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Park Cafe

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100 N Rostipollos, La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2290 6324
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Please read important reservation information on our website before making...
Please read important reservation information on our website before making your booking. Thank you.
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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
An amazing place at so many levels

My wife and I had dinner at the Park Café tonight. We were seated in one corner of the internal courtyard with complete privacy and no background noise of any kind. The cuisine was awesome, the presentation was superb and the service very attentive and discreet. The portions were a bit small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Ternon
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at the Park Café tonight. We were seated in one corner of the internal courtyard with complete privacy and no background noise of any kind. The cuisine was awesome, the presentation was superb and the service very attentive and discreet. The portions were a bit small although it is the philosophy of this restaurant... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's taken me far too long to write this review but I promised myself that I must write it as soon as I found the time as to not leave one about this Costa Rican gem would be an absolute crime! Park Cafe is quite simply amazing. The food first of all is second to none, delicious small plates, each... More 

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Costa Rica
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

6 Tables, 3 plates, 6 flavors, 8 sensations, you name it!, grande!!! I'm sorry icannot add more words to this review, jus ask for a reservagion 3 months ahead

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I have dined here several times and consider it a world class restaurant. The food is excellent. Great attention is paid to both taste and presentation. The service is as good as the food. Leave room for desert!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've visited many restaurants in and out San Jose, and this has been my favorite in the city until now. The service is great, the food exquisite and the place so nice! If you are looking for a real gourmet experience, go to Park Cafe. Highly recommended!!!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There are several things to be said and, judging from some of the below reviews, arguments to be settled about this place. Firstly - yes, we were surprised about the fact that our hotel concierge could not book us a table and the manager asked for us to call direct to make a booking. But hey, that's not really an... More 

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Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and sympathetic understanding of a few of my eccentricities. I guess I am somewhat of a dinosaur as I had my formative years at a time when people enjoyed being -as the French so wonderfully describe it- 'a table', rather than as Rhadamanthys, which seems to be so many people's aspiration. Fine dining... More 

san jose ,costa rica
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is one of the best..no, one of the very best restaurants in Costa Rica. I believe the chef is from the UK, rather temperamental but oh so creative we forgive him. The service is tops and we love sitting by the garden with the Buddha statues and other lovely decor. It is not your economical eatery but worth every... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A very cute husband and wife owned restaurant. Loved the creative dishes. This was by far the best meal we had during our trip. They should think about offering a prix fixe for those who don't want to have to choose their own dishes. The restaurant coexists with an antique store. Super cute and romantic. The space is beautiful. Make... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We loved having dinner in the garden surrounded by all of the beautiful antiques. The meal Chef Richard prepared was absolutely fabulous. So good, that we made it back there again before we headed home on our vacation. Thanks again!

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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you are looking for a special meal out in San Jose. You must try the Park Cafe. The food is exquisite, beautifully served and the ambience second to none. Having lived here for 9 months the Park Cafe is by far the best place we have found. In fact, after quite a few expensive and disappointing meals out we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 N Rostipollos, La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2290 6324

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Please read important reservation information on our website before making your booking. Thank you.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?