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Restaurant la Terrasse

Avenida 9, Calle 15 | 25 metros al sur del Hotel La Amistad, San Jose 100, Costa Rica
+506 8939 8470
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Ranked #1 of 295 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
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97% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is, at this time, rated the number one restaurant in San Jose. Don't get me wrong, it IS a very very good place to eat...and the food is very well presented and well prepared. There were a few things, however, that I think could be a bit better to get a higher score. This again depends on what... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A special place for a special meal. A homely atmosphere with top class food. Very friendly and welcoming.

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Desamparados, San Jose
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Why go to a restaurant where you have to share space with many other patrons, when you can visit La Terrasse and enjoy of an intimate space and home-made French food? I visited La Terrasse with my sister and mother and all our food selections were simply delicious. The jazz was perfect. The champagne was nice. The prices were reasonable.... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were there for dinner (8 adults) and had the place to ourselves. It is a complete experience and not just food. Old remodeled house in barrio Amon converted into a cozy french restaurant where owners cook and serve tables in a warm friendly atmosphere. Very good french cuisine and good value for money. Reservation are a must.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

In a nutshell it felt like we were invited over for dinner to our friends beautifully designed home, where Gerald entertained us with stories about France and Costa Rica whilst Patricia worked her magic in the kitchen to prepare an absolutely delicious meal. All this to the sound of Motown classics playing in the background. By far the best meal... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family and me had dinner at “La Terrasse” and we all enjoyed every aspect of the evening, being the food the most unforgettable of all.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You truly feel you are welcomed into their home. And it is a home with so much love and soul. The food and wine are absolute quality produce and delicious. The service just could not be better. We ate here on our last night in Costa Rica and i wish I had anther chance to visit again.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I truly adored our dining experience here! The food, service and ambiance were all top notch. There are about 6 tables inside the beautifully decorated house which means you get very personal attention. The husband and wife team go all out to ensure you have a great experience. Our best meal in Costa Rica.

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Bordeaux, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

One year I haven't been there; at the end of my last trip to San josé I had a wonderfull lunch Patricia cooking is still perfect ,they have now a nice range of french wines. A good change from the other restaurants wich feed you without any pleasure.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

La Terrasse is one of a kind restaurant, at least in San Jose, where you would rarely find a place like this. Chef Patrice cooks everything from her home kitchen and her husband attends the 10 people they receive per night. Food is Classic French with a twist, beautiful presentation and generous portions are accompanied by very reasonable prices. The... More

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