San José Restaurants

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  • Restaurants
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  • Restaurants
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  • 1. Machu Picchu Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    On my fourth trip to Costa Rica my girlfriend and I discovered this gem, I have always been disappointed in my restaurant experiences in Costa Rica and this restaurant changed my point of view. I...

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  • 2. Nuestra Tierra

    4 out of 5 stars

    A nice, huge restaurant on a busy street corner on the east side of the city. Kind of touristy, with traditional dancers dancing during the busy dinnertime. Good enough though. Grilled pollo w/rice &...

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  • 3. Cafe Mundo

    4 out of 5 stars

    this was the best restaurant we went to in San Jose. We ended up eating here twice. Its in a weird spot so you need to take a taxi for sure to get there. On busy nights it can be a wait to get a taxi...

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  • 4. News Cafe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Our first day in Costa Rica and our last meal had been a very dodgy bagel with cream cheese at Newark aiport. As much as I love to sample local dishes, I was so hungry at this point and desperately...

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  • 5. Rostipollos

    Chain of Costa Rican restaurants where you can try roasted chicken with either salads or several typical Central American complements like: - patacones (fried smashed bananas) - dados de queso (cheese...

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  • 6. La Esquina del Cafe

    you can get both tico and international dishes and in my pic the food is served on a banana leaf, well what I had read about they presenting well food à la carte is true but don't hope in a good light...

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  • 7. Vishnu

    Vishnu is a vegetarian/vegan fast food restaurant. It was the first one I've know about in the world. I'm usually not all that impressed by faux meats and soy but, this place is awesome! I travelled...

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  • 8. La Princesa Marina

    I had almost forgotten how Costa Rican cuisine has almost but gotten rid of salt (which usually overrides the actual flavor of food) and has replaced its flavor with other more interesting,...

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  • 9. Tin Jo

    Tired of rice and beans? This restaurant has a HUGE menu with a variety of vegetarian options and dishes from Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisines. Soooo tasty and the prices are a little high...

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  • 10. Sangria: Nice hotel bar-restaurant

    This restaurant is attached to the Best Western Irazu. The staff are friendly but their English is not very good. I checked the menu and it has some good...

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  • 11. Chelles: Great for late night or breakfast

    Some years ago I ate here several time late at night for a snack. Chelles is rather small with maybe 8-10 tables. This visit I stopped in for breakfast. Staff...

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  • 12. El Gran Pan: Nice pastries

    Tis is a nice little bakery at the very busy intersection of route 2 and Calle 9. Plenty of options. However nothing is really labeled so you must know what...

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  • 13. El Patio Del Balmoral: Not Bad with an interesting menu

    I stopped in late one night. Checked out the menu and definitely had some interesting items. One that caught my eye was the Pizza A La Tica. The description...

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  • 14. La Dona: Typical Soda

    Around the corner from the Ritzli Hotel, we had a typical meal of rice/beans, chicken and salad with a Pepsi for about $8 each---missed out on the special of...

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  • 15. Alma de Cafe: Cafe inside Teatro Nacional

    This is the place everyone says to come and have coffee and people watch around the National Theater---we did that once---great Cafe Britt coffee and great...

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  • 16. Avicola Portela: Chicken

    For our first day in Costa Rica, we had dinner at a little chicken place called Avicola Portela which was near the bus station in the CocaCola district. This...

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  • 17. American Fast Food Chains: Default to the Familiar

    There are various American chains - in addition to Burger King, there is Pizza Hut, and McDonalds. We were staying at a Hampton Inn out near the airport They...

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  • 18. Cassava: Fresh, homemade and in lovely garden setting

    This restaurant is new on the scene and sits in Escazu near its centre square. An older house with lots of ambiance and only location in Escazu where outdoor...

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  • 19. Pops: Ice cream!

    Supposedly the best ice cream in the city, according to a tour guide I overheard. Many locations throughout the city, including one right across from the...

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  • 20. Comida para Sentir: Veggie food in San Pedro

    Had the plate of the day, which was Meatless Paella. It resembled the typical Costa Rican plate of beans and rice to a great degree. It came with potato salad...

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  • 21. Shakti: Healthy and tasty meal

    Located a block from where I stayed. A natural food store/restaurant. Has about 14 tables or so, lots of seating. Very clean restaurant, and very good food. I...

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  • 22. El Candil: Great typical food for a great price

    This is a wonderful little restaurant owned by sisters Maritza and Nela: they also rented rooms to some of my fellow interns and are really great people.El...

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  • 23. Don't Eat Here!!!

    Lord forbid that these sort of places start to spread to La Fortuna, Monteverde, MOntezuma, Tamarindo and etc. Support local resteraunts, don't help these...

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  • 24. cafe Q: great for people watching

    Located right in the middle of San Jose, the upstairs section give a great veiw of Avenida central. could can sit here for hours just watching people go by and...

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  • 25. Plenty to Eat

    On the main street through San Jose, you will find many places to eat. I can't recall the names, but we ate in 3 different places, all were cheap and very tasty...

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