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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Quelque chose de special

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.....

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Aaron R
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have to start by saying that I created this account on TripAdvisor just to rate La Terrasse - so that might speak for itself. Regardless, the evening (and I don't mean a couple of hours - we arrived at 8:45 and didn't leave until close to 2:00AM) we spent at La Terrasse proved to include not only some of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We certainly LOVED our evening at the French restaurant, La Terrasse. This restaurant is a little tricky for the taxi drivers to find; it’s in a residential part of San Jose in a private home owned by chef Patricia Richer and her husband Gérald. When our cabbie managed to find it (with the help of our phone GPS), Gérald was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am so glad that I found Restaurant la Terrasse on Tripadvisor. It is once of the best dining experiences of my life, and possibly the best. I enjoyed a very special New Years Eve 2014 dinner with my parents, which we will never forget. Our host and chef Patricia made us feel very welcome, providing an enchanted evening with... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The chef is excellent, the place is cozy and the service is great. Highly recommended for couples, friends, and business dinners. It is for small groups as the place is small.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We searched for this place because of the reviews. After much hiking around,we finally found it. Lovely spot in a house owned by a French couple. We felt lucky to have gotten a reservation! When we arrived, we were the only patrons and were treated very well! I wish I could say the same for the food.... My husband had... More 

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Address: Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8939 8470
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
Cuisine: French

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  • 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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