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Restaurante L'ile de France

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Avenida Escazu, Escazu 1000, Costa Rica
506-2289-7533
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice french spot

It is a very good looking restaurant located in the mos chic place of San Jose. The Menu is very complete and the service was great. Food was really good. Very recommendable indeed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
LeoCabrera
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is a very good looking restaurant located in the mos chic place of San Jose. The Menu is very complete and the service was great. Food was really good. Very recommendable indeed.

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Lima Region, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was there with my girlfriend and we expected something really french! It's a nice try, but there's room for improvement. First of all the rose they presented was more of a cheap and very sweet table wine (Flambant bulles Rouge). About 40$ and this is too expensive for a bottle like this. Not the best recommendation the waiter gave!... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had my usual "steak tartare"!! Delicious!! The service is great, we had a wonderful experience. The "corvina meunière" is de the best, the quality of fish is superb.

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have traveled all over the world and am a French trained chef. I live here in Costa Rica, but L'ile de France is by far one of the best, if not the best restaurants that I have ever eaten in. Definitely the best in Costa Rica! Have been back several times and will continue to go back. AMAZING service... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very nice restaurant with a good french menu, good service and good atmosphere. Very well located in Avenida Escazu.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This restaurant is consistently great both in food and environment. It's certainly not cheap, but it's got excellent French food and is a great location for dinner.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

By the way, this is definitely not my first magnificent French meal at this beautiful restaurant. Now of course, my 80th certainly was more than just a "special occasion"because this was my third birthday in a row where I chose to dine for this very special one! And again, was I ever totally blessed to have Jennifer, once again, as... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Both our meals were a disappointment. It appears that someone read a French cookbook, but did not follow the preparation details. The coq a vin was overdone and not flavorful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The best service and the best food. Highly recommended!!!!! One of the best french cousin in costa rica , if not the best !!!!

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice interior design, ok service. The drinks ok for the price.Soups were the only good dishes(gazpacho and carrot soup with bits of oranges and anis spice, which was very sweet and could pass for a dessert), but the salad and a main dish were a big disappointment. Dry overcooked chicken breast with really bland and uninteresting mashed potatoes and sauteed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Escazu, Escazu 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: 506-2289-7533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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