Above: The gardens and outdoor seating at Acre in Las Animas Bajas, Mexico

“There are plenty of good restaurants in the center,” one art gallery owner huffed, complaining about the popularity of the farm-based restaurants drawing tourists away from her downtown location. But you needn’t choose one or the other. We spent two highly agreeable afternoons at the idyllic organic farm restaurants outside San José, followed by strolls in the colonial city’s gallery-filled Art District.

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Above: The gardens and outdoor seating at Acre in Las Animas Bajas, Mexico

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