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Restaurant La Bastille

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French, Swiss
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Frente a Agencia Hyunday | Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2255-4994
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great surprise and Thommy!

We stumbled by accident on la Bastille after an entire day cruising through San Jose and decided to check the menu...We met Thommy late afternoon by himself preparing everything, a real one man show..He asked us to forget the menu and just asked what type of fish/meat we had in mind and set up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Valerie C
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We stumbled by accident on la Bastille after an entire day cruising through San Jose and decided to check the menu...We met Thommy late afternoon by himself preparing everything, a real one man show..He asked us to forget the menu and just asked what type of fish/meat we had in mind and set up himself the beginning of a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Better than ever! Better than ever! Better than ever! Better than ever! Better than ever! Better than ever! Better than ever!

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

La Bastille is one of our favorite restaurants in San Jose. It is an unexpected oasis on Paseo Colon in a very warm and intimate space- and the food is wonderful. Chef Thommy will prepare anything on the menu, and it will delight your senses. Sometimes, the best meals come from his suggestions, and you can't go wrong! A great... More 

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Horsens, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have eaten here before, but always dinner. This trip I had a dinner and a lunch. The best red snapper for dinner and "just a simple pasta" for lunch. Oh, but this simple pasta was just like a piece of the best Italy has to offer, a perfect portion-size, delicately seasoned and mmmmm.....some delicious "olives." No! Grapes! What a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tommy is an excellent host and chef. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was awesome. The restaurant is a little hole in the wall place which is the kind of place I like. You owe it to yourself to try it!

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I from Los Angeles had partnered with another couple from Denver for a day of shopping and museum hopping in downtown San Jose. We boarded a cab and then headed for La Bastille for a late afternoon lunch without knowing they close between lunch and dinner. However, Thomi the chef told us he could prepare us something... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place is great if you're looking for real French food in the city center. The location is very centric but not pretty, so it can be easy to miss. However, the service and food are great.

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Horsens, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

This trip I have eaten here twice and will have lunch tomorrow before departure. The food is spectacular and to sit with the chef at the end of the day and chat adds to the delightful ambience. I usually never read the menu, just ask what is best today. You get the story of the fish-monger, the veggie seller, the... More 

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This distinguished restaurant in the heart of san jose makes a nice place to go for dinner in a small group , as a couple or alone. I do not recomend it for big groups of 20+., as it is quite cosy like others mentioned, it basicaly operates with one waiter and the kitchen staff. speaking about kitchen, food,.. Thomi... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went to this place with big expectations, but it was a big dissapointment. Dishes are completely overpriced for what you get, the place has nothing special and quality of food less than average. The chef and the waiter are very polite and that is the only positive aspect of this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frente a Agencia Hyunday | Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (506) 2255-4994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Swiss

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