Sunset Catering

Catering Services

Christina Spilsbury and Richard Macsherry started the popular Sunset Lounge, known for its creative boca menu of small dishes.  Sunset Catering continues that tradition of flavors from around the world made with fresh, local ingredients.  We offer a wide range of menu options – from casual barbecues to formal dinners.  Make a meal out of Asian appetizers or Mediterranean tapas.  Create a savory vegetarian feast of Middle Eastern salads.  Enjoy Latin American favorites with a sumptuous buffet or taco bar.  Let us know if you have any special requests or dietary restrictions.  We would be happy to customize any menu to suit your needs.

Concierge Service

Start your vacation right with our popular Concierge Service!  Arrive at your vacation home to find a fully stocked refrigerator and a welcome meal.  We will shop for you, prepare lunch or dinner and leave breakfast ready for  the morning.

photo of Langosta beach      photo of Casa Los Olivos      photo of hammock

Parties at Los Olivos

The first home built in Playa Langosta, Casa Los Olivos is a traditional Guanacaste house on the beach.  It’s ample gardens and sunset views make it the perfect place for a party.  Sunsets here are spectacular, and Punta San Francisco, directly in front of Casa Los Olivos, is Tamarindo’s most photogenic wedding backdrop.

 Home Delivery

Sunset Catering also provides take-out meals for informal occasions.  We will prepare your favorite meal, and then deliver it to your home, ready to serve, at the time you would like to eat.

 


Sample Menus

photo of taco plateTaco Bar

Guacamole & chips

Hibiscus & zucchini quesadilla served with chipotle cream

Ceviche catch of the day

Sliced beef tenderloin with chimichurri sauce

Grilled chicken kebabs in a coriander & ginger marinade

Crispy pork carnitas finished with tequila

Corn & palmito relish

Refried beans & monterey jack cheese dip

Pico de gallo salsa

Tortillas,  Rice & Beans

Tropical fruit sundaes with passion fruit caramel

photo of Asian dishAsian Tasting Menu

Salad rolls with mango, avocado & mint served with thai sweet chili dipping sauce

Shitake mushroom spring rolls with hot chinese mustard

Asian ravioli stuffed with baby sea bass, ginger, scallions & carrots drizzled with a spicy soy reduction

Negimaki: chilled beef tenderloin and scallion rolls

Peking chicken wrap: grilled chicken, fresh greens, scallions, avocado and hoisin sauce in a flour tortilla

Chicken kebabs & jumbo shrimp kebabs

Number 1 Happy Banana Dessert: A banana & macadamia spring roll with vanilla ice cream and warm passion fruit caramel

Casual Wedding Buffet

photo of hummus plateAPPETIZER BAR

Chicken, mint, feta & melon kebabs

Spanakopita: filo pastry filled with spinach and feta

Crostini with tomato salad and kalamata tapenade

Humus, crudite and mini pita pockets

 

 

photo of Beef tenderloinDINNER BUFFET

Chilled beef tenderloin with chimichurri sauce

Seared ahi tuna served chilled with arugula salad garni

Jumbo shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce

Orzo with peas in a mint pesto sauce

Mixed green salad with mango and avocado

Crunchy herbed garlic bread

 

photo of pie dishDESSERT

Chocolate covered frozen bananas with sprinkles

Passion fruit and Key lime pie with caramelized strawberries

Tropical fruit plate

 

 

 

 

 

Appetizers

These are our most popular starters – ideal for a self-serve buffet or a cocktail party.  Choose as many dishes as you wish, and feel free to mix and match from among the different categories.

photo of kabobphoto of Greek saladphoto of seared tuna platephoto of pita dish

MEDITERRANEAN

HUMUS, CRUDITE & PITA BREAD

CROSTINI WITH TOMATO SALAD AND KALAMATA TAPENADE

CROSTINI W/ GOAT CHEESE & PESTO

MUSHROOMS, VADOUVAN & GOAT CHEESE FLATBREAD

SPANAKOPITA: FILO PASTRY FILLED WITH SPINACH AND FETA

CHICKEN SALAD WITH MELON, FETA & MIXED GREENS

PITA POCKETS FILLED WITH LAMB, SPINACH & TAHINI

SEARED AHI TUNA SERVED CHILLED WITH SALAD GARNI

 

LATIN AMERICAN

GUACAMOLE, PICO DE GALLO & CHIPS

 CEVICHE WITH CHIPS

CAUSA LIMEÑA: A PERUVIAN SPECIALTY OF CHILLED MASHED POTATOES STUFFED WITH SHRIMP & AVOCADO

MINI HEARTS OF PALM QUICHES

BARBECUE CHICKEN WINGS

GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN SLICED WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

 

ASIAN

JUMBO SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH TAMARINDO GINGER SAUCE

SUMMER ROLLS WITH MANGO, AVOCADO & FRESH HERBS

SUMMER ROLLS WITH THAI CHILI SHRIMP

GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN IN FIVE SPICE CRUST

CHILLED SESAME NOODLES

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10 Reviews

  1. Lisa Brow, 2 years ago

    Fantastic menu choices…I have had many of these beautiful treats created by these very talented chefs. Now all available in their front yard, what could be better? being there right now to enjoy it all.

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  2. Dominic Camacho, 2 years ago

    The BEST food, place, people! I loved everything about this place. I spent my honeymoon there and wish I was there right now sipping on a bloody marry and watching the sunset! I can’t wait to go back and enjoy all the delicious food!

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  3. julia walker, 2 years ago

    i came here my first time to costa rice, and man can i say, chris and rick are amazing cooks! not only that but they are so nice. their resturant is the perfect place for good memories and good hospitally, and of course good food!

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  4. Krista Camacho, 2 years ago

    Wow! My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures! I’ve had many of the dishes on this menu and they are all amazing! I even served some of them when Chris and Rick first started out years ago. The spring rolls….so good! And Los Olivos is incredible! I visited when I was 23 and wow I had fun. Sipping coffee from the driftwood bench while watching the waves from what feels like a private beach….wow! Or sneaking home (via the beach) after a long night of partying in town. So great! I went again when I was 30, this time with my husband on our honeymoon and it was so romantic! That house holds so many memories for me. I can’t wait to visit again!

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  5. Jim Hattler, 2 years ago

    This is our second time in Tamarindo and wished we had known about Rick and Chris the last time we were here. We had them cater our party of 11 last night and wow! Tuna and medallions of beef were to die for. We also had the shitake spring rolls which were equally delicious. My personal taste does not include key lime pie but that was before I tried their version. After all that food there still wasn’t an empty plate. Do yourself a favor and try this.

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  6. Mica Luiga, 1 year ago

    yummy!

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  7. Becca Brinkerhoff, 1 year ago

    My sister used Sunset for her wedding, and they were amazing. Great food. Easy to work with. Super helpful. I would use them again and recommend them highly.

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  8. Jessica McVean, 1 year ago

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
    We just had our wedding in Tamarindo at a beach front home and had Sunset Catering supply our dinner. They did far more than just feed us though!!! They made my bride brain calm and happy. Rick and Chris had incredible email contact with us throughout the entire planning process since none of the wedding party had ever been to Tamarindo. They had excellent suggestions and answers to ALL of our questions. Plus, Chris and Rick made time to come over and meet us in person before the wedding and prepare us for the wedding day. What friendly people! They introduced us to the most incredible bartender, all of our guests were talking about Collette for days!
    And the food….SCRUMPTIOUS! EXOTIC! PERFECTLY PREPARED! I don’t know how we lucked out with suck a price for such incredible food! Everyone that attended the wedding said it was the BEST wedding meal they ever had! I looked into a couple other catering companies before deciding on Sunset Catering, and I guarantee you will hit a home run if you choose them. And if you want the best menu ever, ask them for the ‘rainbow wedding’ menu! Mmmm mmm!

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  9. Anna Maria, 1 year ago

    Chris and Rick of Sunset Catering did an amazing job on the food and beverage for our wedding this July at Sueño del Mar. We had a large crowd (almost 60 people) and they pulled it off flawlessly! Our guests are still raving about the food!! Planning with Chris was EASY. They took charge and made sure every detail was planned for and executed. Their staff was lovely as well. Thank you for the wonderful service and food! It makes us want to get married all over again. :)
    Love, Anna Maria & Christopher

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  10. Miles Mitchinson, 6 months ago

    We had 3 nights of catering from Sunset during our stay in Tamarindo for our group of 14 people and were completely impressed with the service, punctuality, value, taste, presentation, etc. We wouldn’t hesitate to have any event catered by Chris and Rick. Thanks a lot for everything!

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