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Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul, | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia, Costa Rica
506 22374630
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food for great price

A quaint and quiet place not far from the bustling city streets. The food is tasty and served attractively. Service was good and fast, though it also felt rushed at times. The prices are very good for the quality and quantity you get, compared to other places. Wines were average in selections... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Elizabeth G
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A quaint and quiet place not far from the bustling city streets. The food is tasty and served attractively. Service was good and fast, though it also felt rushed at times. The prices are very good for the quality and quantity you get, compared to other places. Wines were average in selections though.

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food was great - very reasonably priced. Host is very accommodating. It was during the world cup and the place was very busy, yet we got served quickly.

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Heredia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for years and always loved it. Raymond, our Catalonian waiter, was always attentive to our needs and a pleasure to converse with. He retained his European class manner, but was not nearly as friendly and attentive as he had been in previous visits.Recently, this restaurant moved to a new location. We were very disappointed... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Even though the owner means well, the place is ready close down. My wife and I were regulars as the food was good and the prices were decent. Our last time there we got a severe stomach infection resulting in non-stop vomiting and diarrhea, followed by visits to the gastrointestinal doctor and bills of hundreds of dollars/thousands of colones.

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San José
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Try the empanadas, the enyucados and the crepes! Service is very friendly. The atmosphere is tranquil, with smooth music and always exhibiting paintings from local artists.

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Nampa, Idaho
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The food was well executed. I had the trout which was faultless, though my wife found her steak indifferent. No surprises there, as Costa Rica is not known for the quality of its beef. If you have not tried empanada's I can recommend them as a starter. The restaurant itself has attractive Decor, and unusually for Heredia is set back... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I spent 6 nights in Heredia and ate at this restaurant two of those evenings. The owner was incredibly nice and helpful. We asked for his recommendation both nights and received some of the absolute best meals we've had. -The first night we ate Trucha (trout) with a honey mustard sauce, new potatoes and an amazing vegetable... More 

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San José, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

A large group of friends -- four of us pregnant -- had lunch at La Candelaria. The salad bar is a bit sparse, but since I've never been to another restaurant in Costa Rica with a free salad bar, I won't complain. The Spanish owner was very friendly, and gave us wonderful recommendations. The food was delicious. We will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul, | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: 506 22374630
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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