinated and served with salad and a tzatziki sauce! The meat was tender and cooked to perfection. The presentation was colorful and the plate was steaming hot! I have now been to Ganesha three times in the last week, and just for the record, I have to travel 30 minutes from San Jose to Heredia to eat at Ganesha, but the trip is well worth it. Note to all vegetarians, if you haven't eaten at Ganesha yet, you need to make his place a priority. Hummus,Saag Paneer, Sabzi Curry (mixed veg. curry), Chana Masala, are three of the six Indian Vegetarian items. They also have Baba Ganoush, and plenty of salads and fresh made Naan. I have eaten at restaurants around the world and I have my own restaurant. I can honestly say that the food is authentic and served with passion, something missing and a key ingedient in all food served in a public eatery. Ganesha also sells all of their spices and sauces so you may take them with to enjoy Chef Neil's authentic flavors in your home. I urge anyone who truly enjoys eating out to pass by Ganesha. The experience will surely be a great one, and your tastebuds will be forever craving the excellent flavors that all of Neil's food has to offer!