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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 #5 of 298 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went to Mantras with my son and daughter in law and was truly delighted. Tucked away in a small house in San Pedro, this gem was fresh and delicious and organic! Wonderful lunch.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Other reviewers have said it before. This is a great place in San Jose to have a veggie meal, in a fun atmosphere and reasonable prices (as they go in San Jose). A mixed crowd, good service. I would definitely go back.

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Castle Rock CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had the BEST meal we have had in CR in 10 years -- healthy, delicious, beautiful presentation, creative, we wish we had found it much sooner!!! Yummmmmm!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are into vegetarian or vegan dishes, this is the place to go! They have a great variety of dishes: soups, raw dishes and desserts, pasta, rice bowls, ice-cream, smoothies, juices, smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, coffee, and to die for desserts. My personal favorites are the Spicy Pad Thai and the Yogi Bowl, but I often find myself choosing between... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have lived in Costa Rica for 11 years. I have eaten at most vegetarian restaurants I hear about. I have heard about Mantras for many years from many friends encouraging me to eat there. It is not in an area i get to often. I finally went this week. From the Lemon Grass Kombucha to the raw pizza and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group of 7 for lunch today and we were all absolutely blown away by how amazing each of our meals were. All of which were served within 10 to 15 minutes after placing our orders. I was the only plant eater in the group but all my friends were so impressed they said they could easily convert... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Mantras is a great veggie cafe settled in an old house in Barrio Escalante, San Pedro. Their menu is well balanced: soups, salads, pastas, wraps and desserts are all fresh and yummy. My 3 friends and I shared the Mantras Salad, the Mexican Salad, and the Pad Thai, all really tasty. For dessert we shared the most delicious “raw brownie”... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 restaurant reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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