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Restaurant La Bastille

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French, Swiss, European
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Frente a Agencia Hyunday | Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2255-4994
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Outstanding every single thing from food to drinks,service. Tommy can highly recommend by of mine and I will return here many times. We had a party of 4 and each ordered something different I tried every dish. Outstanding everything. Go

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Outstanding every single thing from food to drinks,service. Tommy can highly recommend by of mine and I will return here many times. We had a party of 4 and each ordered something different I tried every dish. Outstanding everything. Go

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Third trip here and Tommy never disappoints. First trip here for 3 family members and claimed best meal ever had. We all Shared our meals and each one amazing flavor. Tommy goes out of his way to get the best ingredients and his presentation is outstanding. Tommy is also very personalable and interacts with almost every single guest and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I wondered into this restaurant my first day in Costa Rica, completely unsure what to expect. It was the first restaurant I came across and the door was open. I walked in at 3:00 and didn't leave until 6:30 as I was in good company by the owner (also the cook and the server) and his friend. I have never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. The service, the food, the wine... Something to remember for sure. We called around for reservations on a Saturday night and were denied at two other places before we called La Bastille... I'm glad the other two were booked. Don't skip this restaurant if you're in San Jose, Tommy is a legend for a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had just flown in that afternoon and after the Gold Museum and National Theatre there was no time to see anything else in the working city that is San Jose. We also knew that we were in for days of rice and beans. So we had done our homework and though we were a bit early (and very hungry),... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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

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  • 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, European

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