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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 144
    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 ode to the senses

I went with y family to celebrate my bday, and what a great way to celebrate one more year. Richard, the Chef and owner its super nice, and the ambience of the restaurant is unique. He and his wife travel around Asia buying furniture that they sell from the restaurant that at that same time serves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
adrialvarez
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Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Costa Rica
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I went with y family to celebrate my bday, and what a great way to celebrate one more year. Richard, the Chef and owner its super nice, and the ambience of the restaurant is unique. He and his wife travel around Asia buying furniture that they sell from the restaurant that at that same time serves as decoration. Pretty cool!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Quite by happy accident we found ourselves at Park Cafe. Expertly and warmly greeted by Alex we were shown to a courtyard table in the midst of a lovely South East Asian furniture and art store. Each piece was artfully shown - the perfect backdrop for the incredible meal that was to come. The menu offers a variety of unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The best restaurant in Costa Rica!!! The food is so delicious, so perfect and everything is so detail!!!! It's an amazing ambiance too!!!

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is nothing that I, or anyone else could write about the food that would make any sense or properly describe Park Cafe. The democratization of the internet, giving the clientele an outlet for review, is frankly harmful when it comes to a dinner like this. Let me explain. It would be like stopping in the heat of coitus to... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have visited Costa Rica for 12 years and spend a lot of time there. This one is absolutely the best so far. We had 8 different plates and I loved 7 of them. The restaurant is placed actually in an antiquities shop which actually made it even more interesting. We were served by a person who spoke 3 languages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

The food and service was absolutely fantastic! Best tapas I have had in a long time with reasonable prices for the quality of the food. Alex, our server was extremely attentive! What a great find in San Jose. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant as it is a very unique experience.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were here on a business trip and had a random recommendation on the plane to come here. So glad we did! Food was amazing and waiter Alex was the best! Fun experience in an antique shop. If we ever return to Costa Rica, we will be back! Small, intimate place and we had made reservations but SO worth it!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've been to Park Cafe twice recently and loved it every time. I think it's the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. They serve tapas style dishes so you can try a lot of different things, and everything I tried was delicious. Original, flavorful dishes presented very elegantly. I don't usually order duck, but the duck I tried here has... More 

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New Hartford, NY
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158 reviews 158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First...locating this restaurant took a phone call in Spanish from our taxi driver. Even with a GPS, didn't see a sign outside, and we were right next to it! This is a gourmet dining experience in a unique setting. You are eating in an open air extensive antique store!!! You are surrounded by interesting antiquities! The menu is tapas-like, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had prepared our visit to Park Cafe since last week, and they started calling every day to confirm, making excessive statements about how "exclusive" they were and so, which made us think they wanted to kick us out to find space for someone else. At the end they cancelled our reservation last minute, via text message and in a... More 

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Same group of people as other "review". Simply not true. 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?