Mexican cuisine is good for the soul, but many people limit their options to the basics: carne asada burritos, chicken quesadillas, fish tacos or simple enchiladas with a side of rice and beans. Mexican food is more than just the staples. Every one of Mexico’s 31 states have their own distinctive dishes, and thankfully many of them have made it to San Jose. To help you get out of the set routine of eating the basics—many of which are not even considered Mexican food in Mexico—we’ve come up with a list of unique, under-the-radar platters in San Jose that will forever change the way you view Mexican food. From delicious Oaxacan dishes to seafood platters from Nayarit, this is the perfect guide for those ready to adventure.