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Restaurant la Terrasse

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Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 298
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  • 11
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  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
French dishes, French Chef, French service!

This is the place to go if you feel like having a French cuisine experience in San José. By this, I also mean that you should know something about French cuisine, or at least be willing to accept their recommendations. Don't mess with their art! We had Camembert, goat cheese, and duck. Every dish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go if you feel like having a French cuisine experience in San José. By this, I also mean that you should know something about French cuisine, or at least be willing to accept their recommendations. Don't mess with their art! We had Camembert, goat cheese, and duck. Every dish was superb! We were there to... More 

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Thank alecordon
Cosby, Tennessee
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367 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb experience gastromically. The wife started with the pear blue cheese tart and I had the mushroom soup. Both were among the best first courses we have ever experienced in our travel. Presentation by Gerard and cooking by wife Patricia are beautiful. We had a bottle of Pinot Gris to accompany the meal which was a little on the sweet... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very personal, friendly and tasteful. A place to remember. Definetely worth a visit! Book in advance and take a taxi to (and from) the restaurant. Even the driver had some difficulties in finding the restaurant. No cards - only cash.

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Thank Mats E
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night on our first night in Costa Rica, and we're glad we checked it out. The decor is really cute and works so well with the ambience. We were the only ones in there at the start, but the decor made this feel special rather than empty. We had baked camembert and mascarpone starters. The camembert was... More 

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2 Thank Martin K
New Haven, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My boyfriend and I had a lovely dining experience at Restaurant la Terrasse. Highly recommended. The food and atmosphere was memorable.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I went to celebrate an special occasion with my girlfriend. The food its incredible, the flavors and the experience in the mouth its out of this world. Its really nice when you get into the restaurant and hear the french music, and the place its just magical. The attention from the owner was more than fabulous, and at the end... More 

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2 Thank Jason A
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Loved this restaurant and the food. It is in an old home owned by the chef, Patricia, and her husband, Gerald. Gerald greets you, speaks excellent English,and spends most of the meal making sure all the guests are happy with their food and wine. The food is excellent. The duck comes with a basil creme brûlée that was magic. Gerald... More 

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Thank SCP905
San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Small restaurant in the center of San José, cost ambience... Few tables, simple French menú, Creative classical/new food... Good taste, friendly service

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Thank 36denis
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I had heard a lot about this restaurant and thought the culinary experience would be something outstanding or abnormal to other local restaurants. - the food is ok, it's not special, it's not delicious, it's not unique, it's just okay, average. - the environment is nice even though it has uncomfortable chairs and a tacky bathroom, but if you're looking... More 

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Laterrasse L, Propriétaire at Restaurant la Terrasse, responded to this review
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Chère Madame, Merci pour votre avis. Nous n'avons jamais eu la prétention d'être un établissement de luxe. Notre concept est... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This place was both delicious (a true culinary experience) and the service was great and personal. The home was ADORABLE and lots of positive energy! Highly recommend and I would go back any day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 8939 8470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings

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