Retreat Cuisine

Delicious, tropical cuisine – cooked fresh by our renowned chef

Istmo’s menu has been lovingly crafted by owner and Chef Sean Davis, a graduate of a prominent cooking school in New Orleans, Louisiana. We offer a tropical fusion cuisine that blends influences from Latin America, Caribbean, India, Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Far East, South East Asia, Cajun, Southern US, and the Pacific Rim Islands.

Most of our meals are vegetarian or fish and seafood based; however, we can easily accommodate our guests who are gluten-free, vegan or require substitutions because of food allergies.

Our meals are created from what we have grown organically, and supplemented by what we can purchase locally. We make every effort to maintain a light carbon footprint and support local farmers and fisherman, buying the high majority of our produce and seafood within a 20-mile radius. During your morning walk, you may see us down at the beach on Playa Grande, buying the catch of the day for your dinner.

Our restaurant is for our hotel guests and retreat participants. ┬áIf you are not staying with us and would like to eat a meal here, we accept reservations for groups of 6 or more people – please email at us or give us a call – 6387-9855.

Check out our blog for some of our favorite recipes.