Gallo pinto is the national dish of Costa Rica. We always have a fresh batch ready for our guests to enjoy during their stay with us. This quick and simple recipe is the perfect way to bring those classic Costa Rican flavors to your home, from our kitchen to yours. 


2 cups cooked rice
2 cups cooked black bean beans 

2 tablespoon chopped onion
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped sweet red peppers
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Combine onion, garlic and sweet peppers in a saucepan with a bit of olive oil. 

Sauté until golden. 

Add the rice and sauté for 5 minutes. 

Add the beans with their juice. The juice of the beans will make the rice into the right gallo pinto color rice. 

Add some cilantro as garnish 


We’d love to see a photo of your creation!

Tag us on social media @tierramagnfiica or email it to us at steve@tierramagnifica.com.

Costa Rica is open to all toursist.  The government has placed some restrictions in the cisty of San Jose however these DO NOT apply to toursits or locals traveling to a hotel with a reservation.  At Tierra Magnifica we are operating normally with our staff wearing face coverings and providing guests with social spacing thougout our open-air environment. We are maintaining our housekeeping disinfecting protocals to keep our guests and staff safe and sound. Please know that if you book with us at Tierra Magnifica, but then are unable to join us because of a government Covid-19 related restriction preventing you from entering Costa Rica we will be happy to refund your money or apply it to a stay at a future date for the same rate. Please click here for our Covid-19 operating protocol so you’ll know that you’re staying in a safe and caring environment.