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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 0
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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
Amazing restaurant

We had diner at la Terrasse on the last day of our holiday and it was amazing. Patrichia does the cooking all by herself in a little kitchen with less equipment and makes wunderfull dishes with a delicious taste. She really make a dinner that is just as good as a star restaurant in Holland. The... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This hidden restaurant serves very traditional and savory French cuisine. You MUST make a reservation because this is a fresh ingredients and limited 12 persons seating restaurant runned by a Frech couple. Always ask the chef (she's the chef) for the recommendations of the day.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were the first peopl that night and only two other couples were seated while we were there. So only caveat is how well it will perform when full. Service from owners was superb. Each dish (and we ordered many different items) ranged from very good to excellent. Atmosphere, including the train blowing its' horn, was unique. Definitely a keeper.

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Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had diner at la Terrasse on the last day of our holiday and it was amazing. Patrichia does the cooking all by herself in a little kitchen with less equipment and makes wunderfull dishes with a delicious taste. She really make a dinner that is just as good as a star restaurant in Holland. The place is a lovely... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Delicious french plates in a small romantic setting. I saw the reviews here so I had to try it out, and it did not disappoint. Everything from the bread to the main dish was tasty and beautifully presented. It was the perfect type of dinner to kick off my wife and I's 10 year anniversary trip. I had the beef... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went to this place to celebrate my husband's birthday. First time visit and decided to go based on these recommendations. Just awesome, best customer service we've ever had, great environment and the food exceeded every expectation we had. Really like the fact that they give you a pretty customized service since it is a small place, both owners just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We come here in holyday finally.The food was magnifique.We like special places and very expensive.The decor very nice.Attentive service.We enjoy too much this experience.Highly recommended.....

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We celebrated my husband birthday at home with the "chef at home" service of the restaurant la Terrasse. It is an excellent option for those special ocassions in the intimacy of the house , enjoing good food and wine. Patricia and her husband supported me in the selection of the menu and wine, giving me the options to fit to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The reviews are absolutely right! This place is a hidden gem in the middle of San Jose. My family had a wonderful French meal on our last night in Costa Rica. The escargot were better than the ones in Paris. We tried four different entrees and they were all excellent. We especially liked the beef stew and the scallops. Our... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After ten days of Tico food, this restaurant was a welcome change. The ambiance is fantastic, as well as the host. We later on met his wife who is the chef. She performed some magic in the kitchen in spite of not having some ingredients due to the delivery truck not showing up. It was four of us and we... More 

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Costa Rica
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We decided to try it, given all the great reviews in here... I made the reservation weeks in advanced, apparently is very hard to find space on short notice. The restaurant is owned by a french couple and its actually their house, so its very cozy and nicely decorated. Only 10 people a night, we where 4 tables. The menu... More 

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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, Doing business, Romantic

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