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300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
2740-1081
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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As a Costa rican I have to say the place looks pretty upscale (and the prices reflect it) the service was very good and the food I did have was pretty good too. Strolling on the river made my afternoon. I would reccomend but just be mindful is pricey and they are cash-only which i absolutely HATE... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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London
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

lovely place to eat with large decking , terrace, in the middle of nature very close to the river, fish was excellent, shame they don't have beer! they don't sell alcohol

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As a Costa rican I have to say the place looks pretty upscale (and the prices reflect it) the service was very good and the food I did have was pretty good too. Strolling on the river made my afternoon. I would reccomend but just be mindful is pricey and they are cash-only which i absolutely HATE when it is... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stopped here after exploring the long, twisty, bumpy downhill road to San Gerardo off the Interamericana, and it was a great respite from the constant state of alert of driving in second gear. Relaxing tables by the stream, the company of hummingbirds just next to us, very pleasant service, and the quality of the food was excellent. We both... More 

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Verona, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sitting out on the deck by the river, experiencing so much of the fabulous birdlife that Costa Rica has to offer, was a treat in itself. The local smoked trout for lunch with a chilled glass of wine just added to the experience as well as the excellent and friendly service by Evelyn. It was also helpful that she spoke... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We weren't so happy with the meals at our nearby hotel, arrived here too late the first evening (it closes at 6, last orders a bit earlier), so came here the following 2 nights to eat at 5. It is a lovely wooden building, you can sit out (but have something warm on) or in - nicely furnished. The menu... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ate there once. Location was superb, seating was outdoor in the cloud forest overlooking a river. Local dog came to see what we were about. Most of the dishes on the menu feature trout which comes from the river you watch rush by. Service was friendly and quick (though there was no one else there). Food was very reasonably priced,... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

very good place all fish chipper and good dishes, fresh fruit and good atmosphere great place , i will return

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San Jose, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great food in a superb environment, and at a very reasonable price! I had a trout ceviche, pasta with smoked trout and a juice (tamarind with cinnamon), all for $18. The menu is limited to about 20 options (10 appetizers, 5 main dishes and 5 sandwiches), most of them trout-based, but everything is scrumptious and extremely fresh (they even have... More 

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Praha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

WE ´ve just stopped for quick late lunch around 4PM. Staff was very helful and adviced Fish basket was very tasty and portion was enormous. Nicelly and originaly decorated. Very original and nice fresh juices.

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of the nicest spots in the area. Located in front of the river lots of birds come to visit making it a magical spot. They grow their own veggies and their Trout Cevice (cooked with lemon) is the best cevice I have eaten in my life. After eating you can walk through the their trails to the... More 

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Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
Phone Number: 2740-1081
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Cafe

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  • Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: 2740-1081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

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