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Restaurante Plaza Espana

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Del Cruce de San Antonio de Escazu, 100 Este y 50 Sur | 400 Oeste y 100 Sur de la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 10202, Costa Rica
50622281850
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Description: Restaurant with authentic Spanish cuisine, tapas and entrees, a wide...
Restaurant with authentic Spanish cuisine, tapas and entrees, a wide selection of Spanish wines and, terrace overlooking the valley and tapas-bar very affordable prices and exclusive audience.
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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Very nice night, good food

We went based on the ratings I looked at on TA. This is a mediterranean look place with lots of character, but not overly classy and that is in a good way. The wait staff (Jennifer) was excellent and we ordered two tapas and two medium sized dishes to share. The chorizo was very good and the potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Terry W
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San José, Costa Rica
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San José, Costa Rica
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went based on the ratings I looked at on TA. This is a mediterranean look place with lots of character, but not overly classy and that is in a good way. The wait staff (Jennifer) was excellent and we ordered two tapas and two medium sized dishes to share. The chorizo was very good and the potato tortilla was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Terry W
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Hi Mr. Terry we are glad to read that you liked our gastronomy offer and services, we hope to see you soon around here and order our new tapas that will be in our new menu. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to believe that in such an "off the beaten track" location one would find such delectable Spanish treats!!! Wonderful Pulpo a la Gallega that I haven't eaten since a long ago vacation in Madrid!! Heavenly Gambas al Ajillo! My husband loved the Callos a la Madrileña, too. Delightful rustic setting in an old adobe house, attentive service and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kathryn K
Dnavasdiaz, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Kathryn, on behalf of all our staff and myself I thank you for commenting and evaluating our restaurant in such detail. We are happy to hear that enjoyed our food, especially the shrimp, octopus and calluses (one of my favorites).We hope to see you soon around here and follow discovering new dishes from our menu and our new... More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice cozy ambiance, food was delicious. The wine list was good, but limited. GET THE SANGRIA! Staff was very friendly. I will certainly be back.

Helpful?
Thank Geoff D
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Mr. Hi Geoff, thanks for comment and evaluate our restaurant, we are glad you like our Sangria (secret recipe), our food and service. We hope to see you soon around here. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great place to hang out, have a couple of drinks (great Sangria) and food is just WORTH IT! remember to ask for the daily specials! they are really special!

Helpful?
Thank castrosasso
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for commenting your visit to our restaurant, we are glad you like our Sangria (secret recipe) and our new "Tapas" out of our menu. We hope to see soon around here. More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The place is up in Escazu, car transportation recommended. The environment is nice and cozy, service was a little slow but understandable because it was busy that night. We enjoyed our friends meeting with the food and drinks... we felt prices a little to expensive but not bad.

Helpful?
Thank Robertoloco
Dnavasdiaz, Manager at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for comment on their experience at the restaurant, we're glad you like our food, sangria and live music. Thanks, hope to see you soon around here. More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Excellent food, excellent service! Must try the paella, sangria, "noodle" paella (it's really good), and the desserts.

Helpful?
Thank Angel P
Dnavasdiaz, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, thanks for taking the time to express your experience at our restaurant, we were greatly pleased to know that our Paella, Fidégua (noodle paella), sangria and desserts are to your liking and hope to see you around here again soon. More 

Costa Rica
Level Contributor
90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Although the place is cozy the food that took hours to come was not as good as mentioned in other reviews. We just had tapas and the only ones worth to be mentioned is the Gazpacho and the potato tortilla. Everything else was untasty, plenty of mayonnaise and the quality of the product was not good (the calamari). Definitely not... More 

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1 Thank SBV7
Daniel N, Propietario at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments We are sorry that you did not enjoy the food 100% and we apologize that you consider that the quality was not good, since we always do our best to offer the most fresh hi quality ingridients, as well as our heart in the service. As you can see in all the other commnent the... More 

Minneapolis
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My friend and I ate here 5/25/12. The restaurant opens at 6pm. If it was not raining so hard, we would have had a great view of the San Jose valley. This restaurant makes one feel like you are eating in small restaurant in Spain. The sangria is highly recommend and there is a good variety of tapas and entrees... More 

Helpful?
Thank feldafing
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer, we are glad that your visit greatly in our restaurant has been satisfactory and spend a nice evening in the company of your friends to like and appreciate our sangria and especially recommend it to feel like you are in Spain, because that is our goal, to create a place in which they feel like they were in... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is a place worth to go. The cuisine is a full experience of what i get at Spain. A must go

Helpful?
Thank Jlccr
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Dear customer that joy for us to know that our kitchen was to your liking, we are continually doing "Tapas" new hope which come to enjoy. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

During a holiday in Costa Rica visited this place together with my family, in the beginning we were not very impressed by the location since it's not the nicest part of Escazu and one wouldn't expect one of the best restaurants in the area ( according to the reviews ) to be there. Nevertheless when you go in, you could... More 

Helpful?
Thank ctgo
Dnavasdiaz, Owner at Restaurante Plaza Espana, responded to this review

Thanks for making us your comments about your experience in our restaurant, we greatly appreciate your comments which we discussed in a meeting and we will enhance the decor of the place and surroundings, we've made ​​some improvements and we are also making changes to the presentations of the plates, we're glad you like the taste and we will improve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Del Cruce de San Antonio de Escazu, 100 Este y 50 Sur | 400 Oeste y 100 Sur de la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu 10202, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: 50622281850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene

Description

Restaurant with authentic Spanish cuisine, tapas and entrees, a wide selection of Spanish wines and, terrace overlooking the valley and tapas-bar very affordable prices and exclusive audience.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?