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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    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
Elegant dining in San Jose, Costa RIca

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
NYBob6
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New Hartford, NY
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
New Hartford, NY
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Same group of people as other "review". Simply not true. More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Booked the restaurant 2 weeks in advance and this guys asked me to reconfirm my booking 10 times . We confirmed the booking every time and when we were on our way to the restaurant they cancelled! Via sms!!! Not even called! .... And they want to claim to be the best Retaurant in town? Forget it!!

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Zarathustra_10, Owner at Park Cafe, responded to this review

Er, actually, you made a reservation for six people on Monday 13th April and then changed it during the week to eight. We phoned on Friday, the day of the reservation to re-confirm -absolutely standard behaviour for a small twenty seat restaurant where your table represented 40% of the bookings and we have a high rate no-show of people visiting... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went to Park Café late March to celebrate our birthdays, and had the most wonderful dining experience. Thank you to Mr. Neat & his staff for making this a memorable night. We shared 8 different dishes and they were all amazing. Well maybe one item was only very, very, very good ? The Restaurant inside an Antique shop is unique... More 

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Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Park Cafe is one of my favourite restaurants in San Jose. Its setup in an old courtyard that doubles as an antiques and curios shop, and only has a few tables so reservations are a must. The food is ever-so delicate, but done perfectly every time. This is fusion cooking done to a super high quality level, with each dish... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

An impressive, detailed and accurate etiquette welcomed us to the restaurant. A precise, artistic and delicious food was served at our table. Why not coming back? Is the best restaurant in this country. Congrats to all the team, specially to Alex. Coming back soon.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent Gourmet cuisine.The restaurant combine an excellent attention with an ambiance unique with Indy scultures. The cuisine it´s almost art here.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First and foremost, the food is world-class, truly Michelin starred quality from a chef with 2 stars in the past. Setting is lovely in a charming antique store with an open air atrium. Attentive service with well curated wine list. Prices are very, very reasonable for quality of experience. An absolute stunner of a restaurant.

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Miami
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A splendid experience, the restaurant is set in an antique shop, beautiful, lovely place, a delightful garden; we sat in the garden. A very creative, inspired menu, the presentation almost artistic; we ordered to share the Foie Gras with crispy potatoes, rabbit with gnocchi, chorizo and braised leg, quail with dates and minted couscous and the breast of duck in... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I were in San Jose in February, and had dinner at the Park Café. I do not think there is much I can add to the superlatives that have already been posted, except to say that I heartily agree and endorse all of the 5-star ratings and descriptions. It is essential that reservations be made several days... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?