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Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House

200 metros Este, 25 metros Sur de la Rotonda del Farolito | Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
2253-6715
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Ranked #7 of 285 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Wow... I recently discovered this great choice in Barrio Escalate, San Jose. A happening cafe where great food at reasonable prices is served. Loved the salads, pad thai and chocolate brownie. Everything is so fresh and yummy. Don't miss it if you're around. Opens for lunch only. For best places in CR, visit my blog: crbynataly

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I've gone to several restaurants here in Costa Rica to try vegan food, I have to say this is the best, they use only fresh ingredients and the food presentation always looks good. You must try their vegan raw desserts!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are that kind of person who thinks that veggie food is boring, change your mind going to Mantras. You will love it. No need to be vegetarian, you will love it for sure.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Mantras has great food, amazing customer service and a comfortable, clean environment. I was in Costa Rica for 4 days visiting from Washington DC and I had the benefit of trying different items on the menu every day and everything was amazing from the smoothies and juices to the main meals and desserts. The food was made with love and... More

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Sabadell, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Nice place, quiet, amazing good food and service. I have been really impressed with the smoothies including new and unexpected flavors. Definitely I recommend this restaurant.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Away from the busy city center, Mantras was a great surprise. We had two specials, tasty "pollo" gallitos - sort of taco on a soft tortilla; and the canelones stuffed with mushrooms. Both were tasty and small enough that you could add some else, like a mini soup. The restaurant was at capacity and people had to be told to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Now that Jardin del Parque closed down, Matras moves up from the #2 to the #1 "Best Restaurant in San Jose" slot. The food is great with lots of choice - catering to gluten free vegans / raw vegans. The atmosphere is bubbling, with wonderful staff who speak good English. The owner-chefs are wonderful and happy to give you a... More

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Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband ordered the Falafel Burger which was super savory, I ordered the Eggplant Wrap with a small crema de ayote soup....very good but I kept stealing bites of the Falafel Burger. The best part of our lunch was the dessert. The waiter said it was a crunchy crust with chocolate. Well, it was so unique and creamy, I had... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Great REAL food for those who eat not as a reactive instinct but for those who care about their health while eating delicious. Aldo and staff very attentive, knowledgeable and fast.

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San Diego,CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

At first I was reluctant when my local coworker took us to this place. But I have to admit, it was a wonderful surprise. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

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