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Restaurante Colbert

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16 km of Volcan Poas | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2776
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dining Experience

I live outside San Jose and when we are feeling adventerous and in need of a good meal we head up to Colbert's. If overpriced touristy restaurants are not your cup of tea then think outside the box and head to Colbert's. An unusual but quality dining experience awaits you. Try some of the bake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Landy B
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I live outside San Jose and when we are feeling adventerous and in need of a good meal we head up to Colbert's. If overpriced touristy restaurants are not your cup of tea then think outside the box and head to Colbert's. An unusual but quality dining experience awaits you. Try some of the bake goods to go on your... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

About an hour or so away from the city, this restaurant is a very surprising find. It's run by a very nice French chef who is also an excellent cook. We had paté and duck confit, and they were both delicious. The decoration is beautiful (though you can't tell from its relatively plain external appearance) and the presentation of the... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've eaten here a few times, and never been disappointed. The food is consistently excellent and the Chef/Owner even took pains to prepare a special meal for a family member with particular dietary needs... She said it was her best meal of the trip. I got a few life birds waiting for the food to arrive on my first visit,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Chef Monsieur Colbert is outstanding in his creations of authentic French cuisine. The scallops in the Coquilles St. Jacque are the best in Costa Rica and the Chateaubriand foe two is always done to perfection. A fantastic wine, liquor, and dessert selection make any meal a total delight. On clear days, a fantastic view of the Caribbean slope also awaits... More 

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Barrhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cold and foggy and lost. Happened on this restaurant with grandchildren and family in tow. The food was superb,French cuisine, fresh smoked bacon and ham, pate's and cheese plates to die for, not to mention the fresh French loaf..entrees were superb and the dessert trays a bit of heaven..all a grand experience for us all.

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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was a cold wet and very foggy evening, but the restaurant had been recommended so we braved the awful weather. The dog was more welcoming than the chef/owner, and we were at first the only diners. Inside it felt very cold and we didn't take our coats off......lighting the stove would make a huge difference to the ambiance. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great view, very nice interior, great food. Very accomodating to our rather exacting diet (high fat, very low carb). Wonderful!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We came to Colbert by chance and it turns out the owners used to own a terrific restaurant in San Jose many, many years ago. They still have a wonderful cuisine. We didn't have a single issue with the time because we just wanted to relax and enjoy. Prices: just about right with all higher end restaurants in Costa Rica... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This sunday my husband and I where headed to a typical food restaurant when we passed by Colbert and remembered that years ago we visited and was very good. They continue with the good quality and excellent service. I had scallops and my husband has a tenderloin. They were great!!!!

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quiberon
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We're a French family and decided to have lunch at Colberts on our way back to Alajuela after two fantastic weeks in Costa Rica. We'd read a great review in the French version of Lonely Planet and were looking forward to our last great meal before the trip back home. It was a promising start - roaring fire in the... More 

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joelsuire, Owner at Restaurante Colbert, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor user Samwoodman, First of all, Restaurant Colbert would like to thank you for the comment left on Trip Advisor. We take into account all comments (positive and negative) in order to always improve our food, service and atmosphere. We sure remember your visit, on January 2 at our restaurant, we would like to thank you and your... More 

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Address: 16 km of Volcan Poas | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2482 2776
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 km of Volcan Poas | 400 m este de la gasolinera de Varablanca, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: +506 2482 2776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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