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Baalbek

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3 Km. North, 600 West of the church, San Rafael, Costa Rica
(506) 2267-6683
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Description: Baalbek is the place you'd like to visit & enjoy if you are looking to...
Baalbek is the place you'd like to visit & enjoy if you are looking to spend quality time with your family & friends, and a "must" place to enjoy a very romantic time with your couple.We are open every day from 11 am to 12mn from S-Th and 11am to 1am from F-S. We offer Belly Dance show every Friday and Live Music on Saturdays. Check our website for more special events info! We hope to serve you very soon!!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good but expensive

the food was very good, but for my husband (who is not big), the portions on his pasta dish were not friendly. he was still hungry after we left. my lebanese fish was very yummy, and i thought the portions were fine, but i'm a lot smaller than my husband. the food was very good, but after our two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
cecilia h
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful lunch and spent an afternoon in a completly different atmosphere. Loved the Lebanese food and decor. The service was excellent and also the view. Will definately go back at night. The live music and and the view of the central valley must be awesome

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had visitors from Panama in and we decided to eat close to home. I drove up to Balbek as the view is always wonderful. We started with an appetizer platter which was pretty good and then the main courses came out. One of my friends ordered the fresh fried fish and low and behold it was a Pricesmart forzen... More 

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chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went here Valentines Day without a reservation about 9pm. They werent sure if they could seat us. After leaving us standing there and conferencing with 3 different people, they decided to seat us. This took over 10 minutes and the place was a ghost town. I mean EMPTY. Maybe 4 tables occupied. . They put us in a corner next... More 

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Irvine, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

the food was very good, but for my husband (who is not big), the portions on his pasta dish were not friendly. he was still hungry after we left. my lebanese fish was very yummy, and i thought the portions were fine, but i'm a lot smaller than my husband. the food was very good, but after our two meals... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was with my girlfriend May 17th, and we really enjoyed of this place. The view is amazing... the location is good, very fresh air up the mountain in San Rafael de Heredia, the decoration of the place was beautiful, the food was average, the service was OK. In overall this is the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Go... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Great decoration very nice, comfortable, magic place and view!! incredible to share with your boyfriend!! a group of friends, to celebrate your birthday!! amazing view and atmosphere

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Looking for a place for a romantic date, I found this restaurant online. I called first, to inquire about reservations and the belly dance presentation. We got there by 9 pm on a Friday and not only enjoyed a delicious meal, but also a very artistic belly dance presentation. This restaurant is a bit pricey, but it is worth the... More 

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San Jose
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went last night with my husband for a couple's night out, the view was great, food was good, not fantastic but we just had an entree to share and a bottle of wine. Service was good however when the place got crowded obviously it was hard for the waiter to keep up with with his tables. They do have a... More 

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Ciudad Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Really nice place. Great view of San Jose lights at night. Waiter was incompetent and indifferent. Asked for Drambue. He said they didn't have. Went to bar and bartender had it. Ordered seabass waiter came back and said they were out. Offered tuna or mahi mahi. Then came back and said no mahi mahi. Sucked on ice in empty glass... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

LOVED the view. Food was delicious (medium rare steak was perfect). Prices are high, but the view is priceless. Entertainment included too (belly dancer) which was fun. Waiter was indifferent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Km. North, 600 West of the church, San Rafael, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: (506) 2267-6683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 40
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Description

Baalbek is the place you'd like to visit & enjoy if you are looking to spend quality time with your family & friends, and a "must" place to enjoy a very romantic time with your couple.We are open every day from 11 am to 12mn from S-Th and 11am to 1am from F-S. We offer Belly Dance show every Friday and Live Music on Saturdays. Check our website for more special events info! We hope to serve you very soon!!!

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