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

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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
Delightful!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Daniel R
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
1 review
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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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