Gallo Pinto is a traditional rice and beans dish of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It is most commonly served at breakfast, with an egg or side of fresh, plain Costa Rican cheese. It may also be served with sides such as fried Plantains, chicken, or pork for lunch or dinner.
Very similar to other Carribean and Central/South American dishes, the exact origin of the dish is contested. Whatever the case, it is a delicious staple food that is filling, if not particularly exotic.